COVID-19: information and updates

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Update March 20th

Teaching, Exams, Graduations, Tuition Fees and Internships: New Directives

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All in-class lessons are suspended from March 5 until APRIL 3rd, 2020.

Starting Monday, March 9, 2020 in-class lessons will resume exclusively through alternative means of electronic communication, following the procedures posted on the University website.

For the students who require accommodation, tailored assistance will be offered by Adoss- the Accessibility and Disability Resources office.

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All scheduled exams will be delivered exclusively through telecommunication in accordance with the procedures published on the University website.

Students no longer have to record exam grades on their university booklet.


The schedule of graduation sessions remains unchanged. Graduations will be conducted through the use of telecommunications.


The University will set an additional graduation session for the 2018/2019 academic year by the date of June 15, 2020, as provided for in article 101 paragraph 1 of DL 17 March 2020 no. 18.

Graduates already enrolled in the graduation session of March-April who want to postpone the achievement of the qualification must - without additional charges - send an email to the Student Secretariat of the Department (for the addresses: see below) and to their supervisor askingthe postponement, respecting these deadlines:
- by Monday 23 March at 2.00 pm ONLY for undergraduates of the degree courses of the Department of Law (
by Thursday 26 March for undergraduates of all other courses of study: Department of Economics and Law |Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism |Department of Political Sciences, Communication and International Relations |Department of Humanities, Languages, Mediation, History, Letters and Philosophy


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Scanned signatures have now replaced the original signatures required for the forms that need to be submitted for the graduation examination, including the title pages of the thesis.


The deadline for the third annual installment of tuition fees has been moved from March 31, 2020 to May 6, 2020.

All students are exempted from the payment of the second installment for additional e-learning services scheduled for March 31, 2020. Those students that have already made the payment will be reimbursed following the procedure that will be published on the University website.


Normal professor's reception hoursrequiring the physical presence of students are suspended and will be replaced through meetings held via e-mail and telephone calls.

All front offices (registrars, orientation, info points, departments, etc.) are closed to the public and can be contacted exclusively by phone or e-mail.


The management of international students and students on outgoing and incoming mobility has been transferred to the Office of International Affairs.


All study areas and libraries are closed to the public. Library services that can be delivered through telecommunications will still be available.


All laboratory activities that require physical presence to be held at or outside of university facilities are suspended. However, all activities conducted through telecommunication are allowed.

All student internships already underway that take place at the University and require physical presence are suspended . They will resume using telecommunications, subject to an agreement between the home and host departments.

All internships currently underway outside of university facilities, even abroad, can continue except in the case where the internships are suspended by the host institute or suspension is requested by the intern. In the case where the internship is not suspended, the intern must adhere to all of the precautionary measures provided for by the competent authorities and the host institution to contain infection by Covid-19.

The start of all student internships, even abroad, are suspended until the date of April 3. However, the commencement of new internships through the use of telecommunications (smart working, webinar, etc.) is allowed, following the same administrative procedure required for internships with physical presence.

Internships for graduates that are already underway can continue, except in the case where the internships are suspended by the host institute or suspension is requested by the intern. In the case where the internship is not suspended, the intern must adhere to all of the precautionary measures provided for by the competent authorities and the host institution to contain infection by Covid-19.

The start of new internships is postponed until June 1, 2020.

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Part-time student jobs (so-called “150 hours”) are suspended until normal university activities resume.


All public competitions are suspended, excluding those cases where the evaluation of the candidates is based exclusively on curricula vitae or conducted through telecommunication.

Update February 5th

What's to know about CORONAVIRUS 2019-nCoV

It is a new coronavirus strain which causes a respiratory disease. The outbreak of coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, in the Chinese province of Hubei. Chinese health authorities reported thousands of cases across the country.
Coronaviruses can infect a number of pets and wild animals.  Coronaviruses can be transmitted from animals to humans and then from humans to humans. This had happened, for example, with the viruses causing MERS and SARS.
Data about the coronavirus genomic characterization show that 2019-nCoV is a betacoronavirus and, like MERS and SARs, it may have its origin in bats. For more information, visit the CDC web site

Please follow the virus outbreak through the official channel of the Ministry of Health
This webpage provides useful information about the contagion and aims at protecting our community's health. 

FAQs about Coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak

How does the coronavirus spread?

Human to human contagion mainly happens via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, like how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread.  Similarly, to SARS and MERS, the human to human spread has been confirmed through close contact.


2019-nCoV infections may result in symptoms ranging from mild (80% of cases), to severe (20% of cases) with possible death in a very small proportion of cases (2%). Symptoms may appear from to 2 to 14 days after exposure and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath


The World Health Organization recommends the following hygiene practices and preventive actions (fonte CDC

  • Frequently clean your hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.

Is it safe for staff members and students to travel to China?

Italian Government has decided to temporarily avoid traveling to China until further notice.

The reason for this alert resides not only in the 2019-nCoV infection risk, but also in the unpredictable nature of the outbreak. Indeed, there is a connected risk of social disorders in the outbreak-affected areas which could make the return journey impossible.

Recommendation for students and staff members coming back from China

If you are experiencing some of the symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) you should:

  • immediately see a doctor or call the toll-free telephone 1500 of the Italian Ministry of Health.
  • Avoid close contacts with other people and do not go to crowded places;
  • Students are recommended not to attend classes or other activities if they are experiencing some symptoms.

If you are not experiencing any of the symptoms:

  • Monitor your body temperature every day
  • In case of an increased body temperature should immediately see a doctor or call the toll-free telephone 1500 of the Italian Ministry of Health.

Students with no symptoms may participate to activities and classes with no limitations and without the need to wear a mask.

Recommendation for visiting scholars, researchers and staff members from China

Chinese visitors should monitor their health status carefully by taking their temperature and watching for other possible symptoms during the first 14 days after leaving from China and should see a doctor in case of illness.

Ultimo aggiornamento  2020/03/27 13:21:27 GMT+2