All buildings on THM campuses are currently closed.
If you need to attend labs or other in-person sessions, please inquire in your department regarding how you can gain access to the building.
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS
In October 2020 THM will offer a comprehensive orientation programme (called STEP). The programme includes meetings covering important information for your degree course as well as things you need to know to be "THM savvy" such as the online services we provide and how to use the library. In addition, preparatory courses in mathematics and the natural sciences will be offered to help students with basic introductory concepts. Second and third year students will accompany you during these orientation weeks and will see to it that everyone has the opportunity to get to know fellow students. So make sure you take part in our STEP programme so that you can get off to a good start on 2 November 2020.
You can find the current programme of events on the STEP page.
FAQs for Students (and Information for Teachers)
What general rules do I have to follow?
Make sure that you read the "Information on the Coronavirus" on our homepage, especially the Hygiene Rules at THM.
If you have spent time over the past few weeks in a high-risk country and/or are experiencing coughing, fever or cold-like symptoms or have preconditions that would place you at a high risk of sustaining a severe illness if you became infected with the coronavirus, please stay home and do not attend any sessions or sit for exams at THM. Consult your physician to assess your own risk.
At the present time, students returning from a high-risk country are not permitted to return to THM for at least 14 days. Except for certain examinations, students are currently requested not to come to THM.
In-person events: Do I have to wear a face mask?
To provide students and staff with the best possible protection, a face covering is either required or recommended depending on the type of event:
- Final examinations (large number of participants, when for instance the proper social distancing cannot be maintained e.g. in the case of questions): face covering required
- Lab sessions (maintaining minimum social distancing may not be possible): face covering required
- Sessions for beginning students: (small number of participants maintaining social distancing): It is recommended that a face covering be worn voluntarily
This covering is a simple mask that serves to reduce the aerosols formed when sneezing or coughing. A simple face mask does not protect the wearer from the coronavirus directly, but when everyone wears a mask, this reduces everyone's risk of catching the disease.
What time periods can be regarded as a "semester break"?
In the scheduling of the 2020 spring semester (PDF semester timetable) regular lectures in digital form are shown in the time period from 20 April to 17 July 2020.
Any sessions during this time period that could not be held online due to to the pandemic must be held be in person by 11 September 2020.
Apart from those students having to attend in-person sessions by 11 September, the time period for the "semester break" following the spring semester is scheduled for 20 July - 30 September 2020.
For the upcoming 2020-21 autumn semester, there will be no lectures for the month of October (1 October - 1 November), meaning this period can also be regarded as a "semester break". Please note the additional information provided at thm.de/corona =>Lehrveranstaltungen WS 2020/21.
Is it permitted to record online lectures or other activities held online in their entirety or in part?
No. This is prohibited. This includes parts of online activities even lasting only a few seconds as well as taking photographs or saving screenshots.
This regulation is laid down in par. 201 of the German penal code (Strafgesetzbuch or StGB), according to which anyone shall be punished who records the words of any individual not spoken in a public context (in this case online activities ) without this person's consent. The only time recording is permitted is if the individual to be recorded provides his/her express consent for the recording or if other arrangements have been made (e.g. in the case of viewers with disabilities). THM reserves the right to report any violations of the law to the district attorney.