Information from the Rectorate / 26.6.2020

26. June 2020
Dear members of the university, 
Today a challenging semester comes to an end.  The fact that it has taken place in alternate.mode despite the adverse circumstances is primarily thanks to you, all members of the Angewandte: the students, the teaching and research staff and the employees in planning, service and administration. 
With an unbelievable amount of effort, you have all ensured that the university was able to remain active even in times of the pandemic-related lockdown. 95% of the courses offered by the Applied University, i.e. more than 800 seminars, lectures and artistic teaching formats, have taken place. Although different - with much improvisation, imagination and willingness to compromise - they did take place. 
In particular, we congratulate the students who have completed their studies in this difficult semester. You all passed your final exams with flying colours. We wish you all the best for your further path and hope that we will meet again at the graduation ceremony in October (see below for dates). 
University operation during the summer months:
- Until further notice, the access regulations communicated on 5 June apply (see "blue column"). Brief summary: From 1 July 2020, access to the university buildings will again be possible for all university members, subject to compliance with the hygiene guidelines and the maximum number of persons defined for the respective rooms.
- The workshops offer limited access during the summer months in compliance with the hygiene guidelines. Details of the offers and opening hours can be found here.
University operation in the winter semester 2020/21:
- We currently assume that the coming winter semester 2020/21 can take place in class again. As in previous months, we will closely monitor the situation over the summer months and keep you informed of any developments.
A cautiously optimistic schedule for October 2020:
- We will start the semester on Friday, 2 October 2020 with a full-day joint "coming back event".
- On Mon, October 5, 2020 at 1 p.m., the welcome event for first year-students will take place in the auditorium at Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7 (please avoid collisions with department-specific activities).
- On Thu, October 15, 2020, 4 p.m. and Fri, October 16, 2020, 11 a.m., the graduation ceremony for our June graduates (to be on the safe side in two parts) will be made up for.
Further information on the events will follow in due course.
We wish you nice and relaxing summer months and are already looking forward to seeing you again in autumn!
Best regards,
Gerald Bast, Bernhard Kernegger, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Eva Maria Stadler and Maria Zettler
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Wien / Austria