The Dutch education system, including the UvA, will be under lock down until 19 January 2021. As in March and April, the UvA buildings will remain open with limited study places available on reservation at the various locations of the University Library.
The Executive Board has decided that from Wednesday 16 December until Monday 18 January, all education will be provided online. This means that even small on-campus workgroups or hybrid education (part digital, part campus-based) are cancelled.
Many exams have already made the switch to digital, but those that are scheduled to take place on-campus will go ahead as planned. Likewise, exam week will continue as planned. The University Library at the Singel is open to borrow books, but study places are limited to students who cannot study at home and only upon reservation. This also applies to all other locations of the University Library.
Students and staff must stay home unless they have a justifiable reason to go out or if they fall under one of the exceptions, such as conducting field research or facility management. Those employees who are unable to work from home will still be able to come to campus as in March and April. UvA buildings will remain open until Christmas when they close, like every year, until 1 January 2021. The Allard Pierson Museum, a public UvA building, will close until at least 19 January.
Location-related research, such as research in laboratories or test rooms, may continue in consultation with supervisors. On-site promotions however must now take place online with live streaming for the audience. For promotions that are still planned this week, the UvA asks those PhD students in question to choose whether they would like to postpone or continue online. The honorary promotions that will take place during the celebration of the UvA Dies Natalis on 8 January will also take place online, as will the entire event.