Coronavirus 'Phase Two' (4 May - 31 August) - Info for Students

Latest updates from the University of Verona

Services for students will continue to be available in 'Phase two', as described below.

The University has ensured that all students can continue and complete their studies, take part in their graduation sessions, and take their Summer exams, online.

 Guidelines for online exams are now available here.
 For further information please go to: Online exams.

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For further information and details please see notice prot. 141666 of 30 April 2020, in which the University of Verona has set out the operative guidelines for ‘Phase two’.

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

All teaching activities (including lectures, exams, and graduation sessions) will be held online until further notice.

HEALTH-RELATED INTERNSHIPS

Students doing a health-related internship can work remotely. However, they may be authorised to work on site with the approval of the Director of the relevant degree programme. In the latter case, the student concerned must provide their consent.

NON-HEALTH-RELATED INTERNSHIPS

Students doing a non-health-related internship can work both remotely and on site, subject to approval by the host organisation, and provided the host organisation has adopted a safety protocol for the Covid-19 outbreak. Should these methods not be feasible, a written work may replace the internship, subject to approval by the relevant Lecturer/Tutor.

DISSERTATION WORK

Students working on their dissertation can do so at the University, provided this has been previously approved by their Supervisor (please fill out the Authorisation form for students).

LIBRARIES

Starting from 18 May 2020, the following library services will be safely available to all university users (lecturers, researchers, PhD students, scholarship and research grant holders, students working on their dissertation): 


•    borrowing books: users will be able to access the library’s premises only after having ordered their book online, and upon confirmation of book availability by the library. Health and safety measures must always be complied with; 


•    returning books: this can only be done by using the self-service boxes outside; 


•    inter-library loans service (this service allows users to request books from other national and international libraries): this service will be available subject to availability from the external libraries in question.

Moreover: 
•    girarticolo: without needing to go to the library in person, it will be possible for users to request and receive through Universe articles or sections of books owned by the University's libraries, in compliance with copyright regulations; 
•    giralibro: by logging into Universe, university users will be able to order a book online that is part of the collection of the University’s libraries, and collect it at a library of their choice. 

Please note that during ‘Phase two’, all the online library services will remain available to online users - for further information: FAQ - #lamiabibliotecadacasa.  
Among the online resources available, are a list of ebooks and electronic articles specifically for students - i.e. in line with the topics covered in their own programmes - and a series of video tutorials to help them in their book search. 
Study rooms will remain closed to the public. 

We will keep you updated on any developments via our social media channels, the web pages and the social media channels of the University Library System, and through the FAQ - #lamiabibliotecadacasa section.

UNIVERSITY'S ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

Students will be allowed to access University’s administrative and student services offices only in exceptional circumstances - by appointment, and always wearing a surgical mask that they will need to bring from home.

STUDENT ORIENTATION

Student orientation activities will continue remotely. For further information please go to: prospective students web page

CLA - UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE CENTRE

All CLA-administered tests and exams scheduled from mid-May onwards - 'prove in itinere' and normal language proficiency tests and exams - will only take place online.

EXAMS

Written and oral exams for the next Summer session will only take place online.

  • Starting from 11 May 2020, the dates for the next exam rounds will be made available, as well as the operative guidelines on written exams to be administered and taken online.

 

 Information for prospective students

2020/2021 ADMISSION TESTS

Coming soon: information about the admission tests for the a.y. 2020/2021 degree programmes will be soon made available.

 

 Information for doctors in specialist training

DOCTORS IN SPECIALIST TRAINING

Doctors in specialist training will continue their activities as long as these are carried out within the Veneto Region. Doctors in specialist training who have a contract with the Autonomous Province of Trento, and with the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, are not required to carry out their training within the Veneto Region.

 

 Information for PhD students, scholarship and research grant holders

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

PhD students, scholarship and research grant holders can carry out their research activities at the University, provided they have been previously authorised by their Academic Supervisor (please fill out the Authorisation form for PhD students, scholarship and research grant holders, etc.).

 

 Special educational needs

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS TEACHERS

With regard to postgraduate specialisation courses for Special educational needs (SEN) teachers, the dates for the postponed pre-admission tests are set out as follows:

  • 22 September 2020 - scuola infanzia (pre-school teachers)
  • 24 September 2020 - scuola primaria (primary school teachers)
  • 29 September 2020 - scuola secondaria di I grado (1st level - lower secondary school teachers)
  • 1 October 2020 - scuola secondaria di II grado (2nd level - higher secondary school teachers)

 

 State Examinations

STATE EXAMINATIONS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION TO PRACTISE AS A CHARTERED/EXPERT ACCOUNTANT, SOCIAL WORKER, AND SPECIALIST SOCIAL WORKER

The dates of the first session of the State Examinations, which was postponed as set out in Ministerial Orders no. 1194 and no. 1195 of 28 December 2019, are set out as follows:

  • application deadline: 22 June 2020
  • first written exam 'Albo A': 16 July 2020
  • first written exam 'Albo B': 24 July 2020

The examination will consist of an oral test carried out remotely. The exam will cover all topics covered by the relevant regulations.

 

  In addition, the following measures remain in place:

LAB ACTIVITIES

Access to the University for Lab activities and practicals is subject to approval by the Teaching Committee of each degree programme, which shall set out the relevant procedures: please see web page of your degree programme for updates and details.

STUDY ROOMS AND SPACES 

Study rooms and spaces remain closed.

LECTURES 

Starting from 2 March 2020, lectures can only be delivered online via distance learning. Please find further information on activities that will be rescheduled on the web page of each degree programme in the ‘Notice’ section (Bacheca avvisi). 

PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S PROGRAMMES, ADVANCED AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Lectures can only be delivered online via distance learning, or rescheduled upon decision by the relevant Programme Director.
The Rector has announced the adoption of an emergency Rector’s Decree in order to extend by 45 days the deadlines for the payment of the second and third instalments of tuition fees for Professional Master’s programmes, advanced and professional development courses, originally due in March, April, May, and June 2020.

‘24 CFU’ SCHEME 

Lectures that are part of the '24 scheme' for the 2019/2020 academic year will be delivered online via distance learning. For further information see web page of each module and the ‘Notice’ section (Bacheca avvisi).

TEACHING STAFF OFFICE HOURS

Office hours of lecturers and teaching staff can only be held online, and by appointment. Please contact your lecturer to arrange an online meeting.

UNIVERSITY’S CANTEENS AND CAFETERIAS

University’s canteens and cafeterias are closed from 23 February 2020 until further notice. Please check the website of ESU Verona.

EXTRACURRICULAR INTERNSHIPS

Extracurricular internships are suspended until 17 May 2020, unless the internship is carried out remotely. Moreover, no new extracurricular internships shall be established and started by the University of Verona until 17 May 2020.

UNIVERSITY TUITION FEES

The deadlines for the payment of university tuition fees have been extended as follows:

second instalment, originally due on 31 March 2020 —> to be paid by 15 May 2020;

third instalment, originally due on 1 June 2020 —> to be paid by 15 July 2020.

UNIVR STUDENTS ABROAD

Can I stay abroad and continue my mobility period?
Can I interrupt my mobility and return to Italy?
Where can I find useful information to plan my return trip to Italy?
Is there any information available about special repatriation flights to Italy organised by our Government?
If I choose to return to Italy, who should I contact?
Can I return to Italy and continue to attend via distance learning the lectures of modules provided by the Host Institution?
I returned to Italy but the Host Institution at which I was carrying out the mobility has suspended all teaching activities without providing distance learning. Can I terminate the mobility period and attend the online modules offered by UniVR?
Can I be reimbursed, in whole or in part, for the extra costs incurred for the early return from my mobility?
My mobility has not started yet: can I still leave during the second half of the year?
How do I contact the University’s offices if these are closed?
I'm returning to Italy from abroad. Can I ask a person to pick me up by car at the airport, train station or port of arrival?