We would like to inform everyone who is studying and working at TH OWL about the current status of the corona virus on this page. We have established a Corona-Action-Team, which coordinates the prevention measures at TH OWL and is in regular contact with the health authorities.
Here you will find an overview of all current regulations, answers to the most important questions as well as further information about the operation at the university.
|That's what it's about||Status||Current regulations|
Teaching and practical events
|In the winter semester 2021/2022, teaching and practical events will again be held primarily in attendance. A requirement for participation is a 3G certificate (Vaccinated - Recovered - Tested) and a fixed seat during the event. In these events, either a distance of 1.5 m between participants or the wearing of a mask must be ensured.|
The exams in September will take place digitally or in presence as planned.
Student workspaces can now be used for individual learning.For the use of study group spaces, please notify the dean's office of their use. The responsible person must ensure that the 3G certificates are checked.
|Libraries and service points||✅|
Current information on opening and service times of the libraries and service points can be found on the S(kim) pages.
|Consulting and service||🖥 digital|
|Central hotline for infection and quarantine cases||✅|
TH OWL has set up a central hotline for all students and employees: +49 5261 702 2133
All participants must present valid 3G verificatin proof (vaccinated, tested, recovered) before a learning event. All three verification formats are equally accepted to access learning events.
During the first four weeks (September 27th-October 22nd, 2021) a security service will support you in checking the 3G verification at clearly defined verification entrances. Other entry ways may not be used. On campus there are posters on the buildings informing about the location of the 3G entrances. You can find an example of the main building in Lemgo here.
- Please have your 3G verification, and your student ID or ID card ready when entering the campus.
- For 3G certificate, please use the CovPass app from the Robert Koch Institute.
- Please also plan for the additional time of the verification control and arrive as early as possible.
- A special note for students at the Innovation Campus in Lemgo: Due to the current construction work, parking is currently only available in a limited extent. Further information can be found in this news.
Please check, if the vaccine used has a valid authorisation from the European Commission.
If not, it will most probably be necessary for you to get vaccinated again.
You can get in contact with Professor Dr. med. Manfred Pilgramm in Detmold. The professor and doctor offers guidance in cases like yours. You can contact him on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 to 8 am and from 6 to 7 pm. The phone number is +49 170 44 15 435.
You will find more information about this councel offer on our website (in German).
The Health Department will decide on the quarantine/isolation regulations and the procedure regarding contact tracing. Please follow the appropriate instructions from the Health Department.
If necessary, inform your course instructors about your absence from the courses.
Persons who are unable to receive vaccinations for medical reasons may continue to be tested free of charge by presenting a medical certificate, according to the current political ruling.
Currently, there is no infection chain tracing on the part of TH OWL. Fixed seating arrangements must be maintained in the events. Please note and inform your contacts independently, for example via the Corona warning app. In case of infection or quarantine, follow the instructions of the health authority. It decides on the quarantine of contacts at the university. Careful adherence to our hygiene concept aims to minimize the risk of infection as far as possible.
Students who can prove by a medical certificate that they are unable to attend in-class lectures at the university, please contact their department or lecturers directly. In a joint discussion, possible individual alternatives can be discussed. Should support become necessary, please contact Hanna Lohau, the head of the Central Student Advisory Service.
The cafeterias and student dining halls at our campuses in Lemgo, Detmold and Höxter have reopened. In all facilities you need a 3G certificate. The applicable hygiene regulations and current opening hours can be found on the pages of the Studierendenwerk Bielefeld.
In addition to the outdoor facilities of the campus, free seminar rooms are available for your convenience. Please contact your department to find out which free seminar rooms you are allowed to use. The cafeteria is currently not permitted as a common room.
Student workspaces may again be used for individual learning. Learning groups will be reported to the Dean's Office and will be required to provide 3G verification checks.
All departments of the TH OWL have their own websites where you can find current information about courses and exams as well as information concerning your study program:
- Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture
- Media Production
- Civil Engineering
- Life Science Technologies
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
On our page "Living in OWL" you will find bundled information about the housing market in Lemgo, Detmold and Höxter.
Your student ID card shows the "standard period of study".The state of North Rhine-Westphalia has extended the "individual standard period of study" in relation to the pandemic, which means that:
- Students who have been enrolled since the summer semester 2020 have an increased individual standard period of study of 3 semesters
- Students who have been enrolled since the winter semester 2020/2021 have an increased individual standard period of study of 2 semesters.
- Students who have been enrolled since the summer semester 2021 have an increased individual standard period of study of 1 semester.
If you need a certificate of the individual standard period of study for your employer, your health insurance company or the Studierendenwerk, please send your request by e-mail to immatrikulationsamt(at)th-owl.de.
No, a refund of the semester fee for the past online semesters is not possible, as the amount is made up of running costs.
The Studierendenwerk Bielefeld provides information on its website about the legal regulations for financial aid that compensate for pandemic-related study restrictions, such as short-time work allowance from parents or the loss of one's own part-time job.
Basically, students who are unable to complete their specialized internship/practical semester due to the current situation, or who may only be able to complete it at a later date, should not suffer any study-related disadvantages as a result. As a rule, the examination offices will grant pragmatic solutions, such as an extension of the deadline for the proof of studies, etc. Please check the homepage of your department or contact your local examination office!
We are currently in a special situation. The corona virus limits our social contacts and the opportunity to go to work. If you do research, study, teach or work at the TH OWL and you realize that you are overwhelmed by the situation or need mental support, do not hesitate to contact the following addresses:
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