Mandatory mask wearing and distancing: this is how the academic year kicks off at Corvinus

Due to the outbreak of the pandemic, the Corvinus Presidency decided on further tightening measures. Hybrid education will continue yet students will be able to enter university buildings under stricter conditions. We’ve collected what you need to pay attention to during the autumn semester.

IMPORTANT: Please read the current rules carefully and follow them for the benefit of our community! The university strives to be able to hold as many lessons as possible in person, which is more advantageous from an educational methodological point of view, but this also requires your participation.


If you experience any symptoms, please consult a doctor, the university is not authorized to provide medical advice.


From 7 September 2020, a medical assistance service will be available in room 79 of the main university building from 8.00 to 16.00. You can contact the medical assistant if you experience symptoms for the first time while you are at the university and wish to request help in assessing your condition, as well as help with what to do in such a case. The continuously available medical assistant may, if necessary, call out a doctor, but this does not replace the GP service; so basically everyone should see their own doctor, while we reserve this opportunity for situations that arise unexpectedly and require immediate treatment.


If you are unable to come to the university due to a coronavirus infection or official quarantine, or because you are involved in a coronavirus contact research, you can report it as a student via email sent to coronavirusinfo@uni-corvinus.hu.


As a university staff member, please notify the line manager first and attach the above-mentioned e-mail address to your message!

Wearing a mask and a protective distancing of one and a half metres will be mandatory everywhere


Throughout the entire university, in enclosed spaces, masks will be mandatory for students, teachers, and all university staff. A protective distance of one and a half metres must be maintained in and outside classrooms, including cafeterias and vending machines.


From September, only courses for up to 40 people will be held in person, all lessons over 40 people will be delivered online. In case of those students who are admitted to the university and participate in foreign language education but they are unable to travel to Hungary, the education for them will be provided online. In offline lessons institutes and supervisors may use different methods, so groups may be broken up with alternating online and offline weeks. In addition, instructors should make all educational materials available online even if the lesson will be held in the classroom.

Frequently affected surfaces are disinfected by cleaners at least every two hours, which involves wiping classroom door handles, teacher desks, and other surfaces during breaks. The air conditioners have already been cleaned in the summer and this will be done again after the summer period. University citizens are asked to avoid the use of air conditioners if possible, and if this is not possible due to the weather, frequent or even parallel ventilation is recommended.


Stricter rules for examinations and sports lessons

An important tightening measure is that body temperature measurement will be mandatory before each examination taken in person, and students will also be required to complete a risk questionnaire. In case of fever or a risk factor, the student may not participate in the examination.


The mandatory questionnaire will be available through Neptune and the temperature check will be performed by the university. During personal reports scheduled until the next exam period, such as language exams starting next week, manual thermometers will be used for check temperature in addition to the questionnaires.


It will also be mandatory to check the temperature and complete a risk questionnaire before sports lessons, and students will only be able to participate in the lessons if they prove healthy on the basis of these. In addition, the use of all sports areas will be prohibited without teacher supervision.


In addition, students must also complete a risk questionnaire prior to enrollment or registration, stating whether they have been abroad or have been in contact with an infected person. Only then can they register the subjects and start their studies at the university.


Student administration will remain online


Student administration still remains primarily online, so we ask our students to send their requests and questions to student.office@uni-corvinus.hu from their university e-mail addresses (firstname.surname@stud.uni-corvinus.hu). Personal administration may be conducted during the opening hours, based on previously agreed appointments. You can read more about the opening hours of the administration service on the website.


First-year students must present their personal documents for enrollment which will take place according to a schedule. If a student is quarantined due to actual or suspected COVID-19 infection, they can also complete enrollment and paperwork online. In this case, you must also present the documents in person by 30 September.


The library will continue to be available for Corvinus citizens

Reading rooms and book rentals will also be available for university citizens in Budapest and Székesfehérvár from September. Those who are not university citizens but have already enrolled in the library can take out books based on an appointment. However, the library cannot accept new, external enrollers. (Of course, university students can still enroll.)


Over forty people events will also be cancelled


The management of the University postponed indefinitely all events where the number of participants was expected to be over forty and would have been organized in Corvinus buildings or by Corvinus at an external venue. However, in the case of a high-priority event, the Presidency may decide to allow it in accordance with the current official rules.

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