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Important information on the coronavirus situation

The UiS is open to students, staff and visitors, in compliance with existing infection control precautions. UiS is monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and will keep this page updated with any new information that applies to the university.

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UiS is open to students, staff and visitors. Opening hours in all buildings are at 0745-2000. After closing time, you will need an access card to enter the buildings. Employees are working on campus, except for employees in risk groups (cf. advice for risk groups from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, NIPH). Home office is still possible for employees who are not in risk groups, if the nature of the work permits. This must be clarified with your immediate manager.

UiS must adhere to the same infection control guidelines as other workplaces and make such guidelines available (Feide logon) on campuses. Employees are requested to either walk, cycle or drive a car to campus. If you have to use public transport, please avoid rush hour and make sure to observe the NIPH’s advice for public transport passengers. Familiarize yourself with our infection control instructions for classrooms and auditoriums before you arrive at UiS.

For updated information on opening hours at the main university library on Ullandhaug please visit the library website.

The SiS Bookstore is open weekdays from 8 am to 3.30 pm.

Teaching and tutoring in the autumn semester

For the autumn semester 2020 we are planning for a mixture of remote and campus-based teaching.   

First-year students will be given priority when it comes to campus-based teaching.

There are new guidelines for infection control instructions for classrooms and auditoriums.

Student exchange has been cancelled for this semester.

International students

UiS twill be accepting international master's degree students in the autumn 2020. Remote teaching arrangements will be set up for these students until they are able to come to Norway.

What should I do if I think I may have contracted the virus?

Students report to the teacher (where they have showed up for current physical teaching) or to their department if they are diagnosed with severe epidemic disease. The teacher/head of department shall report this up the chain to the dean/faculty director.

Employees must notify their immediate superior if they have been diagnosed with serious epidemic disease. The manager shall report this up the chain to the dean/faculty director/department head.  

Questions and answers

If you have any questions that this article does not address, please go to our questions and answers site.

More news related to the coronavirus situation can be found on the student site
Please see the intranet for more news related to the coronavirus situation (login with FEIDE). (On the safe side)

Please check coronavirus information at This site is specially adapted to students and staff at universities and university colleges, among other things, by making the local emergency number at their institutions easily available. The information is available in Norwegian and English.