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Extended "Christmas break" in the winter semester 2022/23

In a circular letter today, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Erfurt, Professor Gerd Mannhaupt, informed about the plans for an extended "Christmas break" in the coming winter semester 2022/23. Before and after the semester break (from 19 to 23 December and from 9 to 14 January), courses are to be held online and staff members should work at home as far as possible.

The background to this is that the University of Erfurt, as well as society as a whole, will continue to be confronted with high infection figures and increased transmission risks for COVID infections in the winter semester 2022/23. "In addition, the energy crisis presents us all with the challenge of making a substantial contribution to saving energy. Although the supply of energy for the University of Erfurt will be available as long as possible, we also want to contribute to saving energy," Mannhaupt announces in his letter.

In order to counter both problems in a timely and sustainable manner, the Presidium has decided that all courses, as well as workshops, lectures and colloquia, will be offered online during the week prior to the lecture break. This way, students as well as teachers can be more certain that they will not take any hidden infections with them into their family environment at the turn of the year, and there is also better protection for the "university family" after the turn of the year. In addition, heating energy can be saved for four weeks. Attendance will thus end on 17.12.2022 and will resume in the new year from 16.01.2023. Professional and school internships are not affected by this if the institutions concerned have not established their own rules in this regard.

"We are currently still in talks about the services and opening hours of the university library and the student union," explains the vice-president. "We will of course inform you immediately about the results and possible further measures."

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Cafeteria supply (10.11.2022)
The Student Services Organisation has announced that during the "extended Christmas break" (i.e. from 19 to 23 December 2022 and from 09 to 13 January 2023) it will provide food and drink for students and staff remaining on campus:

19 to 22 December 2022: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
The cafeteria will be closed from 23 December 2022 to 1 January 2023 inclusive.
2 to 13 January 2023: in each case from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Regular opening hours will apply again from 16 January 2023.

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19 December 2022 up to and including 1 January 2023 closed
Shortened opening hours apply from 2 to 6 January 2023.
From 9 January 2023, regular opening hours will apply again: Mondays to Thursdays from 7.45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 7.45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

café "Hörsaal 7"

Regulations for working at home for employees (04.11.2022)
The Department 2: Human Resources has announced new information for employees, which provides more detailed information about the regulations for working at home for employees of the University of Erfurt during the "extended Christmas break".

Workplaces for students during the "extended Christmas break" and at weekends (13.10.2022)
In order to compensate for the loss of work opportunities on campus due to the closure of the Erfurt University Library on weekends until the end of the year, the University of Erfurt will enable its students to use rooms 0007 and 0012 in the Audimax building for work on these weekends and thus also the WLAN on campus. In addition, the rooms will be available during the two weeks before and after the regular lecture break (specifically 19 to 23 December 2022 and 09 to 13 January 2023). The staff of the guard at the main entrance of the campus will open and close the rooms as needed.

During the "extended Christmas break", music students should also be able to rehearse in the rooms in the building at "Puschkinstraße". The Vice President for Academic Affairs will inform the teachers of the subject area separately.

Opening hours of the Gotha Research Library (13.10.2022)
The Gotha Research Library of the University of Erfurt will be open to users from 19 to 23 December 2022 and from 2 to 13 January 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Opening hours of the University Library (29.09.2022)
The University Library will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of the year. From Monday to Friday, it will remain open from 9 am to 8 pm up to and including 23 December. After the turn of the year, i.e. from 2 January 2023, the regular opening hours will apply again, including weekends.