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Important information for first-year students in the winter semester 2020/2021



We look forward to welcoming you soon at the University of Bayreuth to start your first semester

According to the current situation, the basic lectures for first-year students, e.g. Experimental Physics A1 (Mechanics), will be able to take place as usual as classroom teaching in the university lecture halls. The hygiene concepts of the University of Bayreuth will also take into account the protection of all participants in this format.

We will also keep you informed of further developments on this website.

Mandatory use of masks - extended obligation to use masks

Everywhere and at all times – inside AND outside – compulsory mask-wearing at the University of Bayreuth

On the premises of the University of Bayreuth and its branch offices, it is compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask. This regulation enters into effect on 5 November 2020. Excluded are persons occupying a room alone, or who for medical reasons cannot wear a face mask. This is to be certified by a medical certificate, which must be carried with you at all times.

This means that masks are compulsory indoors and outdoors, at all times and everywhere; for members of the University and for external persons, applying equally to pedestrians, cyclists, and other people engaged in sport on campus (e.g. jogging), whether in groups or alone. The obligation to wear a mask also applies while occupying a fixed seat, even when social distancing can be maintained.

This shall apply as long as, according to the findings of the RKI or the LGL, the number of new infections exceeds 35 per 100,000 inhabitants in Bayreuth within 7 days, or was exceeded less than 6 days ago. Decisive here will be the announcement of the administrative districts and district-free cities on the website of the State Ministry of Health and Care at www.stmgp.bayern.de.

see also: Binding rules for visiting the campus and branch offices

Contact data collection

Everybody has to participate in the collection of contact data. It's a prerequisite for participation in all face-to-face meetings.

On-site collection is required in the following cases:

  • When using the library (in addition to booking in advance) in reading rooms and at workplaces.
  • When using seminar rooms, lecture halls, PC pools, meeting rooms, sports rooms (for courses in addition to booking in advance)
  • When visiting the cafeterias when using tables. In addition, when paying with the CampusCard in the catering establishments, attendance is recorded anonymously using the card number of the CampusCard..

On-site presence is recorded uniformly across the campus via UniNow:


The UniNow system offers the following possibilities for data acquisition:

  • Registration via the campus app "UniNow" of the University of Bayreuth
  • Recording without an app using a QR code scanner in the browser of the smartphone.
  • Recording via laptop in the browser using a specific URL given in the room.

Please install - if possible - this app on your smartphone in order to facilitate contact data entry on the entire campus of the University of Bayreuth.

The first time you log in, you must enter the data to be recorded. The "check-in" into a room or at a workplace is carried out independently and on one's own responsibility when entering the room. The "Check-Out" is either carried out by independently checking out when leaving the room or is carried out automatically the next time you check in.

Official Corona Warning AppWarn-App

All members of the university are additionally recommended to use the Corona-Warn-App of the Robert Koch Institute for their stay on the university campus.

Further Information from the University of Bayreuth

Current information on the effects and restrictions for the University of Bayreuth can be found here:


There you will find, among other things, the constantly updated current version of the "Handbook for Handling the Corona Pandemic at the University of Bayreuth, the so-called "Corona Handbook".

Introductory mathematics course from 26 October

October 26-31, an introductory course in mathematics will be offered for first-year physics students, including teacher candidates. The course deals with the mathematical basics of the basic lectures in experimental physics including the practical courses. The aim of this course is to adjust the previous knowledge to a uniform level in order to facilitate the start of studies.

This course is not mandatory. However, it is strongly recommended that you attend the course (especially for those who feel unsure about mathematics).

The course includes lectures in the morning, from 8.30 to 12.00 am, and exercises
in the afternoon
, 1pm to 4pm. A registration is not necessary.

Further information on the introductory mathematics course can be found here.

+++ UPDATE +++

The Corona situation has led to changes from the original announcement.

The course will take place at the following locations:

Lecutre Hall H18 (Building NW II)

Bachelor students of Physics, with last name beginning with A - R

Seminar Room S135 (Building NW III)

Bachelor students of Physics, with last name beginning with S - Z

Lecture Hall H25 (Building RW I)

Students of Teache Education in Physics

Meeting Point: Monday, October 26, at 8.30 am, directly in front of the corresponding lecture hall or seminar room.

The exercises take place in the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm at the same places.

Those who cannot attend the lecture on site can participate online instead.

The access information was sent by e-mail to the first semester students in the Bachelor's programme in Physics or in the teacher training programmes in Physics. If you have not received an e-mail and require the access information, please contact the lecturer, Prof. Dr. Lothar Kador, directly at: lothar.kador@uni-bayreuth.de.

Introductory event for physics studies at the University of Bayreuth

The introductory course for all first-semester students in the Bachelor's programme in Physics and in the teacher training programmes in Physics will be offered twice in the coming winter semester 2020/2021 due to Covid19-related restrictions and hygiene regulations.

Tuesday, October 27, Building NW I, Lecture Hall H15 (Emil Warburg Lecture Hall)

Event 1: 6.30pm to 7.15pm for the students in the Bachelor's programme in Physics
Event 2: 7.45pm to 8.30pm for the students in the teacher training programmes in Physics

Important! The number of seats is limited to 50 participants.

We would like to ask you to adhere to the currently extended hygiene measures (wearing a mouth-and-nose protection during the entire event, observing the distance regulations of 1.50m).

In addition, we would like to point out that you should only go to the numbered seats in lecture hall H15.

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