Yesterday, Linnaeus University decided to switch over to web-based forms for all teaching and examination. We thereby follow the recommendations from The Public Health Agency of Sweden that aim to limit the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, we are working to find forms for making sure that our courses and programmes can continue.
Thus, the university now switches over to web-based teaching, but we will not shut down our facilities completely. The service we offer to our students will be available as usual. You can find more information on what you can get help with on Lnu.se/Student.
The University Library will be open Monday–Sunday at 10–15, but you will need a swipe card to enter. The information desk will not be staffed, but our library staff is available via chat, email, and phone.
The decision to close our facilities to teaching and examination does not mean that your studies stop, only that they are transferred to web-based platforms.
Specific information on what applies for your particular course will be provided via MyMoodle by your course and programme coordinators.
Student placement (VFU) is not covered by yesterday’s decision. If your programme includes student placement (VFU), you will receive information on what applies for you from your faculty/department.
The student union Linnéstudenterna will continue their activities as usual and are available to answer questions that concern your courses/programmes.
We are aware that this is a major change to many of our students, and we understand that it can lead to a feeling of worry and uncertainty. If your worry is connected to the novel coronavirus, you can contact the Student Welfare Office for support and help.
If you are feeling ill and show symptoms like a cold, cough, or a fever, you should avoid meeting other people. This applies also if you only have mild symptoms. It is important not to risk infecting others.
Show consideration to the people around you. Support and help each other. And take care of yourselves!
Peter Aronsson, vice-chancellor at Linnaeus University
Rebecca Esselgren, chairperson of Linnéstudenterna