Mainly distance learning until 31 January at the University of Vaasa – the campus will remain open

The University of Vaasa will continue with distance learning under the instructions of the authorities until 31 January 2022. Necessary contact teaching is possible taking into account safety arrangements. The campus will remain open for, for example, self-studying.

Face masks must be used when studying on campus. Please, do not come to the campus if you are feeling ill! In all its activities, the university wants to ensure the safety of students and staff and to prevent the spread of the virus.

The distance learning recommendation is valid until 31 January after which we will try to return to the pre-designed hybrid model.

Until 31 January, the university operates as follows:

  • Teaching will be mainly distance teaching. Contact teaching is possible in laboratories and in those teaching situations that require software or equipment on campus. Teachers will make their decisions as soon as possible and inform their students on Moodle or Peppi and / Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK) makes the decisions regarding the cooperation courses they provide.
  • On university premises, the number of participants may not exceed 50% of the maximum number of persons allowed in a room.
  • Students may use all teaching facilities in Tervahovi and Fabriikki for self-studying when the rooms are not booked for lectures, other teaching or events.
  • Only half of the exam slots in the EXAM room are available for use. Centralised exams already agreed upon are held on campus as planned.
  • Sports services open according to restrictions 17.1.2022 on.WSC gym and group exercise as well as Padel X hall, Agility, Tennis Center Vaasa and Vaasa swimming hall services are open to people who have purchased sports sticker. Make sure you keep up to date with instructions by the service providers and sports services websites. The city of Vaasa sports facilities are closed until the 23rd of January 2022. The University sports services organized indoor sports (floorball, indoor soccer, basketball, table and ultimate Frisbee) commencement is delayed for this reason to week 4. The sports services follow regional and university of Vaasa guidelines. More activities will be made available as soon as it is safe.
  • A maximum of 10 people may participate in public events, such as defences of doctoral dissertations, held indoors at the university until 31 January.
  • A COVID-19 passport is required of all visitors and outside participants over the age of 16 who are attending public events held indoors at the university, such as defences of doctoral dissertations. This does not apply to our own staff or students.
  • The library operates as follows. More information is available on the Tritonia website.
    • The number of people in a group-study room may not exceed 50% of the maximum (normally 7–20 persons depending on the room).
    • The number of people in a reading room may not exceed 50% (normally 30 persons in one room and 14 in the other).
    • The reading places in the library (dozens on each floor) are limited to a few places per floor.
    • The library is open to customers, but customer services are available mostly remotely (there is a call button for short-term service if necessary).
  • The opening hours of the campus restaurants are available on the Juvenes website.

In its operations, the university complies with national guidelines, the recommendations of the Regional Coronavirus Coordination Group and the regulations of the Regional State Administrative Agency of Western Finland. The crisis management team of the university outlines its measures based on the Government's decision-in-principle and other authorities' assessments of the situation.

Up-to-date and updating information is published on the university coronavirus web page for students.

See also the COVID-19 web page of the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia for important information on, for example, the location of coronavirus testing.

Did you like the article?