The hope is to open up the university gradually over the
course of the autumn semester. The start will mean online teaching
for most, but not for beginner students taking a study programme,
who will be taught on campus. This applies until 29
On 27 April, the Vice-Chancellor decided on the Umeå University
COVID-19 adaptations for the first period of the semester - from 30
August until 29 September 2021. The decision was made in
consultation with the Department of Communicable Disease Control
and Prevention at Region Västerbotten.
"We are applying a cautious approach to the start of the
semester due to the current uncertainty regarding how fast
vaccination can be carried out and how the infection rates will
develop. But our hope is to gradually return to campus this
autumn," says Hans Adolfsson, Vice-Chancellor of Umeå
How will the autumn semester start?
For most students, the first weeks of the autumn semester will
resemble the spring semester with studies to a great extent online,
and caution when it comes to visiting university
Beginner students on study programmes, however, are given the
opportunity for on-campus education to get the best possible start
of their studies. Provided that teaching can take place safely.
The Umeå University Library plans to open its study spaces and
group rooms again. But it will still be important to maintain
distance to others and follow the recommendations to reduce the
risk of spreading disease when you visit campus.
When it comes to student onboarding at the start of the autumn
semester, time will tell how possible it is to implement events. It
all depends on the situation.
You will be informed about your specific studies from your
education when planning is complete.
Support can be found
"This pandemic is, and continues to be, a huge challenge. Hence,
finding out that you need to carry on studying off-campus can be
tough. I hope all students are aware that we offer support and
contact us when the need arises," says Elin Petersson, head of the
Student Health Service.
If you experience a need for support in handling the effects of
the pandemic mentally, or the stress that the pandemic or your
studies can cause, you can always contact the
Student Health Service.
If you need help in managing your studies or improving your
study skills, you can also get help from the
Academic Resource Centre at the Umeå University
What is old and what is new?
Read a summary of the measures that will apply this
Summary of autumn semester measures due to COVID-19
All the details can be found in the Vice-Chancellor's
Decision regarding the 2021 autumn semester as a result