Covid-19 update: Deadline for Visa procedures postponed to December 31st

Visa Procedures Postponed

Given the difficulties worldwide related to the Covid-19 pandemic emergency, MIUR (Ministry of University) has extended the deadline for the conclusion of Visa procedures for international students (Academic Year 2021/2022) to 31st December 2021.

For the submission of the documentation in original required in order to finalize the in-presence enrollment, the deadline is postponed to 31st January 2022.

NB: This extension is to be intended only for non-EU students applying for visas.

Covid-19 update: Procedure for accessing classrooms, study rooms and libraries

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1) The study rooms will be monitored by part-time students (referents of the Area Coordinator) who will carry out random controls and used in compliance with the requirements described in point 3 (below).

2) If ,during the interval between lessons, the classrooms remain empty students con remain for individual study activities, in compliance with the requirements described in point 3. Part-time students will carry out random controls.

3) In compliance with current regulations, access to the classrooms and study rooms is allowed only to a number of students equal to the maximum capacity of the classroom as indicated on the access doors of the classrooms.

It is mandatory for students:

– to cover the nose and mouth with a mask. Those without a mask will not be allowed to access the classrooms/libraries/study rooms;

– to carry out a thorough cleaning of the hands with the sanitizing gel located near the entrance doors of the classrooms and in the corridors;

– to keep a safety distance of one meter;

– to only use the places marked with a special green sticker;

– to be in possession of the COVID-19 green certification (Green Pass) as required by Legislative Decree 111/2021, being available to show it when required.

4) Libraries can be accessed only through online booking. When the student leaves the library, his / her workstation becomes available for other students who have booked in the meantime. Given the obligation of the green pass and the presence of sanitation systems, it is sufficient to sanitize the rooms at the end of the day.

5) Failure to comply with the law determines the prohibition for the student to carry out any activity in presence within the University.

Translated from the Italian website

Covid-19 update: Tor Vergata launches vaccination service for students

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Dear all,

after the long period that has kept us away due to the Covid-19 pandemic and which has imposed general restrictive measures, lessons and work activities are finally resumed.

For this reason, in collaboration with the Policlinico Tor Vergata Hospital (PTV) and the “La Vela” vaccination center, Tor Vergata University of Rome has activated a service dedicated to all students (Italian and international), teachers and technical administrative staff who are yet to obtain their Covid-19 Green Pass certification and who wish to be vaccinated.

Following the publication of the decree law n. 111 of 6 August 2021, which introduced the obligation, starting from 1 September, to present a Green Pass to attend universities, Tor Vergata University wants to make a concrete contribution to the vaccination campaign and facilitate those who want to join it with this initiative.

Starting from today, every day including the weekend, from 17.30 to 19.30, it will be possible to get the Covid-19 vaccine at the centre “La Vela di Calatrava” in Tor Vergata, upon registration on the platform exclusively dedicated to our university community.

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How to get your vaccine

The vaccines available at the centre are: Pfizer, Moderna e Johnson&Johnson

The following requirements are needed to access the vaccination:


Registration

to access the vaccination centre you must make a reservation through the online procedure available at the link ( https://uniroma2.startbooking.it – Vaccine Reservation ) selecting the available date and time on the calendar.

Once registered, you can show up to the appointment at the centre “LA VELA”, located in via dell’Archiginnasio, 00133 Rome.

📌 What you need to take with you:

  • an identification document
  • health card (or a copy of the same)
  • download & fill out Required Documents:
    download all the required documents available in the section below, fill them out (in your preferred language) and take them with you following the procedures indicated.

Students who were vaccined outside Italy or EU

Regarding the students who received other vaccines and certificates differenr than those currently recognized by the Ministry of Health, it should be noted that on 27 August 2021, the MUR addressed a specific question to the Scientific Technical Committee aimed to acquiring further information about the recognition of the vaccines not accepted by the EMA or recognized by the EMA but made in a non-EU country.

The University has arranged the following procedure while waiting for the specific directives to be issued by the competent authorities:

  • Set an appointment with the Welcome Office by clicking on the following link: prenotazioni.uniroma2.it/welcome-office/
  • Go to the appointment and submit the certificate of the vaccine or any other appropriate documentation

Subsequently, the student will be contacted to receive the provisional exemption certificate for the anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, which will allow to obtain the certificate of exemption from the Green pass as required by the ministerial decree 35309 of 4 August 2021 (Certificate of exemption for the anti-COVID-19 vaccine).


Info & Contacts

For any further information please contact the following email addresses:

Translated from the Italian Website

Covid-19 update: Green pass and required documents for a.y. 2021/22

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SUBJECT: Decree-law 6 August 2021, n. 111 – Measures to prevent SARS-CoV 2 infection in universities – Use of COVID-19 green certifications in universities.


With the decree-law of 6 August 2021, n. 111, the Italian Government has adopted new provisions in view of the start of the next academic year, in light of the new context of the epidemiological framework and the progress of the vaccination plan.

The decree-law establishes that, during the 2021/2022 academic year, teaching and curricular activities of the universities will be carried out primarily in the presence and that, starting from 1 September 2021 and until 31 December 2021, university staff (teachers, TABs and other staff however named) and university students must possess and are required to exhibit the COVID-19 green certification (so-called “Green-Pass“).

University staff who do not possess or exhibit this certification are considered unjustified absent, with the consequences provided for by decree-law.

The green certification of students will be randomly verified with methods established by the universities.

  • From 1 September 2021 and until 31 December 2021 all university staff and students must possess and are required to exhibit green certification COVID-19;
  • The obligation to possess the COVID-19 green certification does not apply to subjects exempted from the vaccination campaign on the basis of suitable medical certification issued according to the criteria defined in the circular of the Ministry of Health (Annex 1)
  • For university students, the tests will be carried out on a sample basis in the manner identified by the university.

The following mandatory minimum safety measures are confirmed:

– it is mandatory to use respiratory protection devices (es. surgical masks etc);
– it is recommended to respect an interpersonal safety distance of at least 1 meter;
– it is forbidden to enter or remain in the university premises for people with symptoms
respiratory or body temperature above 37.5 °.

Translated from the Italian Website

Covid-19 update: September 2021 Teaching Activities Organizational Plan

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In compliance with the ministerial order (18 June 2021) collocating all the italian regions in the “white zone”, the following plan regulating teaching and curricular activities from 1 September 2021 may be adjusted on the basis of the national health situation.


Lessons in Presence

The teaching activities will be carried out primarily in presence, up to the maximum number of seats available in each classroom, already identified in compliance with safety protocols aimed at the protection of the health of all members of the university community.

Protocols available at infostudenticovid.uniroma2.it. *

The control of the accesses will be guaranteed through a compulsory reservation on the Delphi online platform, restricting the access to the available seats for each classroom.

The reservation of the on-site lessons through the Delphi system will be accepted starting 4 days prior to the date of the lesson in which one intends to participate until the day before or, in any case, until there are no more seats available. The online reservation also implies that the student must sign a self-certification on the state of health and compliance with the rules imposed by university safety protocols.

The possibility of participating online will be guaranteed to all students through a live streaming of the lectures.

Furthermore, teachers are required to carry out the lessons face-to-face. Also, the name of the teacher actually present in the classroom on the reference day must always be shown.


Exams

Exams will be conducted in presence. However, there will also be an online exam call, in order to ensure that all students have the opportunity to take exams (should they be unable to take exams in person on campus due to proven reasons such illness resulting from Covid, or if they can provide medical certification that they are in quarantine, or for foreign students who are prevented from returning to Italy).

The checks on the truthfulness of the declarations will be carried out exclusively by the central administration. Certifications/documentations cannot be requested by Professors. It should be noted that no exam can be carried out in the teachers’ office, but only and exclusively in the classrooms of the Faculty/Macroarea already set up with the defined spacing. Students will be able to access all the exam calls within each exam session.

In compliance with the art. 1 paragraph 10 letter v) of the D.P.C.M. January 14th, 2021, to the safeguard of students who are unable to participate at the ‘didactic or curricular activities’, these activities can be carried out, where possible, remotely, also having regard to the specific needs of students with disabilities and students with specific learning disabilities;

where deemed necessary, and in any case by identifying the relative methods, the recovery of educational activities, as well as curricular activities, or any other test or verification, even intermediate, which are functional to the completion of the educational path will be ensured;

the absences of the students are not counted for the purposes of the possible admission to final exams as well as for the purposes of the relative evaluations.

For mainly remote courses, it will be possible to maintain the exams online through the Teams platform and the procedures already active at the University.


Graduation Sessions

The graduation session will be conducted in presence, allowing up to a maximum of four accompanying persons for each student.  This method can be implemented as long as the distance and any other safety measures related to the number of undergraduates are guaranteed.

Students may present the thesis dissertation remotely in the case of a justified request – for example if they are currently unable to be on-site for proven reasons such as illness resulting from Covid or if they can provide medical certification that they are in quarantine, or for foreign students who are prevented from returning to Italy.

The checks on the truthfulness of the declarations will be carried out exclusively by the central administration. Certifications/documentations cannot therefore be requested by Professors.


International Students

1. Enrollment for International Students with a STUDY VISA
Due to the persistence of the COVID-19 emergency situation, the physical mobility of international students arriving in Italy may be slowed down, or there may be delays in obtaining a study visa.

In order to ensure regular enrollment procedures, international students will be required to pre-enroll in the 2021/22 academic year in order to access and attend the online lessons. The enrollment will be formalized only after checking the truthfulness of the original documentation presented at the University and a valid Italian residence permit.

2. Submission of the Graduation Request for International Students Currently Abroad
International students must have a valid Italian residence permit in order to be able to complete the graduation request through the Delphi online platform. International students who are currently abroad and whose residence permit has expired will be allowed to complete the graduation request even in the absence a valid residence permit in the event that they are unable to apply for renewal due to the continuing pandemic emergency.


Safety Regulations

In accordance with the principle of individual and collective safety, the presence in the University areas can only be allowed according to the following rules that students are required to respect under their personal responsibility:

1. wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use the special dispensers of sanitizing solutions;

2. if you have symptoms of fever (over 37.5 °), cough, breathing difficulties or other symptoms such as myalgias, ageusia (lack of taste) and anosmia (loss of smell), you must stay at your home and contact your own doctor immediately or, in case of severe symptoms, the emergency number 118;

3. keep the distance of at least 1 meter from the person next to you and avoid crowding situations;

4. in the classrooms, occupy only the seats allowed, marked by appropriate signs, in order to maintain an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter;

5. wear a mask and proceed with frequent ventilation when you are in the university common areas (classrooms, laboratories, etc.);

6. avoid shaking hands and hugs and touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;

7. respect the information signs (entry and exit routes and those provided for indoor movements), in order to implement the most effective measures to prevent gatherings;

8. sneeze and cough by covering the nose and mouth with the crook of the elbow or with disposable facial tissues.

Anyone who becomes aware of any positive cases of COVID-19 among those who have had access to the University is required to immediately inform the Covid 19 University Coordinator.


Libraries

Access to the libraries will take place ensuring safety and physical spacing for a predetermined number of seats which must be made by reservation in the manner shown on the web page of each library; in the same way, a consultation service for paper documentation is available.

Opening hours, contact details and any other useful information can be found on the relevant websites. At each library there are sanitizing devices to allow students to access with their own material after disinfecting it.


Laboratories and Complex Structures

The laboratory managers regulate, through shifts, access to shared laboratories to the various division and allocation of spaces, in agreement with the Director of the Department, in compliance with the indications provided in the Protocols and any specific directives issued by the University.

In order to ensure the physical spacing required by regulations, alternative methods must be provided for sample delivery or collection of results, mainly not in person (e.g. results sent by email, sharing of data folders, workstations outside the laboratories to deposit samples).

A maximum number of people including the technician who can be present in the laboratory at the same time must be established, in relation to the free surface of the room, the need for movement typical of laboratory work and the instruments present.

For situations where there are fixed workstations (e.g., fume hoods, weighing rooms, etc.) that do not allow to respect the distances, it is necessary to provide for alternate workstation occupancy or shifts. The maximum number of people who can access at the same time must be indicated on the laboratory door. For further details, please refer to the University Guidelines, available at infostudenticovid.uniroma2.it *


Internships, Laboratory Activities, Exercises

Internships, laboratory activities, exercises, will take place in presence with the University safety and prevention protocols.


PhD Students

The training activities of the PhD students will take place in the presence; also research and laboratory activities will be allow in presence.


* NOTE: At the same link infostudenticovid.uniroma2.it it is also available both the “Protocol of the management of the confirmed and suspected cases of Covid-19 inside the university classrooms” issued by the Minister of University and Research, and the map of the entry and exit routes and indication of the temperature control (Thermo-scanner), as well as support services for students, in each Faculty / Macroarea.


N.B. This article is translated from the Italian website.

Covid-19 Update: Exams and Graduation Summer Sessions

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Dear students, regarding both the exams and graduations summer session, we hereby inform you about the following:


GRADUATIONS

  • The graduations primarily will take place in presence by allowing a maximum of two accompanying persons for each student, in compliance with the regulations already in force at the University, available at the following link: Tor Vergata University portal – Guidelines and operational indications decree regarding the security measures in force on the Campus (Coronavirus Updates)
  • As already indicated in the “Plan of organization of the teachings and curricular activities – second semester 2020-21 d.p.c.m. 14/01/2021 available at the following link: Coronavirus Updates.

Students who intend to take the discussion of the thesis remotely will have to make a justified request stating they are unable to attend it in presence for proven reasons i.e because of the quarantine, or documented health reasons or for foreign students unable to return to Italy.


EXAMS:

  • The exams session will mainly take place in presence. Although, within the same session, the possibility for those students who have made a request on the Delphi portal to take the exam remotely
    will be guaranteed. In this case, the University reserves the right to carry out random checks by asking the documentation to support the request of the exam online.
  • Students will have access to all the exams available within each
    exam session in order to maximize the possibility to cope with the
    difficulties arising from the health emergency.

News from the Italian Website

Online Learning Questionnaire

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Tor Vergata University of Rome created a questionnaire on the quality of online learning offered by our university, in response to the epidemiological emergency COVID-19.

If you are a student and would like to contribute to the improvement of the services offered by our university please fill out the questionnaire by May 31, 2021.

In order to participate you will need to authenticate with your Microsoft 365 credentials (the same used to log into Teams or the Office package) and answer the questions proposed (takes about 10 minutes!)

Covid-19 Update: Reopening Decree starting April 26

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Following the national and regional provisions announced for the next few hours, the Regional Committee of the Universities of Lazio has resolved that starting from Monday 26th of April 2021 the following provisions will be applied:


Lessons

Lessons (curricular and formative) will resume primarily in presence with the possibility to attend online. Access to the classrooms will be limited to no more than 50% of the maximum capacity of classes and regulated through reservations on the “Delphi” portal in compliance with the Mur Guidelines referred to in Annex 18 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 14 January 2021.

Taking into account their own internal needs, the Faculties of Tor Vergata are required to plan in-presence teaching activities respecting the above required percentages.


Exams

Exams will be carried out primarily in presence, ensuring the distancing rules and the use of PPE. In any case, an online session will also be provided, in order to ensure all students who request it (if unable to carry them out in presence for proven reasons, quarantine, or for documented health reasons or for foreign students unable to return to Italy) the opportunity to take the exam.

Exams can be carried out exclusively in classrooms of those Faculties which can assure the required distance.


Graduation Sessions and Final Exams

Graduation sessions and final exams for the achievement of qualifiying titles can be held in presence in compliance with the M.U.R. (Ministry of University and Research) guidelines, allowing a maximum of two accompanying persons for each student. This method can be implemented as long as the distance and any other safety measures in relation to the number of undergraduates can be guaranteed: an assessment will be carried out by the Faculty Dean / Macro Area Coordinator.

The possibility of carrying out the final tests remotely is allowed to students who make a justified request as they are unable to take it in presence for proven reasons eg. if you are in quarantine, or for documented health reasons or for foreign students unable to return to Italy.


Libraries

Access to the libraries will take place ensuring safety and physical spacing for a predetermined number of seats which must be made by reservation in the manner shown on the web page of each library; in the same way, a consultation service for paper documentation is available. Opening hours, contact details and any other useful information can be found on the relevant websites.


Internships, professional internships, laboratory activities, exercises

Internships, professional internships, laboratory activities, exercises, will take place primarily in presence in compliance with the aforementioned Mur guidelines and in compliance with the University safety and prevention protocols. The possibility of carrying out activities online is confirmed for students who make a justified request if they are unable to support it in presence for proven reasons (eg. in quarantine, or for documented health reasons or for foreign students unable to return to Italy).


PhD students

The training activities of the PhD students will take place in the presence; Also research and laboratory activities will be allowe in presence.


Laboratories, didactic laboratories and complex structures

University facilities, research laboratories and educational laboratories will remain open allowing access to teachers and researchers and students in compliance with the anti-covid regulations in place and the guidelines of the MUR referred to in Annex 18 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 02/14/2021.

The Rector – Prof. Orazio Schillaci

Translated from the Italian Website

Covid-19 Update: New guidelines for lessons, exams and graduation sessions starting April 7

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Following the national and regional provisions announced for the next few hours, the Regional Committee of the Universities of Lazio has resolved that starting from Wednesday 7 April 2021 the following provisions will be applied:

Lessons (curricular and formative) will resume in presence with the possibility to attend online. Access to the classrooms will be limited to no more than 30% of students and regulated through reservations on the “Delphi” portal in compliance with the Mur Guidelines referred to in Annex 18 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 02/14/2021.

Exams can be carried out in presence, ensuring the distancing rules and the use of PPE. In any case, an online session will also be provided, in order to ensure all students who request it (if unable to carry them out in presence for proven reasons, quarantine, or for documented health reasons or for foreign students unable to return to Italy) the opportunity to take the exam. Please note that the exams cannot be carried out in the studies, but only and exclusively in the classrooms of the Faculty / Macroarea already set up with the defined spacing.

Graduation sessions and final exams for the achievement of qualifiying titles can be held in presence in compliance with the M.U.R. (Ministry of University and Research) guidelines, allowing a maximum of two accompanying persons for each student. This method can be implemented as long as the distance and any other safety measures in relation to the number of undergraduates can be guaranteed: an assessment will be carried out by the Faculty Dean / Macro Area Coordinator. The possibility of carrying out the final tests remotely is allowed to students who make a justified request as they are unable to take it in presence for proven reasons eg. if you are in quarantine, or for documented health reasons or for foreign students unable to return to Italy.

Professional internships in the medical, dental and health professions areas, laboratory activities, exercises, and experiential activities may take place in person in compliance with the guidelines of the MUR referred to in Annex 18 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 02/14/2021.

The University facilities, the research laboratories, will remain open allowing access to teachers and researchers by providing a smart working plan for the administrative and technical staff to guarantee services in compliance with the anti-covid regulations in force.

– The Rector Orazio Schillaci

Translated from the Italian Website

Covid-19 Update: New Lockdown Starting March 15

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To the University Community.

Following the national and regional provisions that have been announced and which will be implemented in the next few hours, the Regional Committee of the Universities of Lazio (Comitato Regionale delle Università del Lazio) has resolved that starting from Monday, 15 March 2021 the following provisions will be applied:

  • Attendance in presence of educational and curricular activities of all study courses is suspended. Bachelor degrees, master degrees, masters lessons and doctoral courses will continue remotely.
  • Exams and graduation sessions are carried out remotely.
  • University libraries and other structures that provide services to students will carry out their activities mainly at a distance.
  • Professional internships in the medical, dental and health professions area, laboratory activities, exercises, and experiential activities may take place in person in compliance with the guidelines of the MUR referred to in Annex 18 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 02/14/2021.

The University facilities will remain open, allowing access to teachers and providing a smart-working plan for the administrative and technical staff in order to ensure services in compliance with the anti-covid regulations in force.

The Rector

Translated from the Italian website