Coronavirus Update 15: Lessons, Exams and Graduation Sessions in Mixed Mode

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From the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021, in compliance with the safety protocols aimed at safeguarding and protecting the health of all components of the university community, the teaching activity will take place in mixed mode, i.e. in presence with simultaneous live streaming (online), guaranteeing priority for activities in the presence of new freshmen.

Exams and the final tests for the achievement of qualifications are held both in presence and online.


Safety Fist: Choose How to Attend

The Rector of Tor Vergata University Orazio Schillaci: “It seems just right to give priority to those who already had to face a very particular final school exam and are enrolling in the 1st year thus experiencing their first impact with the university.”

“The programming for students who will attend lessons on site will follow the alphabetical order criterion. We leave it to the students to decide to attend in presence, if programmed, or to follow at a distance (online), if they believe that this mode ensures them greater safety or in the case of students who live outside Rome.”


Exams

The exams can be carried out in person, ensuring the distancing rules and the use of PPE, without prejudice to the possibility of carrying out the same at a distance, according to the assessment of the teacher. The exams can also be held remotely (online), according to the assessment of the teacher.


Graduation Session

For students who were unable to complete their thesis due to the Covid-19 emergency lockdown extraordinary graduation sessions have been set up until September 2020 with full reimbursement of enrollment in the academic year 2019-20.

The final tests for the attainment of the qualifications will take place in presence. A maximum of two accompanying persons for each student will be allowed, guaranteeing safety distance and any other safety measure in relation to the number of undergraduates.

According to the teaching owner’s assessment, the student will have the opportunity to take the exam tests remotely (online).


International and Erasmus Students

International and Erasmus students will be guaranteed the possibility to attend lessons and taking the final exams/tests online.


Laboratories and Complex Instruments

The laboratory managers regulate, through shifts, access to shared laboratories to the various division and allocation of spaces and the creation of obligatory paths and passages, in agreement with the Director of the Department, in compliance with the indications provided in this Protocol and any specific directives issued by the competent Doctor and the Head of the Protection and Prevention Service (RSPP) also regarding the reorganization of spaces.

The head of the laboratory, in agreement with the Director of the Department, prepares a weekly work plan for the technical staff involved in the management of the equipment and / or employed in the service laboratories, keeping in mind that these are work activities that are impossible to carry out remotely and consequently establishing weekly operating days or only in certain daily time bands.

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.


Libraries, Reading and Computer Rooms

Since 6 July 2020, the reading rooms inside the libraries have been open for study. Access must be made by reservation and ensuring safety and physical distancing and on the basis of a specific protocol set by the Head of the Protection and Prevention Service in agreement with the library managers.

Access to libraries is by reservation, with a special app, for a limited number of places. The managers of the libraries organize a consultation service for paper documentation, guaranteeing safety and physical distancing, based on parameters similar to those adopted for research laboratories.

A control service will be guaranteed for the management of any gatherings in the reading rooms. Access to the computer rooms must also be made by reservation and guaranteeing security and physical distancing, on the basis of parameters similar to those adopted for research laboratories.

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Coronavirus Update 14: Procedure for Temporary Teams Account Request

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The procedure for requesting a temporary Teams account is reserved to:

• New International students (ongoing enrollment on Delphi platform for the 2020/2021 academic year, and already registered on the Universitaly portal)
• New Bachelor Degree students (pending the final secondary school exams and diploma certificate for 2020) for Italian students
• New Master Degree students (pending the final Bachelor dissertation and degree certificate for the 2019/2020 academic year) for Italian students

Please follow these steps:

1. Fill in the FORM and verify that you have correctly entered your personal email address. If the request is successful, at the end you will receive a summary email; should this confirmation not arrive, please contact us.

2. The Welcome Office will approve the request.

3. You will receive an email with a username and password to log into Teams.

4. Connect to Teams from WEB (https://teams.microsoft.com) log in and set your personal password.

5. Download and install the Microsoft Teams app.

In order to access to the online lessons, join by using the Teams code or Teams link of the class on the website of your course of attendance.

For assistance, contact us: welcome@uniroma2.onmicrosoft.com.

Coronavirus Update 13: Online Oral Exams Procedure

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All online exams will be carried out through Microsoft Teams software. If you haven’t please download and activate your account.

On the day of the exam, each professor will proceed to take the attendance of the booked students, in order to check who is actually present, subsequently (s)he will declare the exam open and students are called to take the test in the order deemed appropriate.

It is recommended that other connected students temporarily turn off their device audio and video-cameras in order not to disturb the student who is taking the exam.


ID Verification

The professor will call the first student, explicitly request her/him to activate the camera (in addition to audio) and will verify the identity of the examined candidate by checking and taking note of the identification document details.


Exam Conduct

Candidates will be recommended to keep their eyes on the screen (in order to avoid the consultation of illegal material, unless the Commission allows it).

Student may not wear hats and must show the ears (to avoid the use of micro-earphones): students are recommended to use headphones with microphone or to speak directly into the devices’ microphone.

The student’s behavior will be closely monitored: For the outcome of the examination, it will be evaluated whether (s)he denotes distraction from the monitor or excessive uncertainty or slow response.


Exam Result

The Commission can decide to inform the student about his final grade or to call the next one. The exam session will not be recorded.

Coronavirus Update 12: Overseas Suspended

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Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Overseas Call for International Mobility for study for the A.Y. 2020/21 has been suspended and will open in June.

Mobility will be allowed only in the second semester and will follow the emergency status of the country where the host Institutions are.

All Students are kindly required to check the following link:
Overseas Office

We will send communication about the open of the call and the deadline.


About the grants

The goal of these grants is to allow students of Tor Vergata University of Rome to study at an extra-European host university (under an Agreement existing between the two Institutions) to carry out didactic activities that must be consistent with their course of study;

Students must attend classes and do the final exams, and will obtain the title (Degree or Master Degree) only after their return and after the conclusion of the mobility period.


Contacts

For further information please contact the Overseas Office:

Phone +39 06 7259.3509
e-mail: students.exchange@international.uniroma2.it

Coronavirus Update 11: Taxes, ISEE and Graduation Sessions

Coronavirus Update 11: Taxes, ISEE and Graduation Sessions

Given the continuing of the epidemiological state of emergency due to the Covid-19, the Rector has decreed what follows.


Tuition Fee Payment

The deadline for the second installment payment has been deferred to 10th June 2020, for both the tuition fees that were to be paid within 31st March and 29th May 2020.


ISEE Submission for Msc/MA students

For MSc/MA students enrolled to the first year of their programme after 1st March, the ISEE submission deadline has been postponed to 30th May 2020.


Graduation Sessions

Graduation sessions for all the programmes at Tor Vergata University of Rome will only take place using distance learning platforms.

Final thesis commissions will be made of at least three members, including the session President. The graduating student will be asked to show the Commission a valid ID and at the end of the dissertation, upon positive completion, the President will declare the student graduated, mentioning the final mark.

Each School will set an extra graduation session between 10th and 15th June 2020. All the students having submitted the Precautionary Application (Domanda Cautelativa) and the Graduation Request (Domanda di Laurea) within 30 days before the day set for the session, will be admitted to it.

Students who have already submitted their Graduation Request for March, April and May 2020 sessions, and who have communicated the impossibility of taking the Final Exam, will be automatically registered to the June 2020 session.

Online Classes: a message from the Rector

Orazio Schillaci

To the university community,

The ongoing health emergency, in addition to generating mourning and suffering among the population, has changed, hopefully for a short time, our habits and behaviors.

The teaching activity has also undergone substantial changes.

The sudden necessity to provide online lessons, exams and graduation sessions is marking an extreme effect in our everyday working and studying routine, profoundly different from the one we were used to.

Tor Vergata University of Rome, like any other, is a place where circulation of knowledge and exchange of scientific and cultural information generates the widest aggregation phenomenon, even physical.

The need to rigorously implement all forms of social containment to spread the virus has made our structures sadder, but certainly safer.

In this regard, I feel the need to thank all of you, dear students, for the high sense of responsibility shown in scrupulously following the indications contained in the various decrees of the Prime Minister’s Office regarding the conduct to be adopted in this difficult moment.

Also I must thank all our dear teachers for the dutiful and responsible effort with which they have guaranteeing students the regular course of studies by carrying out the activities online and the technical structures of the university which, with professionalism and commitment, allowed, in such a short time, to ensure the performance of the aforementioned activities.

When this terrible experience ends, I am convinced that we will all be better in thoughts and behaviors and we will be able to resume our habits, perhaps by planning to celebrate the results obtained in this emergency period together with the students and their families, teachers and technical administrative and library staff.

Thank you all


THE RECTOR
Prof. Orazio Schillaci

Coronavirus Update 10: Graduation sessions online

Coronavirus Update 10: Graduation sessions online

From 16 March to 3 April 2020 all graduation sessions, final exams and or discussions for Bachelor Degrees, Master Degrees, Masters and Ph.D’s Graduation will take place remotely.

All students graduating students will be notified by email with the information necessary to join the online sessions.  Meanwhile please read the tutorial below on how to join the online graduation sessions.

Coronavirus Update 9: Erasmus+, Traineeship and Overseas programs suspended

Coronavirus Erasmus Traineeship Overseas

In compliance with the new ministerial and regional provisions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 due to the exponential growth of the infections in all the countries of Europe and the consequent difficulties in moving between European countries and in particular to return to Italy, we recommend that you follow these instructions promptly.


Mobility suspended until April 3rd

All international incoming and outgoing mobility that should have started in these days are suspended until April 3rd. We invite students to contact the partner universities to reschedule the mobility and related activities by reviewing the teaching periods and content.

It will be possible to request the application of the “force majeure” to the  National Agency, (in terms that will be subsequently communicated) , and reimbursement of expenses for all those mobility that are cancelled due to the emergency situation and to the measures of the competent authorities.

Students of Tor Vergata University of Rome who are at partner institutions abroad as part of student mobility programs are invited to scrupulously follow the provisions on prevention and safety prescribed by the institutions by monitoring the health situation of the Host Country through the appropriate country sheet on the “Viaggiare Sicuri” website of the Farnesina (http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it).


Follow Restrictive Measures

Should there be an exponential growth of the infections or in any case a situation of difficulty of the local health structures, students are invited to return to Italy with any possible urgency at their residence, home or domicile.

Students are also invited to take into account the possible restrictive measures in terms of mobility established by the DPCM of 8 and 9 and 11 March 2020 (http://www.governo.it/it/articolo/coronavirus-conte-firma-il-dpcm-11-marzo-2020/14299) and to carefully follow the indications prescribed by the same DPCM, (in particular for subjects with symptoms of respiratory infection and fever greater than 37.5 ° stay at home, limit social contacts and contact your doctor and absolute ban on leaving your home for those subjected to the quarantine measure or positive for the virus).


Students in Foreign Countries

In all cases, we ask students who are in a foreign country to promptly report their presence to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by registering on the site “Where we are in the world” (https://www.dovesiamonelmondo.it/dovemondo/scuole) to be able to benefit from the assistance of our Diplomatic Representations abroad (embassies, consulates etc.) in the event of difficulties in returning to Italy.

We remind you that the “force majeure” reasons will be applied to reimbursement of the costs incurred and that the Italian embassies and consulates will be able to offer you all the necessary support.


Support Contacts

The erasmus office will be able to help you in providing all the necessary assistance:

Incoming: incoming@erasmus.uniroma2.it
Outgoing: outgoing@erasmus.uniroma2.it
Traineeship: traineeship@erasmus.uniroma2.it

All  communications with which you inform us of the return date must also be sent to the aforementioned email address, attaching, where possible, the travel documentation. Regarding the certification of stay, we remind you that you must inform the Erasmus office of the Partner Institution of your return home via email.


Foreign Students in Rome

Once this emergency will be over, we will check the situation of each of you with the host foreign offices and we will issue the permanence certificates and transcripts of records concerning your stays.

We invite foreign students enrolled at our university and Erasmus students who are in Rome to continue their teaching activities by following the online courses and/or offered in streaming which will be guaranteed until the end of the emergency.


Keep up to date

It is recommended that all students carefully and periodically follow the updates on Tor Vergata University of Rome’ websites:

We are aware of the sacrifices required but they are necessary to protect everyone’s health, which remains the priority in emergency and serious situations such as the one we are experiencing.

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Coronavirus Update 7: Interruption of Internships for Nursing Students

Coronavirus Update 7: Interruption of Internships for Nursing Students

As a partial supplement to the previous updated the latest decree as reported by the Health Director of the Policlinico Tor Vergata reads:

“Due to the ongoing health emergency, linked to the diffusion of Coronavirus and to the further regulations recently issued for the containment of the diffusion, the internship is also blocked for students of the third year of the Degree Course in Nursing Sciences. The provision will remain in force until further notice. ”


The Rector – Prof. Orazio Schillaci

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