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

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.

Translated from the Italian Website

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.