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

tor vergata vaccine service

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.

centro vaccinazione anti covid la vela tor vergata

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: September 2021 Teaching Activities Organizational Plan

covid-19 september 2021

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.

UTV Students Welcome 2021 starting this August

utv students welcome 2021

If you are a new international student, Tor Vergata University’s Welcome Office is here to help you. Like every year the traditional UTV Students Welcome weeks are dedicated to welcoming all of our newly enrolled students and to helping them sort out all the typical problems and difficulties encountered by students when they join a new university in a new country.

This years’ edition of the UTV Students Welcome will be held online and in presence. Below you will find the full list of events, activities and the calendar. For further information don’t hesitate to contact the Welcome Office and remember to follow our social media pages for up-to-date information on all the latest events on campus.

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Buddy Programme
Have you heard of our Buddy programme? Read about it here. If you are a new student and want to get in touch with a Buddy, write to welcome@uniroma2.it indicating your name, surname and your degree course. You will be inserted in the buddy chat of your School in order to receive all the updates. The service will be available from September 2021

Students Welcome 2021: book an appointment with the Welcome Office


Each year the Welcome Office will organize in presence or online meetings dedicated to welcome and orientation activities for all the new students enrolled at Tor Vergata University. International students already in Italy will be supported and tutored in filling the Stay Permit, Health Insurance, etc.

Please book an appointment here: https://prenotazioni.uniroma2.it/welcome-office/ (click on English version – Welcome Office).

Click on the calendar to see the time for each meeting and choose if you prefer online or in presence meeting. Please be aware that each meeting will last 20 minutes.

For online appointments you will receive a Ms Teams link the same date.

For face-to-face appointments, the address is Via Cracovia 50 (Rectorate / Welcome Office).

For any doubts write to: welcome@uniroma2.it

📅 EVENTS CALENDAR

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📅 7 September 15.00 – Online
Meet our Students – Abdul Wahab
Tor Vergata Students Welcome presents: Meet our Students.
Abdul Wahab Khan a student of MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING at UTV will tell us about his experience in Rome.


Join Meeting

erasmus and overseas students welcome


📅 8 September 12.00 – 13.00 – Online
Erasmus+ & Overseas Students Welcome
An online event dedicated to all incoming Erasmus+ and Overseas students who need information and tips on how to enjoy their time here in Rome at UTV.


Join Meeting

Join Tor Vergata’s Buddy Programme

buddy programme

The Buddy programme foresees a support and a welcome from the enrolled students to the new students in collaboration with the Welcome Office.

The first months are the most challenging: students need to familiarize with a new academic context, non-resident students with a new city and international students also with a culture and traditions different from their own.


A warm welcome can make the difference

If you want to support a new student in overcoming the same difficulties you might have faced at your arrival, you can apply to become a buddy, who will be an important reference during the first adaption period.

What does a Buddy do

  • He/she contacts the students whom he/she is matched after their arrival
  • He/she participates in cultural events and activities addressed to buddies and new students
  • He/she helps new students become familiar with the campus and its facilities
  • He/she facilitates the understanding of the didactic organization: structure of the academic year, lectures, exams
  • He/she helps students get to know the city and its opportunities
  • He/she addresses the student to the competent offices for specific issues

Why to become a Buddy

  • You will get to know different cultures of the world without moving away from home
  • You will make new friends
  • You will improve your English language knowledge and be able to practice other foreign languages
  • You’ll develop skills and contacts which will turn out to be useful in the job market 

Who can apply to become a Buddy

Students regularly registered in the academic year 2020/2021 at  Tor Vergata University of Rome, who will continue their studies at the University of “Tor Vergata” for the a.y. 21/22.

The Buddy will support students enrolled at the first year in the a.y. 2021/2022


How to apply

It is possible to apply by filling out the following online form below (available in Italian and in English)

Duration of the programme

The programme has a duration of four months (based on the opening of enrollments and/or the beginning of the lessons).


Training

The Welcome Office will support you in acquiring the necessary skills to exercise at best your role as a Buddy, will assist you throughout the period in which you will volunteer and will invite you to take part in meetings, games and events (online or in presence) in which you will strengthen your relationship with the new students.

Informative material will be sent by e-mail.
The Buddies will be matched with new students on the basis of the attendance to the same study programme and of personal interests, revealed through the form.

According to the number of applicants, the buddies will be matched with one or more students.


For new students: how to get in contact with a Buddy

If you are a new student and want to get in touch with a Buddy, write to welcome@uniroma2.it indicating your name, surname and your degree course. You will be inserted in the buddy chat of your School in order to receive all the updates.


Contacts

Welcome Office
Tor Vergata University of Rome
E-mail: welcome@uniroma2.it

Tor Vergata celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity

World day for cultural diversity

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, affirming culture’s contribution to the three dimensions of sustainable development, acknowledging further the natural and cultural diversity of the world, and recognizing that cultures and civilizations can contribute to, and are crucial enablers of, sustainable development.

CUG – the Single Guarantee Committee of the Tor Vergata University of Rome – in order to celebrate this valuable and important day properly – although fairly limited due to pandemic conditions – is proposing to realize an online project. But we need your collaboration to make this beautiful day enjoyable while appreciating the cultural diversity surrounding us.


Call for Artists and Keepers

We would like to invite Tor Vergata’s students to propose an artist or an important artwork from their land of origin, one that they can introduce on May 21st through a personal interview to the artist or to a person strictly connected to the artwork; the interviews and the artistic elements will be presented in a virtual event on May 21st.

This event would be an opportunity for all of us to appreciate all the colours of cultural diversity in unique personal stories/experiences. The format and the schedule of the event will be furtherly defined according to the number and kind of proposals received.


Specifications: Kinds of cultural elements and creative arts fields

The person to be interviewed has to be directly connected to the artwork (ie, the director or a keeper in a museum) or a publicly recognized artist in creative fields, such as: painting, architecture, sculpture, literature, music, performing and cinema. Hybrid and/or other artistic fields not mentioned in this list will also be welcome.

To propose an artist or an artwork and the person directly connected to it send an email to welcome@uniroma2.it, specifying your name, the name of the artist /artwork and the State or Region of reference of the artist /artwork.

Event Info & Contacts


Deadline: 25th April 2021 (*postponed)
Contacts: Florinda Magliulo & Marco Tirone
Email: welcome@uniroma2.it

UTV Students Welcome 2020/21 Online Edition

UTV Students Welcome 2020/21 Online Edition

If you are a new international student, Tor Vergata University’s Welcome Office is here to help you. Like every year the traditional UTV Students Welcome weeks are dedicated to welcoming all of our newly enrolled students and to helping them sort out all the typical problems and difficulties encountered by students when they join a new university in a new country.

Because of the covid-19 outbreak this years’ edition of the UTV Students Welcome will be fully held online. Below you will find the full list of events, activities and the calendar. For further information don’t hesitate to contact the Welcome Office and remember to follow our social media pages for up-to-date information on all the latest events on campus.

💻 Online Activities 2020

Enrollment support meetings:
When: Starting from 5 August, 2020
What: if you have finalized the procedure on Universitaly platform, the Welcome Office will contact you by email and help you through the enrollment process or offer support if you’re having difficulties
Where: Microsoft teams (you will receive by email a link for the online meeting)


Welcome online:
When: Starting from 26 August, 2020
What: each week the Welcome Office will organize online meetings dedicated to welcome and orientation activities for all the new students enrolled at Tor Vergata University.
International students already in Italy will be supported and tutored in filling the Stay Permit, Health Insurance and Pass card for transportation in Rome modules.
Where: Microsoft teams (you will receive by email a link for the online meeting)


🎟️ Admissions Info

Admitted students receive a link to connect to the meeting directly from the Welcome Office, for all others it will be possible to book an appointment, sending an email to welcome@uniroma2.it with your name, surname, the course of study, date and hours of the appointment: We will answer you with the link to participate in the meeting.
You don’t need to download anything but just click on the link.

📅 Calendar


* Wed, 2 September
10:00 – 12:00 (in English)
12:00 – 13:00 (in Italian)
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Mon, 7 September
12:00 – 13:00 (in Italian)


* Tue, 8 September
10:00 – 11:00 (in English)
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


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* Wed, 9 September
14:00 – 15:00 (in English)
“Welcome from our students: let’s meet Rojin”
Let’s meet our student, Rojin Tajmir, who is now in her 5th year Pharmacy degree at Tor Vergata University of Rome. Join the meeting to find out about her experience with UTV and life as an international student in Rome.

MEETING ENDED


* Thu, 10 September
10:00 – 11:00 (in English)


* Fri, 11 September
11:00 – 12:00 (in English


* Tue, 15 September
10:00 – 11:00 (in English)
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Wed, 16 September
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Wed, 17 September
11:00 – 12:00 (in English)
12:00 – 13:00 (in English)
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Thu, 18 September
10:00 – 11:00 (in English)
11:00 – 12:00 (in English)


* Wed, 23 September
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Thu, 24 September
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Wed, 30 September
15:30 – 16:30 (in Italian)
“Meet our Students:  Leonardo”
Let’s meet our student, Leonardo, who is now a student of Beni Culturali at Tor Vergata University of Rome. Join the meeting to find out about his experience with UTV and life as an international student in Rome.

MEETING ENDED


* Tue, 6 October
14:00 – 15:00


* Fri, 9 October
11:00 – 12:00


* Tue, 20 October
11:30 – 13:30 (in English)
“Meet our Students:  Judah & Saurav”
Let’s meet our student, Judah and Saurav, who is are are currently students of Engineering Sciences at Tor Vergata University of Rome. Join the meeting to find out about his experience with UTV and life as an international student in Rome.

JOIN MEETING

📝 Students Welcome Events

Presentation of activities and organizations available at the campus of #unitorvergata or in the city of Rome.

When: Starting from 26 August, 2020, presentation of our services in English:

Where: youtube channel unitovergata, playlist “Students Welcome 2020” – facebook unitorvergata

Contacts:
Email: welcome@uniroma2.it
Website: Welcome Office Page
Facebook: Tor Vergata Orienta

Stay Permit Support by UTV’s Welcome Office

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Do you need help in filling out your stay permit or your stay permit renewal? Tor Vergata University of Rome’s Welcome Office offers support to all its students and future students.

Please book an appointment with the Welcome Office by sending an email to: welcome@uniroma2.it

And don’t forget to check out the Students Welcome 2020 for further support with accommodation, taxes payment, enrollment and many other useful information.

Coronavirus Update 14: Procedure for Temporary Teams Account Request

microsoft-team

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.