Kreisgesundheitsamt, Rettungsdienst und Krankenhäuser in Siegen-Wittgenstein haben sich auf ein mögliches Auftreten des Coronavirus vorbereitet. Zentrale Anlaufstelle für Patientinnen und Patienten mit einem Verdacht auf Infizierung mit dem neuen Grippevirus ist das Kreisklinikum in Siegen-Weidenau.
Infrastructure and opening hours
Building opening hours and access
All university buildings will remain closed until further notice, likely until March 31st, 2021, if the pandemic situation remains unchanged.. In deviation from this, please note the opening hours of the university libraries.
Update 01-19-2021 10:30 am
Access is only granted to those who have been issued an emergency pass or whose application to the Rector or Vice Rector for Education has been approved. In order to ensure security in all university buildings, an increased security guard service is on duty to check emergency passes or permits if necessary.
Please note that the seminar rooms are closed. Please contact the facility manager of the respective property to have the room opened. Contact details can be found on a notice board on each room.
Are there student workplaces?
Student workplaces will be unavailable until further notice, likely until March 31st, 2021 if the pandemic situation remains unchanged.
Update 01-19-2021 10:30 am
Student workplaces will be set up on each campus for the winter semester, for stays between attendance courses or for participation in online lectures. The student workstations are available and supervised from Monday to Friday.
IMPORTANT: Participation in online lectures with
speaking contributions is usually not possible there, as
this could disturb other students.
Registration at these workplaces using visitor cards (libraries) or QR code is important for contact tracking, just as in all courses.
From 27 October 2020:
- Adolf-Reichwein-Campus: Main Library AR (8 - 18 o'clock)
- Hölderlin Campus: Branch library H (8 - 16 o'clock)
- Paul Bonatz Campus: Branch library PB (8 - 16 o'clock)
- Emmy-Noether-Campus: Branch library ENC (9 - 16 o'clock)
- Campus Lower Castle: Branch library US (8 - 18 o'clock)
- Sprachenzentrum, Weidenauer Str. 118 (language learning rooms, by appointment only)
Additional student workspaces will be opened as needed. Exact locations, opening hours or will be announced accordingly.
On the website of the University Library there is a live overview of how many workplaces at the library locations are occupied and how many work places are free.
At the locations of the University Library on Campus
Adolf-Reichwein-Straße and Campus Unteres Schloss, there
are now a limited number of workplaces available where
students can participate in courses with speaking
engagements. Please ask for these places at the information
desks of the AR and US libraries.
Attention: Please always bring your library card with you when you visit the UB - without the card entry is not possible.
Everyday masks must be worn by visitors to the library even after they have taken their seat. Previously, masks were only required to be worn when moving around the library, e.g. at the shelves or scanners. From Monday, November 2, 2020, an everyday mask must be worn throughout the entire stay in the library. Please follow these rules - in the interest of all of us!
How do I get to the university by public transport?
Please check the timetable information of the VWS (Verkehrsbetriebe Westfalen Süd) for the connections with the public transport to the university.
The timetable service will be provided from 01-11-2021 to 01-31-2021 according to "Ferien NRW/Vorlesungsfreie Zeit (F/VF)".
The changeover to the operating day "Ferien NRW/VF" means that no UX journeys will be made on lines UX1 - UX6 during this period. All trips, which are marked in the timetable with V+ ("only on lecture days with one week of pre- and post-service (University of Siegen)", will not be performed until January 31st, 2021.
Lines C106 and C111 go to Haardter Berg and line C114 to ENC.
How can I use the university library?
As of 01-04-2021, the main library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR) and the sub-library Unteres Schloss (US) are open as lending libraries only (from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Literature from the ENC, H, and PB sub-libraries can be ordered through the Plus Catalog for pickup at the AR-UB Main Library.
Attention, as of 01-11-2021 the AR and US libraries will only be open for the collection of ordered media and for their return. Shelf access in the open access area is thus no longer possible. The previous legal requirement that media may only be borrowed for time-bound examination preparation is no longer applicable.
How can I use the services in the SSC building (Student Secretariat, STARTING, Central Student Advisory Service, International Office, Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research, Examination Office Faculty I)?
Due to the current situation, the consultation hours at the Student Service Center (SSC) have been changed as far as possible from personal contact to telephone, e-mail and online consultation. Please contact your contact person at the SSC by phone or e-mail.
Individual services can be taken advantage of personally. Please make an appointment with your contact person, who will be located at the entrance to the SSC building. Your contact person will pick you up there.
The services at a glance:
The Student Secretariat is open. The visit of your administrator and the head of department is only possible by prior appointment within the regular office hours. Please contact the person responsible for you to arrange an appointment.
Please continue to provide the following services only online or by post:
- termination of enrollment (by mail - signature of library etc. is not required)
- Application for vacation semester (by e-mail)
- form of maternity protection (by mail)
- Request for entrance test (only by mail)
- Changes of address (in unisono)
International Registrar´s Office (STARTING)
The International Registrar´s Office is open in the foyer of the SSC-building. To visit us, please make an appointment by email via email@example.com.
The following services will be offered only by email via firstname.lastname@example.org:
- termination of enrollment (by e-mail, signature of library etc. is not required)
- Application for vacation semester (by e-mail)am
- form of maternity protection (by e-mail)
- Changes of address (in unisono)
Requests regarding Admission, please contact via email email@example.com.
German Language Course (DSH-Preparation)
The German Language Course will only be offered online until further notice. To get more information on the Course please contact the following colleagues by email.
International Office (IO) - International Student Affairs (ISA)
Open office hours cannot be held in the current winter semester either. Please use our advising services online, by phone, by mail or, in very urgent cases, schedule a short personal appointment with your contact person.
International Office (IO) – Welcome Center for International Researchers
Until further notice open consultation hours cannot take place. In order to make an appointment for consultation online or by phone, please contact Dr. Nina Fenn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)
The telephone hotline is available Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and on Friday from 8 am to 2 pm under 0271/740-2712.
- Consultations in the general study advisory
service are possible after previous date agreement
on site,by telephone or as video consultation.
- Psychological Advice is available by prior appointment by telephone or as video counseling.
Please contact us via e-mail:
Please get in contact with the Job Placement for students via phone call 0271/740-2060 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.. To have an counseling call, please schedule an appointment by the consultation calender stated below.
If you have any further questions, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.
Centre for Teacher Education and Educational Research (ZLB)
Until further notice, the Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research offers all services exclusively by telephone and e-mail. Personal appointments on site are currently not planned. The ZLB contact persons for the respective areas are:
Examination office of the Faculty of Philosophy
The examination office of the Faculty of Philosophy asks also to use the services by telephone, post or e-mail. In exceptional cases, a visit to the Examination Office is possible by prior appointment via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be found on the homepage of the examination office.
Are examination offices, practice offices etc. still closed to the public?
In principle, all service facilities will continue to provide services by e-mail, post or telephone. However, service facilities can make personal appointments after May 4th, 2020 if it is really required. Only the service centres decide what is absolutely necessary. It is always essential to make an appointment in advance.
From May 13th, service facilities can reopen. Students will be informed of the specific regulations of the service facilities with regard to opening hours, appointment arrangements, adherence to the minimum number of students, etc. by appropriate means, e.g. via the website or upon individual request.
All service facilities are obliged to compile lists of names of contacts and to record contact times in order to be able to trace chains of infection if necessary.
When visiting a service facility, a mouth-and-nose cover must be worn and the safety distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained.
Service facilities include examination offices or practice offices/offices..
Which gastronomic offers (canteen, cafeteria) are there?
The "Cafeteria ct" is closed with the "to-go offer" until further notice, if the pandemic situation remains unchanged, probably until March 31st, 2021.
Update 01-19-2021 10:30 am Uhr
The canteens remain closed.
Depending on the development of the corona pandemic, all catering establishments will not reopen until the beginning of January 2021 at the earliest.
Please note the information on the website of the Studierendenwerk.
How are the offers of the Studierendenwerk (Kita, Flexi, Bafög, etc.) affected?
The day care center of the Studierendenwerk Siegens and
the flexible childcare are open again since August 17th,
Kita from 7.30 a.m. to 5 pm and Flexi from 8 am to 6 p.m.
This regulation is subject to the further corona infection in the country. For further information please contact the respective institution.
For the time being, there will be no personal consultation appointments in the departments "Studienfinanzierung" (Bafög, Daka- and KfW-Study-Loans) and Dormitory administration. The open consultation hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays are therefore currently omitted without replacement.
However, the Studierendenwerk can be reached in all matters by mail, e-mail and/or telephone. If you would like to send file attachments via e-mail, please remember that the Studierendenwerk is only allowed to open and process PDF files for IT security reasons.
Are the ZIMT service counters open?
The support desks in the buildings AR-X (room AR-X 1.09) and Hölderlinstraße (room H-D 2205) as well as the Mediathek (room AR-X 1.02) are generally closed during the lockdown until January 24th, 2021 [Update 01-05-2021 1:30 pm]. The support desk (email@example.com) is in minimal operation. Incoming tickets will be monitored and processed in urgent cases if possible. In very urgent cases, an appointment at the SupportDesk can be requested and coordinated by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please understand that the response time during this time may be longer than during normal operation. Wearing a mouth-nose covering during a possible appointment at the SupportDesk is generally mandatory.
Will the architecture labs remain closed?
The architecture laboratories are closed, this applies to the model making laboratory, the CAD pool and the materials science laboratory.
How can I contact the AStA?
The AStA office has resumed operations, but with shortened opening hours daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To enter the office, an appointment must be made online beforehand. This can be done at https://anmeldung.asta-siegen.de/?id=1.
The AStA Shop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The store may only be entered via the sliding glass door (courtyard side) and a maximum of 3 persons may be in the store at the same time. A mouth and nose protection is obligatory.
Are all classes from the university sports program cancelled?
Due to the lockdown extension, college sports services must pause until Jan. 31st, 2021.
Update 01-19-2021 10:30 am
Exactly when the program will be resumed and registration will start will be announced in time at https://www.uni-siegen.de/sport/hochschulsport/.