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 buildings of the University of Siegen will be closed from 03-27-2020. Members of the university can enter the building via the usual route (chip, key). This also applies to the phase from June 8th onwards.
How can I use the university library?
Starting June 8th, the University Library will again offer on-site services in the Lower Castle (US) sublibrary to a limited extent, including working at individual workstations and access to the open access holdings. Lending and return of media is still possible in the library in Weidenauer Straße as well as in the library in Lower Castle. Media can be ordered via the online catalogue and can be picked up after receipt of an e-mail notification of availability.
Services in the Lower Castle Library:
- The opening hours of TB-US will be extended to 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday) from July 13th, 2020 in view of the examination phase.
- Electronic reservation is required for the use of
learning and workstations:
- There is again the possibility to search for literature in the open access stock of the TB-US directly at the shelf and to borrow directly.
- All borrowable media can still be ordered via the catalogue plus and can be collected after a confirmation e-mail.
- The return of media is possible at the locations TB-W and TB-US.
- With the article delivery service articles from almost all printed journals in the stock of the Siegen University Library can be ordered.
- Furthermore, you can still apply for and have electronic semester apparatus set up. You will find the corresponding information on this website.
Due to the fact that the withdrawal of the library stocks to the main UB building on the AR campus will start on July 6th, 2020, there may be delays in lending operations in the coming weeks, but the UB will maintain it overall.
The reopening of the main building UB-AR will presumably take place at the beginning of the winter semester.
How can I use the services in the SSC (Student Secretariat, STARTING, Central Student Advisory Service, Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research, Examination Office Faculty I)?
Due to the corona-crisis we will be offering almost all services via e-mail, phone or virtually. Please get in contact with the person in charge via e-mail or phone.
Additionally, a few specific services can be requested personally. In this case you will have to schedule an appointment. Please note that the main door of the SSC building will remain closed all day. In order to visit us, you will need a confirmed appointment with the person in charge. He/She will pick you up at the front door of the SSC building at the agreed time, open the door for you and guide you through the building.
The Student Secretariat is open again. 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)
- form of maternity protection (by mail)
- Changes of address (only by post)
International Registrar´s Office (STARTING)
The International Registrar´s Office is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 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 (signature of library etc. is not required)
- form of maternity protection
- Changes of address
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)
The walk-in office hours are cancelled until further notice; we are currently offering virtual consultation online, by phone or via email. Please also refer to the available information for outgoing students (Go Abroad) and for incomings students (Study in Siegen) on our website.
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 open office hours in the Central Student
Advisory Office (General Student Counselling &
Psychological Counselling) will be discontinued until
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:
- General study counselling - email@example.com
- Psychological counselling - firstname.lastname@example.org
- "Brücken ins Studium" / Bridges into study - email@example.com
Update 09-14-2020 3 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 carried in case it cannot always be ensured that the safety distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained.
Service facilities include examination offices or practice offices/offices..
Are the gastronomic facilities (canteen, cafeteria) closed?
All gastronomic facilities of the Studierendenwerk will remain closed until further notice. If necessary, food can be purchased from the vending machines. If there is a significant demand, a temporary solution will be established.
How are the offers of the Studierendenwerk (Kita, Flexi, Bafög, etc.) affected?
The day-care centre and the flexible childcare of the Studierendenwerk Siegen will be in limited regular operation from 06-08-2020 Shortened childcare times apply in the day care centre. In the Flexi there is a fixed regular group with a maximum of nine children. Further information can be obtained from 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 there any restrictions on public transport?
Are the ZIMT service counters open?
The SupportDesks in the buildings AR-X (Room AR-X 1.09) and Hölderlinstraße (Room H-D 2205) can now be reached again. However, an appointment must first be arranged by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Wearing a mouth-nose cover during the appointments is generally mandatory.
The media library (Room AR-X 1.02) also opens by prior appointment by e-mail (email@example.com). Please wear a mouth and nose cover during the appointment.
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?
All of the university's own sports facilities will remain closed for sports activities. In the AR-S/AKUFIT sports hall, a corona diagnosis centre of the Siegen-Wittgenstein district has been set up; the AR-E sports hall will remain seated for examinations for the time being.
From 29.6.2020, however, there will again be a small number of sports activities for university employees and students. The courses will take place on an external facility. Details of the offer and the implementation can be found at https://www.uni-siegen.de/sport/hochschulsport/?lang=de.