We are glad that there have been no known suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Jacobs University. Our campus location in Bremen, Germany has been extremely fortunate, as the measures and policies introduced have proven effective and maintained the rate of COVID-19 infections very low, and the trend is already decreasing. Therefore, we are happy to confirm that our Fall 2020 semester will start as planned, on September 1, 2020.
However, safety is still one of our top priorities, and we understand the difficulties that our mainly international students are facing. In order to accommodate for difficulties worldwide regarding visa operations and possible travel restrictions, our Fall 2020 semester will begin online on September 1 for a period of minimum 6 weeks. All our students will have to be on campus by the time we switch back to in-person teaching – the exact date will be announced later on. But in the meantime, we expect and encourage our students to arrive on campus as early as possible starting August 26, as there will be additional academic and social offerings on our always-buzzing campus from that date already.
President Antonio Loprieno announces start of Fall Semester on 1 September 2020 at Jacobs University: