UiA's campuses are closed until 26 April for all students and visitors.
The university management expects everyone to do what they can to contribute to the social endeavour to fight the spread of the coronavirus and to stay updated through uia.no. Life and health are the first priority.
Picking something up from campus? Students can Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. contact Division of Facilities Management for assistance (closed during holidays).
If you are in quarantine or isolation, please ask someone else to assist you in picking up your items at the campus.
Teaching, exams and student absence
All forms of teaching, events and other activities involving physical contact between persons at UiA's campuses, are cancelled in the closed period. All teaching will be online for the completion of the semester.
In this situation, it is important that all students take personal responsibility for their own progression as far as possible. Students must actively stay informed on changes in the educational options through Canvas.
All exams scheduled for this semester that can be taken digitally from home will be done in that format. The time and date for each digital exam will remain the same as previously planned unless announced otherwise.
These changes will be registered continuously and will be published on Studentweb. It is therefore important to keep up to date with Studentweb. Information about alterations to the exam format will also be given in Canvas. More information about examinations
On the basis of the provisional regulation as an addition to the regulation on study programmes and examinations at the University of Agder, the faculty boards may decide to change the grading system from tiered grading to pass/fail evaluation for some subjects in spring 2020 and in subsequent new or postponed exams. The main reason is that the teaching offered in some courses this semester will not be as comprehensive as it would be under normal circumstances. Therefore, there is a risk that it will be more difficult for students to achieve as good results as they would in a normal semester.
Until further notice, absence due to coronavirus follows the regular guidelines for valid absence and postponed examination, and must be documented:
As far as possible, UiA will make sure that students do not suffer from long-term quarantine and sick leave due to the coronavirus. We are working to find alternative solutions for students who are unable to complete their practice placement or attend compulsory education due to the coronavirus situation.
If you are unable to attend compulsory teaching/activities due to quarantine or illness, UiA will consider opportunities for alternative teaching or compulsory activity that require less physical attendance.
International students in Norway
All international students will be followed up by the international office of the university and may contact email@example.com with any questions.
Exchange students at UiA Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 situation, the University of Agder recommends that all exchange students return to their home country.
Many countries are introducing strict travel regulations and borders are closing, which could make returning home at a later stage very difficult. We advise that you get in touch with your home institution and follow their guidelines. Students wishing to stay in Norway, are welcome to do so and will be followed-up by the International Education Office.
The university will make every effort to make sure that you can complete your semester remotely. Specific information for each course will be published in Canvas.
Anyone returning home needs to inform the International Education Office firstname.lastname@example.org as well as the accommodation office.
International full-degree students at UiA The University of Agder recommends that international full-degree students remain in Norway and follow the guidelines on this information site. For further questions, contact Tonje Kløkstad at the International Education Office: email@example.com
Students that are currently or are going to participate in health-related internships, must take the same precautions as other health personnel. Keep yourself updated and follow the guidelines on your practice location.