Coronavirus: current information

With extraordinary dedication, creative solutions, and great flexibility, our staff and students have mastered the past months of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming semester, we will continue to face a multitude of challenges. Together, we can turn this situation to our advantage and make a meaningful contribution to the success of the current generation of students and our university as a whole – and, above all, get ourselves safely through these challenging times.

Critical information in brief (as of 19 October 2020)

  • Hybrid Teaching Formats in Winter Semester 2020/21: Lecture period from 2 November 2020 to 12 February 2021, combination of online and in-person formats. More on studies, teaching and exams:
  • Current Hygiene Rules: The use of a mouth and nose cover is mandatory in all traffic and meeting areas, as well as restrooms in university buildings, and (with 7-day-incidence above 35) in lecture halls and other rooms with fixed seating. Current safety measures and regulations for working on university premises can be found on TUM AGU (Login via UB eAccess) (in German).
  • Working on campus and home office: Flexible combination of remote and on-site work. Further details in the FAQ from Human Ressources (ZA 2) (in German).
  • We recommend all employees and students to use the Corona-Warn-App of the Robert Koch Institute (in German).

TUM will remain closed to the general public until further notice.

Please inform yourself regularly about the latest developments and decisions concerning the handling of COVID-19 through the following channels:

How COVID-19 affects studies, teaching and examinations – including application for studies. Coronavirus: Studies, Teaching and Exams

All circulars from the TUM Board of Management as well as state ministry regulations (e.g. on labor law) on the MyTUM-Portal.

Flexible solutions for teaching online: advice, tutorials and courses for lecturers offered by ProLehre | Medien und Didaktik.

Constantly updated information about the library services: borrowing and returning, learning at study desks, distance and hygiene rules, extensive digital services, and more. FAQ and further details

You work or study at TUM and have symptoms, have had contact with a person who tested positive, have tested positive yourself or are in quarantine for other reasons (i.e. after travel)? You are a supervisor and have knowledge of infected persons, suspected or contact cases, or require assistance with an inconclusive case?

If so, please contact krisenstab-coronavirus(at) with a brief description of the circumstances and, where applicable, the contact details of the person in question.

The following cases must be reported:

  • Cases of infection and suspected infection (persons with symptoms, especially involving previous contact with infected persons or return from risk areas)
  • Contact persons of confirmed COVID-19 patients
  • People returning from a risk area
  • People in quarantine (including after travel)
  • Persons, who are not allowed to travel home from abroad due to safety regulations
  • Employees having to remain at home to care for their children who are no longer permitted to attend childcare facilities or schools due to a possible infection with COVID-19

For detailed information and instructions please consult the circulars from the TUM Board of Management and state ministry regulations (e.g. on labor law).

This list makes no claim to completeness. Please also check the websites of the departments and institutions that concern you regularly.

Central Services


gastronomic Services (e.G. Mensa, Cafeteria):

To contain the spread of infection the most important thing to do is to follow good hygiene practices. When working in university buildings, all possible and conceivable preventive measures and hygiene standards are to be taken into consideration, these include

For more information, refer to the hygiene tips of the German Federal Center for Health Education at, as recommended by RKI. Please also heed the signs in the TUM rest rooms.