In view of the legal framework conditions, the attendance mode in the current winter semester will take place in the so-called "3G mode". Please note the following detailed organisational instructions for holding your courses in the current winter semester. If you have any further questions or comments, please continue to contact

You can also find further information and support for planning and implementing your course on the pages of the Lehrservice.

Important Notes and Forms

Teaching and Examinations in Presence

In principle, all courses in the winter semester 2021/22 will take place in presence on the campus of the university in a regular mode, i.e. usually as a weekly course or - with the approval of the responsible dean of studies - as a block course. This means that you, as a teacher, generally teach in presence on campus as usual. The same applies to examinations.

Teachers who cannot be vaccinated against the coronavirus for proven medical reasons or who belong to a group of people for whom the RKI does not (yet) recommend vaccination or has only recently recommended vaccination - and who therefore do not want to expose themselves to contact with persons who may be infectious despite vaccination or negative tests despite the 3G rule - or teachers who reside or regularly stay abroad and who can credibly demonstrate that they are unable to travel to Germany due to the pandemic, can carry out their teaching on the basis of the Corona Annexes to the Framework Examination Regulations in accordance with the alternative implementation method already stored in mystudy. In this case, we ask you to obtain the approval of the Dean of Studies responsible for you and to document the above-mentioned requirements to the Dean of Studies.

Of course, you are free to continue using digital tools and platforms in the face-to-face courses to enhance the didactic quality, as long as they do not replace but complement the face-to-face teaching. The same applies to digitally provided formats and materials (e.g. videos) for self-learning times, e.g. in the sense of a flipped classroom approach. All initiatives, concepts and concrete applications of digital tools developed in the last semesters are very welcome by us as the Presidential Board in the sense of an innovative further development of teaching.

Update: The Presidential Board asks all professors and lecturers to stream all courses held in presence from Monday, November 29, additionally by combined video and audio recording via the video/audio systems installed in the lecture rooms using Zoom online if required (or also via video/audio systems of your laptop if other equipment is not available). Possible reasons for this include illness, quarantine, or personal risk situations of students; students do not have to explain the individual reasons to instructors in each case. In this case, however, instructors only have to allow passive or listening participation; you are not obliged to actively involve students participating online in your course. Of course, you can enable active participation to ensure the quality of the course for digital participants as well. Students present on site should only be visible on the video after briefly asking for their consent.

Alternatives for Students to Participate in Presence

Students who a) cannot be vaccinated against coronavirus for proven medical reasons or b) belong to a group of people for whom the RKI does not (yet) recommend vaccination or has recently recommended vaccination - and therefore do not want to expose themselves to contact with persons who may be infectious despite vaccination or negative tests, despite the 3G rule - or c) students who reside or regularly stay abroad and who credibly claim that they cannot travel to Germany due to the pandemic are requested to contact their teachers in order to find an individual solution and, in individual cases, to reach an agreement on how they can alternatively acquire the content of their course. An appropriate solution can be, for example, individual support by you as a teacher (e.g. literature study with individual feedback possibilities, Moodle assignments, reading logs in connection with office hours or similar). The prerequisite is that students credibly demonstrate the above-mentioned requirements to you as the instructor, in the case of medical reasons by submitting a medical certificate.

If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the dean's office responsible for you. We are aware that this procedure, which we have intensively weighed up against other possible alternatives, may also result in additional burdens for you as a teacher. We would therefore like to thank you very much for your commitment and understanding in this regard as well.

3G Mode for Lecturers

By amending the Infection Protection Act, the Bundestag and Bundesrat have decided that, with immediate effect and initially until 19 March 2022, employees may only enter their workplaces if they have been vaccinated, convalesced or tested. All employees must carry a recognised vaccination, convalescence or test certificate with them, keep it available for inspection or have it on file with their employer (§ 28b para. 1 IfSG). Employers are obliged to carry out daily checks of these proofs and to document the performance of these checks (§ 28b para. 3 IfSG). Violations of the proof, control and documentation obligations can be punished by the authorities with fines. Teachers may only enter the campus and stay in buildings if they have been fully vaccinated, have recovered or have been tested on a daily basis (antigen test: valid for 24 hours, PCR test: valid for 48 hours). The detection and checks of teachers are carried out as part of the 3G control of university employees. Detailed information and the form provided for this purpose can be found at

3G Mode for Students

In the winter semester, the 3G mode for access and stay within all buildings of Leuphana University of Lüneburg also applies to students; access to and stay in buildings are thus also only possible for students if they are fully vaccinated, recovered or tested on a daily basis (antigen test: valid for 24 hours, PCR test: valid for 48 hours). Students must be able to provide proof that they have been vaccinated, recovered, or tested daily (antigen test: valid for 24 hours, PCR test: valid for 48 hours) prior to the start of classes as well as at selected locations (e.g., the library). A coronary test must be confirmed by a recognized testing center; self-tests are not acceptable. In order to provide transitional support, especially for younger students whose complete vaccination has not yet been completed due to the late vaccination recommendation for 12 to 17 year olds, Leuphana will cover the cost of coronatests for its students at the testing center on campus (in the cafeteria of the Central Building) during commencement week and the first week of the semester (October 11-22).

Admission Controls

Admission Controls in Lecture Halls

For all courses with large numbers of students that take place in the auditorium (possibly in conjunction with the forum) or in lecture halls 1-4, 3G control at the entrance should be carried out by an external service provider. Containers will be set up for this purpose in the access area to the lecture halls; the controls for the auditorium will be located in the foyer of the central building. All checks will be conducted digitally using the “Cov Pass Check” app developed to check European Corona certificates. Students are requested to arrive at least 15, better 30 minutes before the start of the event if possible to avoid delays due to the checks; they will need a vaccination, convalescent or test certificate with a digital or printed QR code and an ID document for access. All faculty will need their official declaration and also an ID document for admission control.

Admission Controls in Seminar Rooms

For all courses that take place in course rooms other than the auditorium or lecture halls 1-4, we rely on your assistance for 3G control, as do other universities, due to the large number of approximately 2000 courses that take place in about 140 course rooms in over 20 different buildings. Unfortunately, for logistical and construction reasons, no other viable solution can be implemented on our campus, as we cannot and do not want to cordon off the campus as a whole. In this context, we would like to thank you expressly and sincerely for your support and understanding. Of course we know: As faculty, you want to teach and not control admissions. We would not address you with the following instructions and obligations if we saw other practicable organizational possibilities.

Conduct of 3G Checks by Instructors

As far as you do not teach in the large lecture halls and no external staff can carry out the admission checks, this basically means that you as teachers are asked to determine the 3G status of the students appropriately before the start of the course.

Please note: Warning level 1 is currently applicable.

Warning Level 0: In the case that there is no warning level for the district of Lüneburg according to the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance and the weekly incidence per 100,000 inhabitants is below 50, a check of the 3G status of the students is not obligatory. In this case, we only ask you to conduct random checks of 3G detection and student identity. However, all students have the right to request that you as instructors conduct a 3G check, in which case you are asked to conduct a full check to meet the students' need for security. To the extent that students do not require you as instructors to conduct a 3G check, you are thus not required to conduct a full 3G check.

Warning Level 1: In the event that either warning level 1 according to the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance or a weekly incidence per 100,000 inhabitants of more than 50 would be determined for the district of Lüneburg, a control of the 3G status of the students would become mandatory and completely necessary. In this case, the implementation of random checks would no longer be sufficient according to the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance. This case is currently applicable.

We ask you to pay attention to the required confidentiality during the 3G control. If necessary, you are welcome to use the (voluntary) support of staff members of your professorship or faculty or student assistants of your course for the check, if available.

For the execution of the checks we give the following further organizational hints:

  1. a) If possible, please use the "CovPass Check" app of the Robert Koch Institute, which you can download to your smartphone via the App Store, for the check. With the "Cov Pass Check" app, digital Covid vaccination certificates as well as recovery certificates and test certificates can be scanned via QR code and their validity checked. The digital certificates are scanned using the camera in the user's device. The app checks and confirms the validity of the respective certificate, works offline and ensures a quick and easy check. No data is stored or forwarded to other devices.
  2. Please make sure that you use the "CovPass Check" app for digital verification of the certificates and not the "CovPass" app, which allows users to digitally store their vaccination, convalescence or test certificates and show them paperlessly. These are two different apps.
  3. If you cannot or do not want to use the digital check option via the CovPass check app, you can of course also check students' certificates in analog form.
  4. Students can provide their proofs digitally via the “Corona Warning” app or the “CovPass” app as well as analog via a paper printout.
  5. Students who show up late must also provide proof and be checked.
  6. Students who are unable to provide 3G proof will not be allowed to enter classrooms. If a person resists the control or cannot provide a valid 3G certificate, you as a teacher are authorized and obliged to make use of the domiciliary rights and to exclude the person concerned from the course and to expel him/her from the room.

Distance and Hygiene Regulations

Distance and Hygiene Regulations

Based on available room capacity and room sizes, Leuphana's lecture rooms will return to regular capacity and seating for the winter semester. However, whenever possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters shall continue to be maintained; please ask your students to do so whenever necessary.

In general, students are still required to wear a medical mask in all University buildings. The mask may be removed at a seat in classes, provided a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from others can be maintained. Instructors may also remove the mask in the course of their professional duties, provided that a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other persons can be maintained.

If your lecture room does not have a ventilation system, please ensure that you regularly ventilate the room at 20-minute intervals for a period of at least 3 to 10 minutes by fully opening the windows. Feel free to ask students for assistance here. Alternatively, you can ventilate the room continuously by opening one-third of the window area. Ventilation systems are operated at full capacity by our facility management, and additional ventilation is generally not necessary in these rooms.

Contact Tracing

The university is required to provide contact tracing of all participants in (teaching) events in the event of an infection for quick and accurate assistance to health departments. In the winter semester, unlike in previous semesters, contact tracking will no longer be done via myStudy, but via a QR code-based system originally developed at Ostfalia University in Lower Saxony and adapted to Leuphana's needs. For the use of this system we give you the following organizational hints:

  1. a) All participants in courses (both students and teachers) are required to register with their contact details or to register before the start of the course. Please ensure by appropriate information that the students actually register or point out this registration obligation to the students.
  2. For registration, you will find a QR code at the entrances of all seminar rooms and lecture halls. All participants in events are required to scan this QR code with their cell phone, tablet or notebook camera before the start of their first event in order to access a mobile website where a one-time entry of personal contact information is made. Subsequently, registration in further rooms is usually possible directly and without the renewed collection of contact data, as this information is stored in a cookie and reused.
  3. On each subsequent visit to the room, scanning the QR code leads directly to registration in the respective room ("Come").
  4. When leaving the room, students must scan the code again to log out. If the website is still open on the mobile device, direct logout is also possible ("Leaving").
  5. Logging in and out is also possible directly via the website with the PIN displayed in the room.
  6. All data will be processed on Leuphana servers in accordance with data protection regulations and deleted after the period required by the health authorities.
  7. If participants are unable to register and deregister digitally via a smartphone or laptop, contact tracking forms are available in the seminar rooms; these can also be downloaded at
    However, registration via QR code is always preferable, as contact tracking is much easier this way than via the analog forms, if required.
    Please take the completed forms after each course and keep them confidential for a period of three weeks for the purpose of tracking possible chains of infection. Please destroy the forms afterwards in accordance with data protection regulations.
  8. Instructions for using contact tracking can also be found here:


Students who have a positive test result confirmed by a PCR test are requested to inform both the occupational health and safety department and their teachers. In order to ensure that information reaches us in good time, we also ask you to inform the Occupational Health and Safety Department via the e-mail address, stating the name of the infected person as well as the date, room number and title of the course. The colleagues in Occupational Health and Safety, Student Services and the MIZ will coordinate and prepare lists of contact persons, which will be passed on to the responsible health office upon request. The Student Services will also contact all lecturers whose course the infected person attended in order to inform all students as quickly as possible. 


Courses will continue to be held regularly in attendance as long as you as the lecturer have been fully vaccinated or have recovered and are not experiencing any symptoms of illness. The following applies to students:

Provided they are fully vaccinated or have recovered and provided you are not experiencing any symptoms of illness, students in your course can continue to participate in public life as normal, come to the university and take part in face-to-face events.

If the students in the course are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered, you should not come to the university. You can come back to the university and participate in face-to-face events.

  • 5 days after the risk contact in the above-mentioned course with a negative PCR test when samples are taken on the 5th day at the earliest,
  • 7 days after risk contact in the above-mentioned course with a negative rapid antigen test when samples are taken on the 7th day at the earliest,
  • 10 days after the risk contact in the above-mentioned course, even without a final test.

Further Information

Workstations for Students

Workstations are generally available for students on campus at various locations, including the reading room and library foyer, unused seminar rooms, the Central Building, Building 14, and the dining hall. Students are also required to sign in with their contact information at these locations to ensure contact tracking in the event of infection.

In order to create additional workstations for students on campus, Building Management will immediately set up additional workstations for students in the Foyer and Forum and in Room 40.110 of the Central Building on all days when there are no events in the Central Building. In addition, the University is currently working to ensure that the Studentenwerk OstNiedersachsen will allow Leuphana students to use the refectory after 3 pm. Information on this will follow as soon as possible.

WIFI Coverage

Due to the large increase in the use of video conferencing and the remaining percentage of classes conducted online, we anticipate a very large increase in the use of the University's wifi network during the winter semester. Unfortunately, it can be assumed that the supply of rooms with WLAN will not be sufficient for the expected demand and that there may be restrictions, at least during peak loads. We therefore ask university members to resort to using the wired LAN connections in your offices whenever possible.