Covid-19, emergency provisions for the university community

Further information concerning Phase 2 and the application of the Prime Ministerial Decree 26 April 2020

We would like to point out the following information to the whole community of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore:

  1. Until 31 July, 2020, the teaching activities of Milan, Brescia, Piacenza-Cremona and Rome campuses that are carried out in attendance are suspended. Access to the Campuses will be allowed only to Faculty and Administrative-technical staff.
     
  2. Lessons, exams and graduation sessions of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes will continue to be carried out in remote. Remote teaching is also used for specialising master programmes and advanced courses, including those qualifying for the professions. The academic calendars are confirmed in order to avoid delays and/or any impact whatsoever on students' educational process, except for different specific communications. Also, the reception activities of students will continue in remote mode.
     
  3. From 4 May the research activities on campus will be allowed to professors and researchers, but only for individual activities that for unavoidable reasons cannot be carried out in remote mode, for the use of research laboratories – keeping the appropriate distances – and the management of distance teaching tools. Anyone concerned is, anyway,  required to notify in advance his/her intention the competent office management via e-mail: Presenzesede-MI@unicatt.it, Presenzesede-BS@unicatt.it, Presenzesede-PC@unicatt.it and presenzesede-rm@unicatt.it. The opening days and hours of the offices can be checked in this page.
     
  4. Services at the campuses (student centres, libraries, internships and placements, orientation, international area, post-graduate activities) will continue to be carried out in remote, except for unavoidable needs that require physical presence, which will be promptly managed by appointment.
     
  5. University libraries are open exclusively to use the lending and return of materials by accessing the desk area, in turns and by appointment, one at a time. Admissions to the library premises are subject to quotas with the presence of a maximum number of people, including employees, such as to guarantee the appropriate clearance in each place. For this reason, the appointments will be programmed in such a way as to ensure a number of presences compatible with the provisions regarding social distancing with respect to the available spaces. The methods of using and booking the services can be consulted on the campus library websites of Milan, Brescia, Piacenza-Cremona and Rome.
     
  6. For work and research activities carried out at the University,  it will be mandatory to comply with the regulations and the University's protocol for safety and with the provisions set out in the University premises.

Annex - opening hours of offices and libraries in Campuses

Milan

From Monday 8 to Friday 12 June included:

  • Largo Gemelli: 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
  • Via Necchi 5,9: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10: 

  • S. Agnese - Department of Communication Sciences:  9.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Further information will be communicated for the following weeks, taking into account the epidemic situation.


Brescia

From Monday 11

Opening hours: Via Trieste 17; Via Musei 41; Contrada Santa Croce
Open Monday to Friday
Hours: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Until further communication

The library of the Brescia campus in via Trieste will activate lending services only upon pre-reservation from Monday, May 11 9.30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 14 p.m.-16 p.m. The management of the collection and return of books will be specified to users with special notices on site.

From Monday 18 May the bookshop of our Brescia Campus will be open from Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., until new notice.
Until further notice, students will be able to access the library by following marked pathways and procedures; only for the delivery and payment of the products requested, for the free service sale of the available products and for the reservation of those not immediately available


Piacenza

Opening hours: from 5 May, until otherwise notified, Monday to Friday from 7.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Cremona

Opening hours: from 5 May, until otherwise notified, Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.

University Library Campus of Piacenza/Cremona

Library lending services: when and how
From May 5, users can contact the Library staff by phone (+39 0523 599128) or by email at biblioteca-pc@unicatt.it to request the delivery of books that are available for loan at the library's delivery desk. Opening hours: Monday to Friday  9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
In Cremona from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00  p.m. (call +39 0372 499112 or e-mail uff.biblioteca-cr@unicatt.it ). Priority will be given to urgent requests that cannot be postponed.

From May 11, students at Università Cattolica will be able to make new requests for books that are available for loan through our University Catalogue, according to the standard procedures.
Renewals and new requests by external users are suspended.
The user assistance services provided remotely during this period are still active.

For information:
Piacenza: tel. +39 0523 599128; e-mail biblioteca-pc@unicatt.it
Cremona: tel. 0372 499112; e-mail uff.biblioteca-cr@unicatt.it


Rome

Current opening hours of the Rome campus:

  • Ex Collegio –Pastoral Centreentrance: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    On Saturdays and Sundays the caretaker’s office will be closed.
  • Ex Collegio –Faculty of Economics Entrance: the caretaker’s office will be temporarily closed. Access to offices and classrooms will be possible from the entrance of the Headquarter/Rectorate.
    On Saturdays and Sundays the caretaker’s office will be closed.
  • Ex Collegio - Administration Headquarter/Rectorate Entrance: 6:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.
    On Saturdays and Sundays the caretaker’s office will be closed.
  • Biological Institutes: 7 a.m to 6 p.m.
    On Saturdays and Sundays the caretaker’s office will be closed.
  • Polo Giovanni XXIII -7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    On Saturdays and Sundays the caretaker’s office will be closed.
  • Library of the Rome campus: Coronavirus: changes to the services' operation as of 5 May 2020
    FROM 5 MAY our university book lending service is active only for the books available in Sale Istituti Biologici and Polo Universitario. Please make a reservation by sending an email to: biblioteca-rm@unicatt.it
    FROM 11 MAY our university book lending service will be active in the Sale IstitutiBiologici and Polo Universitario. from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
    The above mentioned venues are closed for study and access will be allowed in order to ensure a number of attendances compatible with the provisions regarding social distancing with respect to the available areas.
    - The Sala Policlinico is still closed
    - All online services are active: document.delivery-rm@unicatt.it; biblioteca.reference-rm@unicatt.it; supporto.publicatt-rm@unicatt.it
    - Electronic resources (databases, e-journals, e-books): The electronic resources usually used in off-campus mode remain available for consultation from the outside (information on the off-campus page)
    - User assistance: For further information or urgent needs please write to biblioteca-rm@unicatt.it