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OsloMet campuses open for students

OsloMet campuses open for students

OsloMet is opening their libraries, study halls and buildings for students from Thursday 18 February. Instruction is still mainly digital.

Update 26 February: OsloMet is planning to open up for some physical instruction and services for students, if the infection situation allows it and the authorities does not change their guidelines. 

Some physical education is allowed in small groups where possible, under strict infection control in line with the Government's current guidelines. The students this applies to will be notified directly from their study program. 

In addition, these services are tentatively scheduled to open from 3 March: 

Access to campus

The Norwegian Government and Oslo Municipality has decided that all students at universities and university colleges can have access to the campuses, including study halls and libraries. All students at OsloMet will gain access to the OsloMet buildings from Thursday 18 February. 

This means that: 

  • the OsloMet buildings are open. You need an access card to gain access after 5 PM and on weekends. 
  • OsloMet premises is only to be used for study and learning activities, not for social gatherings. 
  • the libraries are for the time being only partially manned, but digital guidance is available. 
  • study halls are open, but you must make a seat reservation. 
  • the canteens and coffee shops are still closed. 
  • the IT service desk, info centres and receptions are for the time being not physically manned, but they are available digitally. 

Still digital instruction and exams 

Instruction is still mainly digital where possible. Some study programs must carry out practical instruction, experiments or skill training and more. This means that some students will have physical instruction at their campus. Stay updated by checking Canvas and your student e-mail, this is always the information that applies. 

Written school exams will be carried out as digital home exams in the spring semester of 2021, except for a few subjects where there are not good enough alternatives available. 

Remember infection prevention! 

All infection control measures still apply. Remember: 

  • Finish the OsloMet infection prevention training before going to our campuses. Have you taken it before? Feel free to take it again to refresh your memory. 
  • Use a face mask in situation where you are not able to keep a one-meter distance. There are face masks available at campus. 
  • Keep a distance to others – at least one meter. This also applies when studying together. 
  • Wash your hands. 
  • Stay at home if you are having any respiratory symptoms.