The "Phase 3"

the "phase 3"

In view of the start of "Phase 3", announced by the Rector, we collect on this page all the news valid for next academic year's first semester.
Phase 3 will last from 1 August 2020 to 28 February 2021.
We recommend that you read the complete document with all the details and information relating to the new provisions.


Lessons may be held in class (for courses with less than 50 students), in remote learning (for courses with more than 50 students) or, for courses with a high number of students, it will be possible to include mixed didactic activities following a rotating schedule.

Classrooms are currently being equipped – undergoing hardware and software updating work – so that all ‘in class’ activities can and must be offered also ‘in remote’, so as to ensure that even students who cannot be physically present in University – for example, foreign or in mobility students, or off site ones – will not miss any lesson.

For student-workers, or those who cannot attend for other valid reasons, it will also be possible to access a recording of the lessons.

In the first days of September, we will publish on our website detailed information on which courses will be held in class, which in remote learning or in a blended mode: criteria for this decision will be based on the number of students attending each course.


As from next September 2020, regular exams will be held in class, in full respect of distancing and of classroom capacity, and following a precise procedure.

Due to organizational complexity of these exams, to take an exam will be mandatory to be registered.

In any case, for those students who have valid and documented reasons preventing them from being present in person – I’m thinking, particularly, about students with disabilities or students in international mobility who cannot come to Italy – there will be the possibility of taking exams ‘in remote’.


Master’s degree discussions and bachelor’s degree awards will be carried out in presence, starting from academic year 2020-21 autumn session, including the ones scheduled for September, i.e. the autumn session for Engineering graduations and the extra-ordinary session reserved for bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology.

Of course, to ensure that all procedures are carried out in full safety, we must adopt different measures from the traditional ones, including:

  • Friends and family will be able to follow only in remote mode. Only a maximum of two people for each candidate will be allowed to participate in presence;
  • Presence of all Commission members, with the exception of particular and justified cases for which ‘remote presence’ has been previously authorized.

The option of remote mode graduation will be allowed for students with documented reasons preventing them from participating in person, and each individual Degree Commission will decide whether to authorize this choice or not. In particular, students with disabilities or DSA (learning disorders) may ask to take their graduation exams in video connection, sending a motived application to the Students Office. If necessary, the ordinary graduation session period can be extended; to facilitate the conclusion of their studies for all involved students.

Internships and laboratory activities
  1. Internships

Training activities can be carried out in person only if the following conditions are guaranteed:

  • Proof that the activity for which training is provided is not subject to limitations, with reference to Ateco (economic activity classification) codes and current regulations;
  • Due respect of safety measures, ensuring adequate protection levels for trainees (use of personal protective equipment, safety distancing, etc.…).
  • Presentation, on behalf of the hosting companies, of a declaration guaranteeing that trainees will benefit from the same safety measures applied to workers, and of the company’s COVID-19 prevention protocol, plus extra operative safety instructions integrated in the already existing DVR (risk assessment document.

These conditions must be respected for the whole training or internship duration; if they are not respected or if fundamental safety and hygiene regulations are not guaranteed, ‘in person’ training and internship activities will be suspended.

Whenever not possible to carry out ‘in person’ training, ‘remote’ mode, online training can be adopted.

If even this solution was not feasible, it will be possible to agree with the tutor on an alternative training activity – laboratory, remote learning activities, case study,... – and a written report, to ensure achievement of specific learning objectives and the relevant CFUs.

  1. Laboratory activities

Didactic activities, which require the use of scientific campus laboratories, will be organized, as much as possible, in person fully complying with indications to reduce to a minimum the risk of contagion. In case you have to use shared equipment, please remember to wear gloves.

Study mobility and abroad training

Students’ mobility abroad, both within the Erasmus+ program or following mobility programs established and supported by the University, is authorized only if:

  • national and international sanitary conditions allow regular activities and international travels;
  • no further relevant dispositions have been issued by the Authorities: Italian Government, European Commission, National Erasmus Plus Indire Agency, Ministry for University and Research and/or Ministry for Foreign Affairs  and International Cooperation;
  • the hosting Partner Institute or company authorizes, accepts and allows regular and agreed mobility procedures, as by inter-institutional agreements.
Study rooms

Study rooms are to be used for didactic activities and exams. When not in use for these purposes, they cannot anyway be used for individual study, as it would be impossible to adequately and efficiently program room sanitisation.