COVID-19: Beginning the Summer 2020 semester as exceptional semester


  • 21 October: Information for employeese (Official travel - travel outside of Germany).
  • 13 October: Information for employees (Work organisation / Vacation), (Mouth-and-nose coverings / community masks), (Official travel / Travel outside Germany), (Home quarantine / Infection with SARS-CoV-2)
  • 2 October: Information for employees (Mouth-and-nose covering (community masks))
  • 24 September: Information for employees (work organisation: risk groups)
  • 22 September: Information for employees (university library)
  • 22 September: Hybrid semester concept: studying in Hessen beginning in winter 2020/2021 semester (HMWK) 
  • 18 September: Information for employees (Work organisation; on site, remote or at home)
  • 8 September: Information for employees / General information (Canteens)

    >> Overview of all updates

On these pages we provide information on current developments and measures taken by Goethe University in connection with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). 

Protecting students and employees is our top priority with regard to the corona pandemic. 

Courses for the Winter 2020 semester will therefore begin on 2 November in a mostly digital form, but there will be a larger share of in-person courses in comparison with the Summer 2020 semester, especially for our beginning students. 

We will keep you informed of the continuing developments on the following pages:

Video message from University President on the start of the semester (German)

Prof. Dr. Birgitta Wolff, President, Goethe University Frankfurt

Please check the following sources regularly for updates

Questions concerning official matters

For any urgent further questions concerning official matters please send an email to Please include your full details and a telephone number for queries.

Questions concerning occupational safety

You can contact the offices for Occupational Health and Safety and for Biological Safety under 069/798-23688.

Hotline State of Hessen

The State of Hessen has set up a hotline for citizens' questions regarding coronavirus, 0800/555-4666, from Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm.