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

  • Latest update on 28 July: Information for employees (Childcare, Mouth-and-nose coverings, Home quarantine > Reporting procedure in case of infection suspicion)
  • Update on 21 July: Information for employees (Childcare / Working from home / remotely)
  • Update on 9 July: General information (Campus, University of the Third Age)
  • Update on 1 July: Information for employees (Mouth-and-nose coverings, Home quarantine, Libraries and PC pools) 
  • Update on 17 June: Information for employees (Official travel, Mouth-and-nose coverings, Committee work/work meetings) and General information (university sports)
  • Update on 15 June: Information for employees (Libraries and PC pools)
  • Update on 3 June: Information for employees (Work organisation)
  • Update on 28 May: Information for employees (Libraries and PC pools)
  • Update on 20 May: Information for employees (Libraries and PC pools)
  • Update on 13 May: Information for employees (Work organisation, Official Travel, Events)

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. The Summer 2020 semester will therefore begin as an exceptional semester: teaching will initially only take place digitally. 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.