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UiS set to enter Stage 2 in its reopening plan

On Monday 31 May, the UiS will be entering into Stage 2 of its reopening plan. Below you will find the corona regulations that apply at UiS.

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The municipalities in the Stavanger region comply with these national advice and recommendations and these locally adapted regulations

This means that as of Monday 31 May and until further notice, the following will apply at UiS:

  • On-campus teaching in groups of up to 200 can be carried out, provided that the 1-meter distance can be observed
  • The university library and reading rooms are open. Classrooms and student association rooms can be used. Check updated opening hours for all libraries.
  • Distance requirement of 1 metre, with enhanced infection control (face masks must be used where the 1-meter distance cannot be observed).
  • As a main rule, exams in the spring of 2021 will be completed as a home exam. Students must check Canvas regularly for updates. For on-campus exams, the following infection control rules apply.
  • Practical training shall be carried out to the extent possible.
  • Those who can, should work from a home office. There must however be sufficient staff on campus to provide educational and support services. Presence on campus must be clarified with your immediate supervisor.
  • Disputations can be conducted digitally or as a hybrid solution. The number of physical participants allowed is dependent on the current restrictions for events.
  • Business travels:

    Domestic business travels may be carried out.

    Trips abroad must still be avoided, but strictly necessary trips can be made.

    All trips must be dediced in consultation with your immediate manager. An assessment must be made of the risks involved in the trip and what appropriate preventive measures should be taken. Relevant items to consider can be infection pressure on the destination, vaccination status of traveller and any quarantine requirements that may apply.

    Please refer to the employee handbook for general information on business travels.

  • Events can be carried out in compliance with national and local rules and recommendations. Events where the number of participants exceeds 20 must be registered with the municipality of Stavanger via this website (in Norwegian).
  • Physical meetings can may be held, but with an option to attend digitally if the number of participants exeeds 10.

UiS complies with national and local regulations and advice on management and infection control and recommends downloading the app Smittestopp, issued by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Read more under "Infection protocol" below.

​​​The university management would like to thank students and staff for their great patience and extraordinary efforts in a demanding time.

Please visit our site for important corona information at UiS.

Other campus offerings

All university buildings are open between 07:45 am and 8 pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these times you will need an access card to enter the buildings.

Opening hours and corona regulations for SiS bookstore, SiS cafes and SiS sports centre can be found here.

The Museum of Archaeology is open.

Mental health

Student life under the pandemic can be hard with many of the social arenas missing. Do you need someone to talk to?

Infection protocol

The UiS complies with the advice on infection control issued by Norwegian Institute of Public Health: Keep one metre’s distance to others, wash hands regularly, stay at home if you feel sick and don't hesitate to get tested, even if you only experience light symptoms such as unexpected headache, sore throat, runny nose, cough or fever,

Read more about infection protocol on campus.

UiS recommends either walking, cycling or driving a car to campus. If you need to use public transport, you should avoid rush hour and comply with these recommendations for public transport.

Please also familiarise yourself with Covid 19 information from the municipality of Stavanger.

International students and quarantine

All new international students who come to Norway must stay in entry quarantine at quarantine hotels. Expenses for quarantine hotels are covered by UiS. See detailed information from UiS about international students and quarantine.

See also the guidelines for entry quarantine for international arrivals into Norway issued by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Routine procedures for detected infection

Notification when an employee has been infected 

Employees must notify their immediate superior if they have been diagnosed with serious epidemic disease. The manager shall report this to the dean/faculty director/department head.   

Notification when a student tests positive for infection

Students are requested to call 417 75 566 to report a confirmed positive corona test.

Questions and answers

If you have any questions that this article does not address, please go to our questions and answers site. (On the safe side)

Please check coronavirus information at This site is specially adapted to students and staff at universities and university colleges, among other things, by making the local emergency number at their institutions easily available. The information is available in Norwegian and English