Start of Fall Semester

Due to a change in the period of enrolment in higher education institutions, it was decided to delay the beginning of the autumn semester for freshman undergraduate students. They will begin studies September 9th. Senior students as well as Master’s Degree students will begin studies as usual – September 1st.

Organization of Studies During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the autumn semester it is planned that studies will be undertaken in auditoriums in accordance with recommendation of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania regarding safety and virus prevention requirements. Some studies programme activities may take place not only in auditoriums, but also remotely. Detailed schedules and additional information regarding the order of work organization remotely is provided in the sub-themes titled STUDENTS, LECTURERS.

General Preventive Measures:

-Only persons wearing masks are allowed to enter the premises of the University.
-In common University areas it is mandatory to wears masks; in common facilities and enclosed spaces a 2-meters distance between persons shall be respected;

-Persons with disabilities are allowed not to wear masks. If due to their state of health, they are unable to wear masks or wearing them may damage health of aforementioned person, inform your study manager. This information will be passed on to the University security unit and your lecturers;

-a person at the University who develops fever ((37,3°C or more) or signs of severe respiratory disorders or other infectious diseases, (fever, runny nose, heavy breathing, etc.) must without delay immediately leave University premises and seek advice;
Call the Coronavirus hotline for consultations (tel. 1808)
-If a case of COVID-19 is detected among a member of the University community participating in the studies process (including an administrative employee), studies will be organized remotely until a separate decision of the University Rector.

Preventive Measures During the Studies Process: 
-In the auditoriums, participants of the study process shall respect a safe distance of 1-meter and wear masks. 
-While waiting for activities in common areas, persons shall respect a safe distance of 2 meters and wear masks.

-If, in the auditorium, a 2-meters safe distance can be respected, the mask is no longer mandatory, once participants have reached their seats. 
-Whenever possible, students are asked to sit in the same place in the auditorium.

-Lectures with 50 or more students will be conducted in the Moodle environment (online and not in the classroom). Connect to the broadcast of these lectures, according to the scheduled time. 
-Schedules are designed to ensure as little movement of students as possible from one auditorium to another. 
-In lectures and seminars it is mandatory to mark the attendance of students who have entered the auditorium. The Lecturer may ask you to mark your participation yourself using the Moodle attendance marking tool.  
-Lectures and seminars are held in auditoriums where constant ventilation is ensured. 
-Classrooms and their surfaces (educational tools, door handles, door frames, table tops, etc.) are cleaned/disinfected at least twice a day or after every change of student groups. 
-Napkins will be placed in computer classrooms, with which students shall clean common tools (computer keyboard, mouse) before and after use.

If the Lecturer has suspicions regarding the health of a student attending the lecture or seminar, he/she will immediately contact the Security Office and the officer will come to the auditorium indicated by the Lecturer and accompany the person out of the University premises, measure the temperature and take all necessary precautionary measures. 
Phone numbers of the Security Office will be available and listed on the computer in each auditorium.

Security Office Contacts:
1st building: (85) 2714-747;
2nd building: (8 5) 2714-647

If due to COVID-19 infection or related factors you are unable to come to the University physically and participate in the study process, or if you are at risk and must isolate, contact your study manager for special authorization to attend classes remotely. Address your request to the Dean of the Faculty where you are studying. Indicate in the application the reasons why you cannot participate in the classes at University campus. Once the Dean has made a decision, the Lecturer will give you the opportunity to participate in classes remotely. 

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