Covid-19 information hub 
Ca' Foscari’s measures

Access to buildings, contagion prevention and support measures for educational activities

According to Decree-Law no. 24 issued on 24 March 2022, from 1 May 2022, Green Passes are no longer required to access buildings, classrooms, laboratories and libraries. The following measures are recommended:

  • the use of face masks is recommended in classrooms, libraries or laboratories and in all other university buildings (offices, common areas, etc.)
  • seats in study rooms and libraries must be booked
  • follow the university guidelines regarding participation in events, meetings and conferences

During the 2022/2023 academic year, teaching and learning activities will be conducted in person (without recurring to dual teaching, except for some resources for specific categories). Check out the complete academic calendarLessons do not require booking.
Support measures have been implemented in relation with exam and graduation sessions for students who test positive for Covid-19.

Educational activities

Exams

Written and oral exams in the exam session of May, June and July will be held in person, in keeping with safety measures such as face mask recommended for everyone and seating arrangements in classrooms respecting social distancing. Exams will be held in person even for courses that have been held online.
When professors are on sick leave, exams may be postponed, unless a colleague is available for substitution. For students who have tested positive for Covid-19 and can document it, the missed exam can be recovered later and in person, by agreeing with the professor. Students must send their medical certificate to their campus services.

Students may request to sit an exam online if they fall into one of the categories listed below:

  • students with disabilities recognised under Art. 3, par.3 of Italian Law 104/92. Such students should send a request to  inclusione@unive.it at least 5 days before the exam
  • fragile students suffering from serious diseases or with certified immunodeficiency, due to the high risk of contagion (Ministerial Order no. 134 of 09/10/2020). Fragility is assessed and certified by the General Practitioner in collaboration with the local Prevention Department. Such students should send a request to  inclusione@unive.it at least 5 days before the exam

For international students — i.e. students who possess a foreign qualification, are foreign citizens, and cannot travel due to travel restrictions in their country of residence — online exams will be held in the same way as the corresponding in-person exams. In order to be authorised to take exams online, international students must send a request to  onlineexams@unive.it at least 5 days before the exam and attach documentation attesting their current residence (e.g. a residence certificate or self-declaration validated by a local Italian authority, such as a Consulate or Embassy) certifying that they are currently in a country which is restricting travel.

Graduation
sessions 10-22/07/2022 - a.y. 2021/2022

For students who test positive for Covid-19 in this session and can document it, the graduation session will be extended to September, with a duration of one week and with dates to be established according to the availability of spaces and members of the commissions.

Students must send their medical certificate to their campus services.

Digital learning and teaching tools

Students

For further information please visit the webpage Digital learning tools.

Faculty and staff

For further information please visit the webpage Computer agreements and licenses [ITA] into the staff personal area.

Libraries and study rooms

Use the EasyPlanning services to book your seat in a study room.

You can also book your access to libraries via EasyPlanning. All external users over the age of eighteen can use the services of the University Library System (SBA). For further information, please check the following pages: BALI, BAS, BAUM, BEC, CFZ, University Library System.

The University Library System has a vast collection of available resources, including over 2 million e-books, more than 60,000 e-journals and 84 databases, all of which can be explored by using Ca' Foscari's library portal, cerCa'. In addition, the university library system has activated access to additional resources (e-books and e-journals) that have been made available by their publishing houses during the coronavirus emergency.

Detailed instructions regarding how to access online bibliographic resources can be found on the web page dedicated to remote access procedures.

  • For further information or for additional help with the use of electronic resources and the cerCa’ portal, please fill in this online help form: Chiedi aiuto [ITA].
  • For technical problems related to remote access and credentials, please contact the Call Centre.

Services and office hours 
Call centre, front office services and office hours

Front office services are provided in person and online. Student desks and student services appointments must be booked through the general contact list of student services.

Some in-person office hours are available (booking is required). Students should contact individual professors and language assistants directly and in advance for information regarding this possibility. Information concerning office hours is available on the teaching staff’s personal pages.

Internships 
Laboratories and internships

Experiential activities, including internships, can be conducted in person, in compliance with the safety protocols in force. Therefore:

  • all current curricular internships conducted in person or in a mixed format can continue in these modes, in compliance with the safety protocols in force and according to what the host organisation requires;
  • all extracurricular internships in the Veneto region, both current ones and the ones started before 1 April 2022, conducted in person or in a mixed format can continue in these modes, in compliance with the safety protocols in force and according to what the host organisation requires;
  • new curricular internships should favour in-person activities or mixed activities, in compliance with the safety protocols in force and according to what the host organisation requires;
  • new extracurricular internships in the Veneto Region must be conducted only in person, according to regional rules;
  • all curricular and extracurricular internships can be conducted in person, online or in a mixed format. Interns cannot take exams or courses during their internship abroad.

International mobility

International students  
Vaccination and Green Pass

Ca’ Foscari recommends that you refer to a general practitioner in your home country, in order to gather all of the information regarding your particular medical history, discuss any possible medical conditions that might interfere with the vaccination and evaluate the risks involved. Any relevant information must be reported to the doctors or health care workers of the vaccination team on the vaccination day. If you have not been vaccinated yet, please check the information in the “What to do if” section below.
In 2021, Italy and other European countries introduced the so-called Green Pass (“basic” and “super”) as a means of containing the spread of Covid-19. 
From 1 May 2022, Green Passes are no longer required to access buildings, classrooms, laboratories and libraries.

Given the volatility of the pandemic’s impact, we strongly encourage you to check this web page regularly in order to stay as up-to-date as possible. In case of need, please write to:  immigrationteam@unive.it.

What to do if:

I am an Extra-Ue student

  • If you hold a private Health Insurance, you need to contact the issuing company for further information, as every one may have different terms and conditions. Please note that private insurance contracts must cover all risks of illness for the entire period of your stay in Italy, they must specify the country of validity and the dates of issuance and expiration and they must include indications about the procedures to ask for a reimbursement.
  • If you subscribed to the National Health System in Italy and you finalized your registration at the health registry (Anagrafe Sanitaria), you should immediately get in touch with the general practitioner (by phone call or text message). He/she will give you all the needed information to proceed with a swab test, if necessary.

I am a European student and I hold the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

  • If you are an EU student, you should hold the EHIC, issued by your national health authorities (if you do not have the EHIC card, you should contact the health service in your country before your departure). This card gives access to the public health care, although it does not cover any medical treatment.
  • If you have symptoms, please get in touch with a private doctor or subscribe to the annual National Health System in Italy, in order to be assigned a general practitioner.

  • In case you tested positive for Covid-19 after taking a swab test through the National Health System, you should carefully follow the instructions that the local health registry (Anagrafe Sanitaria Locale) and the doctors will give you.
  • In case you test positive for Covid-19 after taking a swab test privately, reach the following contacts:

    • 800 938 811 toll-free number of Ulss 3 Serenissima
    • 800 462 340 toll-free number of Regione Veneto

We suggest you to get in touch with a general practitioner who will give you detailed instructions according to the measures of contagion prevention in place.
Ca’ Foscari University recommends using the app Immuni (Government’s app for Covid-19 contact tracing).

If you are not enrolled in the Italian National Health Service, you can book an appointment for vaccination by sending an email to  commissario.vaccini@aulss3.veneto.it.
The email must include all of the following attachments:

On the day of your assigned vaccination appointment, it is essential that you bring the following documents with you to the vaccination centre:

  • your Italian tax code
  • self-declaration stating your completed enrolment as a Ca’ Foscari student
  • consent form (please download the English form below and the general information attachments regarding the possible vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson). This form is a declaration of your personal decision to be vaccinated. The attachments provide: general information regarding the vaccines; possible side effects; warnings and precautions, including all of the medical conditions that might interfere with the vaccination.

All international students can find further information about Health Insurances on the webpage Stay, insurance, transport. For further information: Welcome Unit  immigrationteam@unive.it.

For up-to-date information from Regione Veneto: 

Telephone contacts for Covid-19:

  • 1500: Italian Health Ministry Number (Covid-19 info)
  • 800 462 340: toll-free number of Regione Veneto (in case of symptoms)
  • 800 938 811: toll-free number of ULSS Serenissima

Incoming mobility

Before arriving, incoming students will have to:

  • make sure that the Home University, the country of destination and the national and international regulations allow traveling
  • make sure to know and accept the specific teaching and class attendance modalities (on-site or online), taking into account that they could change according to the evolution of the pandemic

Contacts:

Outgoing mobility

Prior to departure, outgoing students will have to:

  • make sure that the Host University, the country of destination and the national and international regulations allow travelling
  • make sure to know and accept the specific teaching and class attendance modalities (on-site or online), taking into account that they could change according to the evolution of the pandemic
  • sign a “Declaration of responsibility” specifically designed to relieve Ca’ Foscari University of Venice of responsibility in case of any sort of difficulty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Contacts:

Face masks and safety

Following the indications of the Italian Ministry of Health, from 1 May 2022:

  • Green Passes are no longer required to access university buildings and premises
  • access to university buildings is prohibited for people who have tested positive for Covid-19 or who have symptoms of a respiratory tract infection and/or a fever

From 16/06/2022 the use of face masks is no longer obligatory during public events indoors and outside, including graduation ceremonies. However, the use of a surgical face mask continues to be recommended:

  • in classrooms, libraries, laboratories and generally in indoor spaces and spaces that are open to the public;
  • for staff working in indoor spaces (offices, laboratories, libraries, museums, common areas, etc.)