Information coronavirus

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Access to the AS buildings

The TNW buildings are not freely accessible. Staff and students only have access to a building with an authorised campus card. At the main entrances of the TNW buildings, there will be temporary stewards at 31 August 2020 who can help with any problems. Building Technical Physics (building 22) is accessible to students via the entrance of the A-wing. Employees can enter building 22 via the main entrance (front via Mekelpark and back via a passenger lift) or the C-wing. 

Update: 31 August 2020

In the AS buildings

Follow the instructions per building as stated at various locations within the buildings. Make sparing use of the public areas (entrance, hall, stairs, corridor, pantry) in the building. Give each other space, also in narrow corridors and near toilets (wait in the corridor when occupied). Stay in your own part of the building as much as possible. If there are any problems, the complex manager (dean) will further restrict the access of staff and students to the building.

We expect that all students and staff wear face masks on campus when moving through common areas in buildings (including our labs). This means upon entering, when moving between spaces and when leaving a building. Once you are sitting in a lecture hall or workspace, you may remove your face mask. This rule applies to all laboratories with the exception of the microbiological, chemical and radiological laboratories, where disposable or personal reusable facemasks are not permitted.
Update: 15 October 2020


The capacity of offices is limited and depends on the building. Make arrangements with your co-workers about who will be present per day (not for each part of the day, because of the limited number of people that can travel to and from the campus) and who will work from home, and coordinate these arrangements with your manager. Do not change desks during the day and clean and empty your desk at the end of the day. If you do not succeed in making arrangements among yourselves, the head of department will decide. If the office guidelines are not adhered to, the head of department will further restrict access to the offices of the department.
Update: 31 August 2020


The capacity of the laboratories is limited and varies. Ask your lab manager for lab access. The lab manager (for whom the head of the department is responsible) will draw up an occupancy schedule based on the incoming requests and will supervise the adherence to this schedule.
Update: 31 August 2020

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are not offices. They can be reserved for small meetings, where the capacity of the room is leading. Department-wide meetings will continue to take place online.
Update: 31 August 2020

Educational spaces

The capacity of educational spaces is limited and varies from room to room. This will be taken into account in the timetables. All available educational spaces are set up at a distance of 1.5 metres and comply with the national government's ventilation regulations.
Update: 31 August 2020

Bachelor and master final project (BEP/ MEP)

All BEPs and MEPs - both new and current - are subject to the following rules and conditions:

  • the department indicates whether - given the capacity of the labs - it is possible to start an experimental BEP/ MEP;
  • the student may spend a maximum of 40% of the days of the nominal duration of the project on campus to do experimental work or attend small- scale discussions. The attendance must be discussed with the thesis supervisor where the starting point is that the presence of graduates is distributed by the department over the days of the week in order to avoid peak loads on certain days of the week;
  • literature survey, the preparation of measurements, working up of the measurements and writing of the report must be done at home;
  • on the days that the student may be on campus, he/she travels to and from the building once (i.e. no extra trips in between);
  • no office/ touchdown spots are available at the departments for students. If there is a break in the experiment, the student leaves the lab and remains in a general study area (in building 58: the study areas in and around the atrium; in building 22: in A wing; or in the study room on the third floor in F, in building 50;
  • an experimental BEP/ MEP must be capable of being converted into a fully off-campus BEP/ MEP with the same supervisor. The requisite Plan B must be discussed with the student before the commencement of the BEP/ MEP and documented in the project description.

Update: 31 August 2020


Graduation meetings to complete BEP and MEP are preferably held online. If necessary, only the student and the assessment committee can be present on campus. Unfortunately, we cannot allow family, friends or guests to attend.
Update: 31 August 2020

Diploma ceremony

PhD conferral ceremonies, inaugural lectures, and ceremonies can be organized in adapted form, in small groups with a maximum of 30 people. Of course, this number depends on what is possible in a specific room and/or building, taking into account restrictions in corridors, reception areas and entrances, for example.
Update: 29 September 2020

Study areas

Study places are reserved for students with permission to study in the building on the recommendation of the study advisor. BEP-/MEP-/lab course students can also make use of the available study places between experiments. If the 1.5 meter rule is not adhered to, the dean will ask the head of ESA to introduce a more stringent timetable. The possibility of extending study places during non-teaching weeks is currently being looked into.
Update: 29 September 2020