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Coronavirus, advice for the Sapienza Community

As of May 4, 2020, COVID-19 phase 2 has officially started in Italy. Some in-person activities and services will be gradually reopening following specific rules, as indicated by the competent authorities. Refer to this page for updated information of interest to our university community

COVID-19: Phase 2 at Sapienza University

On Friday, May 15, 2020, Sapienza University sent new operating procedures for phase 2 to all its offices (Circular no. 0035658). The procedures indicate how to keep providing services, educational activities and research safely during the second phase of the medical emergency. Work from home and special organisational set-ups will continue to be part of the process.
Phase 2, unless otherwise specified, will last until the end of August 2020.

Read Circular 0035658 (in Italian)

How to access Sapienza [28.05.2020 Update]

New online procedure to access all Sapienza structures starting from Wednesday, June 3, 2020 

Click on the page 

SapienzaSport: Tor di Quinto sports facilities reopened [25.05.2020 Update]

From Monday, May 25, SapienzaSport will gradually reopen its Tor di Quinto sports facilities offering a new booking system.

Click on SapienzaSport (in Italian)

Libraries reopening [18.05.2020 Update]

According to the instructions issued by the competent authorities, libraries of Sapienza University will gradually reopen their services starting from May 18, 2020. 

Click on the page (in Italian)

Tuition fee payment deadline extended until June 15, 2020  

Tuition fee payment deadline extended until June 15, 2020 [18.03.2020 Update]. 

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Online classes, exams and graduation sessions  [17.04.2020 Update]

According to the instructions issued by the competent authorities classes, exams and graduation sessions will be online. Oral and written exams: specific guidelines have been issued in the latest Rector Decrees Read the news [17.04.2020 Update]

To facilitate off-campus teaching and learning activities during this period of in-person class suspension, the InfoSapienza ICT Area selected a few easy technological solutions for professors and students. These tools will help them manage and deliver digital contents remotely. Click on the page

Online Internships and Student Collaboration Scholarships  

Student Collaboration Scholarships (150 hours) can start again remotely if the individual structure considers it doable and appropriate.

We recommend paying specific attention to mentoring activities for students with disabilities and LD. Curricular and extracurricular traineeship activities have been suspended, with the exception of traineeships for medical doctors and healthcare professionals as established on the 8-9.03.2020 Prime Minister Decree. Only curricular internships can start again remotely where applicable. [16.03.2020 update]

Physical and Learning Disabilities

Internships and Stages 

Read the news 

Online Services and Office Hours

Until May 3 the services for students will be manly online. Please visit the single structure's webpage for more information. For further information and updates about the Administrative Offices, please visit the general webpage. Click on the Student Affairs Offices

Professors will continue their office hours remotely. 

Offices working remotely [03.04.2020 Update] 

Sapienza Offices will continue their activities remotely. Most of the employees are currently working from home to guarantee the service. We are also considering special phone numbers for each administrative area, connected to the employee's laptop who can guarantee the same service from home. Identical procedures will be progressively adopted by all the Sapienza structures. If you need to find a phone number or an email address please look up the Central Administration's organisation chart, the list of the Sapienza structures/buildings, and our “Annuario” (directory).

Guidelines for incoming and outgoing staff and students

Instructions for Sapienza staff

Sapienza staff has received detailed instructions on how to handle potential risky situations related to airborne infectious diseases, among which COVID-19.

Sapienza Task Force

Sapienza University of Rome, to preserve the university community’s health, is implementing the protective measures issued by the Italian Health Authorities against the COVID-19. A task force has been set up, composed of scientific experts and prevention office managers. The task force has been carefully following the international and national epidemiological development and the updates given on official sources.


The most important communications from phase 1 - Archive 


Message from the Rector to University Hospitals Staff - Read the message 

The Rector Eugenio Gaudio wrote a thank you message to the University Hospitals Staff  
Read the message (pdf - in Italian)


Message from the Rector to Sapienza Students - Read the message 

The Rector Eugenio Gaudio wrote a message to Sapienza students about the Covid-19 emergency 
Read the message (pdf - in Italian)

Fundraising for Coronavirus emergency

The Rector exhorts our university community to donate to the hospitals that are currently dealing with the COVID-19 medical emergency. Click on the page

Best practices for infection prevention and control [26.03.2020 Update]

We are asking our students and technical-administrative staff to cooperate and comply with the recommendations and protective measures issued by the competent authorities.

A team of Chinese experts from Wuhan produced a document with important instructions for COVID-19 infection prevention and control. The specialists, who collaborate with Sapienza, have faced the epidemic first hand. A highly appreciated act of solidarity and a very helpful instrument for our staff and students. [26.03.2020 Update]

Read the document (in Italian)


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