Communication regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
COVID-19 Latest announcement (update on 8 June) from Webster University Geneva
Switzerland has now entered the third phase of its deconfinement plan. While the authorities continue to monitor our situation in Geneva, reports are generally very positive about Swiss progress in the first two phase of deconfinement. As of June 8th, universities, services and stores are now open.
Our staff are returning to work (maintaining social distancing measures) on a rotation so that most student services are available from 9:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:00, Monday through Friday. (Webster University Geneva will continue to deliver our current summer courses remotely).
We recommend campus visits by appointment. All guests should first check-in at the main Reception in the Administrative building. Our campus leadership, department managers and facilities team are each working daily to ensure a safe and pleasant campus environment, and to plan for our Fall class sessions.
The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority and we are continuing to monitor the situation closely and follow the recommendations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) as well as the Canton of Geneva.
COVID-19 Latest announcement (update on 15 April) from Webster University Geneva
While the Swiss authorities continue to monitor our situation in Geneva, our leadership has decided to continue with remote (interactive, online) teaching for the Summer 2020 term schedule (18 May to 10 July). Students should contact Academic Advising for course selection and registrations.
COVID-19 Announcement (updated March 19): Webster University Geneva
The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority and we are continuing
to monitor the situation closely and follow the recommendations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) as well as the Canton of Geneva.
Webster University Geneva moved all classes online starting Monday March 16th and courses will remain online through the end of the semester. The plan aligns with Webster University’s policy and measures for maintaining educational continuity.
Current students should also review the "further information" bullet points, listed at the bottom of this page.
Following the Swiss and Geneva Cantonal protocols for COVID-19 and our move to online course delivery, campus services will operate virtually. While our library, cafeteria and computer labs are closed, our staff and faculty are working from home to continue delivering online courses and to support our students and applicants to the university. The University's Admissions, Academic Advising, Business Office, and Registrar will remain available. Our Career Services and Library teams will also provide student support remotely.
While our university intends to limit on-campus presence as much as possible, for any specific activities that may still require on-campus support (such as payments
by credit card, textbook pick-ups), please request an appointment by email to the
relevant office contact. For a bookstore visit or textbook information, please reach
Mr. Hove at +41 22 959 8015.
For more urgent requests, phone lines on campus have been redirected to the appropriate staff mobile numbers.
Webster University Geneva thanks our entire community of students, faculty and staff, who are working to continue providing all services as best we are able. We appreciate your patience in advance for any unexpected delayed response in services.
Further information for students:
• Courses will take place with the same expectations on attendance and engagement
but will be held online via WebEx and WorldClassRoom
• Check www.webster.ch/online to Access to WebEx sessions
• Check your WorldClassRoom and ‘webster.edu’ email for detailed information
• If you have any questions about WebEx access or access to your courses, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
• All on-campus events for March and April (internal and external) have been either postponed or cancelled until further notice.
• All visitors to campus and housing must fill a “visitors self-declaration form”
We will continue to monitor the situation and update this site. Enrolled students will also continue to receive important updates from the University to their webster.edu email accounts.