Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 1 July 2020)

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Visitors and opening hours

(Last updated: 12 June 2020, 14:46) Umeå University’s premises will open again on 10 August. Two libraries will be open this summer, but the rest of the premises mainly remain closed as usual during the summer.

Access to university premises

During the spring semester and summer, most of the doors on our campuses will remain closed to students and visitors. Students who need access to premises to collect material are asked to contact their course coordinator or Infocenter.

Most of the University will open again on 10 August. This means that public spaces, group study rooms and study spaces can be used. Please take into consideration the guidelines for disease prevention and social distancing when on campus.

Doctoral students are regarded as employees and hence have access to university premises to the same extent as other faculty and staff.

Universum Building

Closed from 26 June until 9 August. From 10 August, regular hours apply.

Infocenter opening hours

Lindell Hall

Open 10:00-14:00 during the summer to allow visits to the University Library. From 10 August, regular hours apply.

The University Library and affiliated libraries

During the spring semester, all group study rooms and study spaces in the Medical Library and the Umeå University Library are closed. The group study rooms in Universum are also closed. Both libraries are open for loans and access to reference literature on weekdays from 10:00-14:00.

This summer, the Umeå University Library and the Medical Library will be open according to regular summer opening hours. The Library on the Umeå Arts Campus will be closed this summer.

From 31 August, the University Library, the Medical Library and the Umeå Arts Campus library will be open with regular opening hours.

Opening hours and library resources


Bildmuseet is closed until further notice.

Information from Bildmuseet with regards to COVID-19

Restaurants and cafeterias 

Several restaurants and cafeterias on our university campuses have adjusted their opening hours since students are no longer on campus.

See Changed opening hours for restaurant and cafeterias

Contacts with study counsellors or the Student Health Service

All contact with our study counsellors and Student Health Service is currently held remotely over the phone or online meetings. Check out the extended telephone times.

Contact our study guidance

Contact the Student Health Service