Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 21 October 2020)
To reduce the spread of COVID-19 during written exams in examination halls, the University introduced new, temporary routines on 17 August 2020.
All students must be signed up for the exam and be listed on the registration list that the department submits to the examination service in order to take the exam. Students who have not signed up on time will not be allowed to take the exam.
Instead of only using the main entrance, there will be four entrances to Östra Paviljongen (the Eastern Pavilion Examination Halls). These will be assigned to the different examination halls.
To reduce unnecessary gatherings at Östra Paviljongen, the examination starting times will be different for different halls. The starting times for four of the halls will be 8:00 and 16:00. The starting time for the other four halls will be 9:00, 14:00 and 18:00. Some exceptions may be made.
To reduce the risk of causing queues into the examination halls, the invigilator will not check students’ identification and registration at the door. Instead, the invigilator will do so once the exam has started. Lists of registered students will be posted outside each hall.
To avoid several people using the same phone and taking unnecessary contact with the invigilator, students will not be able to phone their teacher if there are obscurities in the exam. Instead, students are asked to make a note of this in their exam. Teachers are not allowed to visit the examination hall during the ongoing exam either. If a situation should arise regarding questions of aids or missing questions in the exam, the invigilator may call the teacher.
When handing in an exam, the student will approach the invigilators table, show their identification and hand in the exam. A new routine is the Plexiglas sheet distancing the invigilator from the students. Also, a maximum of one student may queue at any given time at a safe distance according to markings on the floor.
In addition, students will be urged to maintain physical distancing, avoid talking to the invigilator and each other to the extent possible.
You can see a schedule for examinations in the booking system TimeEdit.
You always need to sign up if you intend to attend a written exam. To be able to sign up for an exam you must be registered on the course, and you have to sign up during the period when signing up is open.
The department that provides the course chooses how signing up for an exam shall be done. Read more about how to sign up for an examination on the student website.
The examination halls for the University (Campus Umeå) are in Östra Paviljongen, Ålidbacken 23. At times when many students write examinations, other premises are also being used as examination halls.
It is important that you know about the rules and guidelines for written exams.
Students studying at other higher education institutions have the possibility of taking an examination at Östra paviljongen, Umeå University. Contact the relevant department at the higher education institution in question if you wish to take an examination.