Information, on-campus activities, initiatives
The health emergency we are facing has undoubtedly deeply affected all our lives, but it has also demonstrated the Bocconi community’s capacity for resilience and innovation. Further responsible actions are required from everyone at an individual and collective level.
Bocconi University manages on-campus services and activities in compliance with the regulations and indications of local and national authorities.
The University aims to stay in touch with the entire community, including students, faculty and staff, with regular communications and updates.
23 October 2020
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
As you know, the increase in cases in recent weeks both nationally and at regional and city levels has been substantial. The latest Prime Ministerial Decree issued on 18 October in fact asks universities to "encourage distance learning as much as possible." With the current trend of the spread and the continuous updating of national and regional rules, resuming in-person activities for the second part of the semester after the break for partial exams could prove disruptive for the entire Bocconi community and especially anyone who has returned home during recent weeks.
Bocconi will continue to remain open. However, during the weeks of 26 October and 2 November, only remote teaching will be held for courses in Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Integrated Master of Arts in Law programs, pending possible measures that may be enacted over the next few days. This possibility has always been kept in consideration, as you may recall from a communication at the beginning of the semester. It will not have implications for the academic calendar and is valid regardless of the teaching model used for each course.
Therefore, starting on Monday 26 October and until Friday 6 November, courses in "basic" and "blended" formats will be held remotely, while courses in the entirely "online" format will not undergo any changes. Remote lessons will take place in accordance with the schedule provided in the syllabus for each course.
In any case, faculty will be able to use the assigned classrooms to deliver teaching activities at the scheduled times, while the study spaces reserved for students in the library and the study rooms remain available upon reservation, always in strict compliance with the safety protocols adopted by the University.
We are aware of how fundamental the in-person university experience is for a complete education and for fruitful interaction within our community. Therefore, as soon as provisions definitively clarify what must be done for the rest of the semester, we will assess the possibility of restoring the original format including activities in person, always safely and in compliance with regulations.
We are certain we have your understanding in this difficult time, which continues to affect all citizens in every country around the world – humanity united in facing the pandemic induced by Covid-19.
Gianmario Verona Rector, Riccardo Taranto Managing Director
7 October 2020
Regarding the cases of Covid-19 that have been detected in the Castiglioni Residence since Sunday 4 October, Bocconi University is operating according to the health protocol and in collaboration and close coordination with the ATS. In the interest of public health and to protect the health of the entire Bocconi community, the measures adopted provide that:
- Those who tested positive are placed in quarantine in single rooms until virological recovery is attested by 2 negative swabs
- All Castiglioni residents must remain in quarantine for 14 days, starting from 4 October
Residents will be guaranteed all hospitality services (meal service, ordinary and special cleaning, medical assistance).
At the same time, the University is organizing a screening campaign via rapid antigen swab to be carried out on all students in Bocconi residences to reassure them and their families.
Teaching activity will proceed as before and the students in quarantine will continue to follow their lessons online.