26 June update: blocks of lessons, holidays and catering opening hours

26 June 2020 by Coronavirus

Start of the academic year: we will continue to work with blocks of lessons

Despite yesterday’s announced relaxation of the rules regarding public transport travel by students during rush hour, we will adhere to the current schedule of ‘blocks’ for lessons on campus. However, we are going to differentiate between the starting times of all the blocks of lessons. This would mean that the first block of lessons on campus for study programme X would start at 9 a.m. and for study programme Y at 9.30 a.m., etc.

The exact details depend on the agreements made with regional transport operators and educational institutions. Subsequently, in consultation between RET staff and study programmes, the starting times of the blocks for period 1 will be adjusted where possible. We are also looking at how we can use the (limited) extra capacity that will be created to resolve current bottlenecks, such as for practical lessons and first-year students.

Holidays this summer

The summer holidays this year will be different from usual, but we hope everyone enjoys their break regardless. Apart from some necessary educational activities in the summer and for the year 2020-2021, the summer will also be an important period for rest, contemplation and reflection. And above all, we hope everyone enjoys their holidays despite the situation. We hope that everyone will not be too limited by the measures taken and that we will be able to relax, whether at home or abroad.

A few guidelines apply to the summer and especially with regard to going on holiday. Without wanting to spoil the fun, we think it is important to bring these to the attention of the staff.

Be responsible when choosing your travel destination. While Avans cannot forbid staff members from doing certain things, we would like to ask each person to act responsibly and take all possible measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you contract COVID-19 when visiting a high-risk area, this is at your own expense and risk.

If you have gone abroad and can only return later, for example due to compulsory quarantine, you cannot invoke this as a situation of force majeure. If you cannot perform your work remotely, you may have to take leave for the period that you are not available to perform your work.

For the extensive FAQ about holidays and guidelines, we refer you to

New catering opening hours

Catering will be open as follows.

Friday 26 June to 3 July 2020:

  • Onderwijsboulevard, P. Cobbenhagenlaan, Hogeschoollaan:
    Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
  • Lovensdijkstraat:
    Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All catering is closed from 6 July to 14 August.
During the re-sit week, from 17 to 23 August, catering will open at the following locations: Onderwijsboulevard, Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan, Quadrium and Lovensdijkstraat. The times have yet to be confirmed. From 24 August Catering will reopen everywhere. The times have yet to be confirmed.

Last updated on 26 June 2020.