Video: The university has become a ghost town

Empty bike racks, locked classrooms

Video: The university has become a ghost town

On Thursday, the UG decided to cancel all physical classes in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. On Friday, the university was practically empty.
14 March om 15:40 uur.
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March 14 at 15:40 PM.
Last modified on March 16, 2020
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Rob Siebelink

Door Rob Siebelink

14 March om 15:40 uur.
Laatst gewijzigd op 16 March 2020
om 14:42 uur.
Rob Siebelink

By Rob Siebelink

March 14 at 15:40 PM.
Last modified on March 16, 2020
at 14:42 PM.
Rob Siebelink

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The bike racks in front of the Academy building were empty, the UB was blocked with red-and-white caution tape, there were no traffic jams along the Zernike route, and the buses going to the campus are practically empty.

There are no lectures and no seminars. No graduation ceremonies. No thesis counselling sessions, no study information sessions.

No extracurricular activities or career events. No hot food in the Harmonie cafeteria.

PhD ceremonies and speeches have been cancelled, as have meetings. The Central Medical Library is closes, as is Studium Generale, USVA, the University museum, and the ACLO. 

There will be no Master Day, and the Office of Student Affairs cannot be visited. There are no tutorials, and no one-on-one meetings. Finally, anyone who is able to work from home does so. 

The university, which is normally so lively, has become a ghost town.

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