In-person education on campus allowed again

Date of news: 15 January 2022

On Friday 14 January, the cabinet announced that in-person education on campus is allowed again under certain conditions. There is a maximum group size of 75 students per space (excluding employees). Only during exams there are more than 75 students allowed in one space. The fact that in-person education is possible again unfortunately does not mean that it will always be possible. We must take into account that lecturers may be absent as a result of a possible infection, quarantine or other circumstances.

Departments will inform students as soon as possible about which courses will be organised in-person and where.

What are the other conditions?

Face masks

  • Everyone must wear a face mask
    • covering their nose and mouth
    • when moving around as well as sitting down
    • also outside if it is not possible to maintain 1.5 metre social distancing, for example when accessing an exam space


  • In the interest of good education, it may be necessary for a lecturer or student to temporarily remove the face mask while speaking.
  • The face mask may also be removed while eating and drinking in a fixed location, or where necessary for sports and cultural practice.
  • Anyone who is unable to wear a face mask on medical grounds or due to a disability is exempt from this obligation.

Self-testing and basic measures

The urgent advice is to take a self-test twice a week. Employees and students can order free self-tests from

  • The basic measures related to hygiene and health will also remain in force.
  • On campus we will keep a distance of one-and-a-half metres from each other where possible.

Quarantine measures relaxed

Anyone who has had a booster shot over a week ago or had a coronavirus infection within the last eight weeks no longer needs to quarantine after close contact with an infected person. This only applies if the former does not have any symptoms.

Read more about what you should do in case of coronavirus symptoms.

Graduation ceremonies, PhD defences, and post-academic education

  • Graduation ceremonies, PhD defences, inaugural lectures, and farewell lectures can again take place in-person under the applicable conditions (such as a maximum of 75 persons per space and wearing a face mask).

Study and student association activities

We are awaiting further information from the ministry about study and student association activities on campus.

Working from home or on campus?

  • The advice of working from home will remain in force. Employees should work from home unless there is no other option available. Of course, employees can still come to the university for research and education activities that must take place there, including support activities.
  • Employees who have to work on campus and who have a problem with this should contact their supervisor.

Sport and culture

Sports and culture activities can take place on campus, both indoors and outdoors. Sports activities are organised with a 1.5-metre distance if the sport allows for it. Spectators are not permitted. A COVID-19 entry pass is mandatory for indoor sports for those aged 18 and over. For culture, a COVID-19 entry pass is mandatory for inside as well as outside activities for those aged 18 and over.

Catering services

The catering services on campus will open again for students and employees ( with a maximum of 75 people per space and with a limited selection. The university pub “Cultuurcafé” will remain closed.

Radboud University medical center

As a result of the interconnectedness with patient care, different regulations may apply for Radboud university medical center and the Faculty of Medicine. Students and employees who may be affected will be informed about this by Radboud University medical center.


All Radboud University buildings are well ventilated and comply with the RIVM guidelines.

Vaccination without appointment

In many places it is possible to get vaccinated by the GGD without an appointment. You can find where you can quickly get vaccinated on