Additional Guidelines in Effect; Lectures mostly digital until June 1st

On March 23rd the government issued stricter measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible. In accordance to the new guidelines, Nyenrode Business University will take the following additional measures:

No physical lectures, courses and other meetings until June 1st.

Most programs have been livestreaming lectures since last week. New solutions are being devised for programs in which interaction is an important part of the learning experience. With the new government guidelines indicating restrictions until June 1st, online lectures will be the "new normal" in the coming period. The Nyenrode lecturers and program management teams will work hard to further develop the online learning experience and to make it as high-quality as possible. A task force for online learning will support all with advice and technical assistance. Students and participants will be kept in the loop about the online lectures via their program management teams.

Previously proposed meetings with regards to exams, dissertation ceremonies, orations and other topics will only take place online from today onwards or will be postponed until further notice.

Since gatherings of less than 100 people are now also prohibited by the government, exams, promotions, orations and other meetings that are still planned will no longer take place on campus. The Exam Committee is currently investigating which exams may be taken orally, as a "take home" exam or online. Students will receive information about this via their program management teams.

Due to the stricter instructions from the government, graduation ceremonies for our PhD candidates can no longer take place on campus. In consultation with PhD candidates, we are investigating whether we can arrange this virtually, or if we will have to move it to later this year.

Common areas for students on campus will be closed.

The common areas will be closed for students still on campus. Our Campus Dean Bart Eenkhoorn will contact students to discuss how they can best shape their community life on campus in the coming period. Nyenrode will also be offering assistance to ensure their stay remain as pleasant as possible despite the current measures.

The library is open by appointment only for data stream activities.

Students may visit the library by appointment only if the data stream is essential to the completion of their theses. This applies to both the library in Breukelen and in Amsterdam. Students can visit the libraries weekdays only and can make an appointment via library@nyenrode.nl.

The study spaces and facilities are closed.

In order to minimize the amount of people on campus in Breukelen we have decided to close the cubicles, the library and additional study spaces immediately. The Amsterdam campus is closed for general use, except for access to the data stream by appointment only. Use of the data stream in Breukelen also remains possible by appointment.

All employees must work from home.

Most of the Nyenrode employees are already working from home. From the 23rd of March onwards all employees must work from home, unless there is a compelling reason to come to campus. This applies to all essential campus related activities. Colleagues exceptionally at Nyenrode must keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from each other and cannot meet with more than three people at a time.
All measures apply until June 1st, unless the government indicates new guidelines.

We realize that the conditions for everyone in the Nyenrode community are extremely demanding at this time. We will continue to work hard to make the learning experience as valuable as possible for all students and participants. We are experiencing the resilience and flexibility of our team and our stakeholders. We are convinced that with a joint effort, creativity and perseverance, the learning, development and growth of our students and participants will also take root during this challenging period.