Coronavirus: Advice and protective measures

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on our day-to-day activities and that’s no different at Odisee University College. To monitor the situation to the maximum extent possible and prevent further spread of the virus, our university college has taken a number of internal and external measures. All this information will be mentioned on this page, where we will also publish updates, if applicable.

Students & Staff

Both students and staff have alternative platforms at their disposal with information on the situation, respectively the student portal and staff portal.

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Update March 30, 2020


All physical exams are suspended up to the Easter holidays. So called ‘take home’ exams are still possible, if students don’t have to come to the campus to do them.

  • All Flemish university colleges decided yesterday to switch to "contact low teaching" from the 18th of May onwards. That means that digital teaching remains the standard, but that for some activities - difficult to replace by digital teaching, like internship or very specific courses - contact low teaching will be organised. 
  • Do you have any specific course related questions? Please contact your lecturer.


All our campuses (and also restaurants and libraries) are closed for students.

All events from Odisee are cancelled up to and inlcuding the Easter holidays

All internships that take place fysically are suspended. You can still do your internship working from home. We make an exception for the Nursing and Midwifery training. These internships can still take place fysically. 

Odisee University College has thus far taken the following measures:

  • Since the end of February, a taskforce has been gathering on the daily to evaluate and monitor the situation (members include board of directors, safety consultants and the communications department). Odisee also remains in close contact with its partners of the KU Leuven Association. Where applicable, we touch base and inform all relevant government instances.
  • Students and staff can follow-up on the situation through our internal platforms: the student portal and the staff portal.
  • Our International Office monitors our students abroad and takes measures, depending on the situation. All field trips are postponed until after spring break (Easter break).
  • All additional questions can be sent to the following email address:
  • Thanks to our facility services department, we have clearly communicated the important hygiene measures all over campus by means of posters, screens, websites and e-mail.


Questions about the coronavirus?

Wash your hands with water and soap for at least 40 seconds.
If you need to sneeze, use a tissue and throw it out immediately after.
If you do not have a tissue or handkerchief, cover mouth or nose with flexed elbow.
Avoid touching your face, mouth or nose.
Don’t shake hands, don’t kiss.

Avoid close contact with people who have respiratory issues (e.g. coughing and sneezing). Don’t shake hands, don’t kiss.

Don’t come to campus if you have any symptoms.

If you have a fever, you do not feel well, you have dry cough and are experiencing shortness of breath, please refrain from coming to campus. 

Symptoms and returned from a high-risk country? Please see your GP.

Are you suffering from the previously mentioned symptoms and did you recently return from a high-risk country (or were you in touch with someone who did), please ring up your General Practitioner, before going back to campus.

Questions about the coronavirus?


Students and staff are informed through our internal student and staff portals. An overview of the most frequently asked questions:

About the University College

Will Odisee remain open?

All our campuses (and also restaurants and libraries) are closed for students.

About health?

What to do when I feel sick?

If you feel sick, you have to stay at home - even in case of a common cold. Consult your GP.

About traveling

What about students abroad?

Students who were planning to go abroad, we do not allow you to leave before the 20th of April.

Students who are abroad for academic purposes: Odisee wants you to come back to Belgium when it is possible and safe to do so.

What about traveling to Italie and other countries?

All study trips abroad are suspended until April 20th.