Updated on September 24, 2021.
We expect to have face-to-face lessons in keeping with social distancing measures. Students can continue to add and drop courses. Where necessary, in line with the recommendations of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health, Higher Education Board and Koç University’s Health Board, changes may be made to teaching methods. All stakeholders will be duly notified.
Everyone is required to wear face masks at indoor campus spaces including all classrooms, offices, laboratories, public areas, common areas such as the Library and the Student Center regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions are allowed for individuals who are alone in a private office or room/laboratory or while actively eating or drinking.
All instructors and students are obliged to wear masks during classes in their classrooms. Whenever possible, classroom doors and/or windows should be kept open, providing fresh air in closed spaces.
Recreational Facilities such as the Sports Center and Indoor Pool are to be open to fully vaccinated participants in the Fall. It is not mandatory to wear masks while working out; however, masks should be worn in locker rooms and before or after the exercise.
We strongly encourage wearing masks outdoors on campus as well; especially in occasions where the mandatory 2-meter physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Koç University asks all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated, all individuals must have had 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, with the second dose at least 14 days prior to their return back to offices on September 13th for Faculty and staff, and on September 27th for all students. Students who are to reside in the dormitories must have had their second dose 14 days prior to the date that they are to check into their dorm rooms during the week of September 20th.
Faculty, staff and students who are not vaccinated are required to report to the Health Center a negative PCR test result, not older than 72 hours from the date the sample was collected. This is required upon each entry to campus. Information on the notification method of PCR test results will be announced in the coming days.
Those who have had Covid-19 and have not yet been vaccinated as of September 13 and 27, can come to the campus without the need for a PCR test but are required to have at least one dose of vaccination 6 months after having had Covid-19. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to follow this process.
You should upload your vaccination card obtained abroad using the following link:
Your vaccination card should show clearly your name, the name of the vaccine you received and the dates when you received the 2 doses. If the card is written in languages other than English or Turkish and the vaccine name and date are not clear you should also provide a translation. The translation does not need to be notarized.
If you do not upload your vaccination certificates (or disease certificates) to this form before Monday 27 September, and you will need to take your courses online until this process is completed.
Please note that you will be able to see if you are allowed to enter campus by going to KU Portal and the Self Checker app. If it is green it means your vaccination certificate has been approved. This approval process may take up to 48 hours due to the large volume of approvals currently in process.
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An assessment will be made for online attendance upon submission of a medical report to the Healthcare Centre and a written request made to University Executive Council. The relevant faculty member will need to design an alternative plan before the add-drop period ends for course attendance which, by definition, should be in person. In the event that an alternative plan cannot be devised, we recommend that you take the course in the following semester(s).
In line with the evaluation of the relevant faculty members, applied courses will be taught face-to-face adhering to social distancing measures.
Yes. Hand sanitisers will be available in common areas.
Yes, provided that you keep a social distance of 2 metres and wear masks.
Food areas will be marked with signage to ensure a social distance of 2 metres.
The classroom capacities will be determined in line with the social distance criteria set by the Ministry of Health.
If a person gets diagnosed with Covid-19, s/he may return to school after being treated and the self-isolation period set by the authorised healthcare centres is over.
The medical report from the authorised healthcare institution must be submitted to Healthcare Centre upon return to school.
If a student is diagnosed with Covid-19 and has started receiving treatment, s/he must stay away from campus for the duration of the treatment. In such cases, students can attend their courses online. The duration that the student will stay away from campus depends on the individual treatment. If a person is suspected to have come into contact with an individual diagnosed with Covid-19, s/he must self-isolate for at least 14 days. Students can attend their courses online during this period.