Updated 15 January 2021

The measures regulating events adopted by the Geneva cantonal Government on 1 November are in force until further notice. > For more information
All public events organised at the UNIGE are the responsibility of their organisers.

public events at the UNIGE

From 26 October 2020, all public events held in the university buildings will be exclusively online. The presence of the speakers and technical staff necessary for the organisation and broadcasting of the event is authorised, in full compliance with the UNIGE's protection plan.

Organising online a conference, a colloquium, a thesis defence, an exhibition or even an hackathon: in order to guide UNIGE event organisers in this process, a new website provides useful resources for organising and running their initiatives in virtual and hybrid formats.

Internal UNIGE events

Working meetings between colleagues, including those with participants from outside the institution, are organised by using videoconference.

. If an in-person meeting needs to take place, all participants must wear a mask, even when social-distancing requirements are met.

The University's usual activities (welcoming of staff, assemblies, etc.) take place online.

Festive internal events organised by and for UNIGE staff members (aperitifs, retirement aperitifs, dinners organised by UNIGE services, end of year parties, etc.) are postponed until further notice.

For further information: steps(at)


As a reminder, public and private events  are limited to 5 people.

Room reservations

Given the constraints caused by the public-health situation, the Rectorate has set the following order of priority for events:

  1. Teaching (e.g., classes, seminars, exams, thesis defenses). Defenses are public events. They must have a protection plan based on the UNIGE public events protection plan
  2. Other UNIGE academic events (e.g., symposiums and other similar gatherings)
  3. Public events involving the local community (e.g., large conferences, debates and exhibitions) or organized by third parties. The events take place online, the rooms can only be reserved for their organisation and recording.