Facilities

Updated 15 January 2021

The priority given to distance learning and the obligation to work from home, as well as the abandonment of face-to-face meetings for public events organised by the UNIGE are intended to limit contact between people and sharply reduce attendance at university buildings which nevertheless remain open to the UNIGE community as well as to the external public.

Face masks are compulsory at all times in university buildings and at the outdoor entrances of the buildings even if social distancing requirements are met. > Use of face mask at UNIGE

Gatherings of more than five people are prohibited. The cantonal government has banned impromptu gatherings of more than five people, including at the entrances to University buildings. This limit does not apply to professional activities. When leaving the buildings, please disperse without delay.

Updated 6 November

Special health requirements IN CAFETERIAS

Starting on Tuesday, 3 November, the cafeterias are available for members of the University community only. They are  only used for food and catering purposes.

Meals can't be eaten in the relaxation or work areas but only in the cafeterias. Their capacity has been increased so that they can also accommodate non-clients or people who bring their own meals. The cafeterias are subject to the protection plan for the compangy catering sector, which includes :

Wearing of face mask  : customers must wear a face mask in cafeterias, including when standing in queues, moving around.or on the terrace. Customers may remove their face mask only as soon as they are seated.

Contact tracing : in accordance with therules specific to the catering sector, contact tracing is compulsory in UNIGE cafeterias. The identity and a reliable means of contact from customers or at least one person per customer group must be collected. Neither UNIGE nor the cafeteria service providers have access to the personal data collected, which is only intended for the Cantonal Medical Service.

4 people per table: according to the rules set forth by the Federal Government, no more than 4 people may sit at the same table.

Customers must be seated: drinks and meals can only be taken sitting down. A distance of at least 1.5 metres is maintained between the tables.

OPENING HOURS AND OFFER
Cafeterias of Sciences and CMU


Cafeteria Restaurant CMU (3rd)

  • Timetable: 8:00-14:30 (service 11:00-14:00)
  • Offer: vegetarian menu, traditional menu, suggestions and specialities, offer take away sandwiches and salads
  • Free coffee with an expense of 15chf/day
  • Take-away offer or possibility to eat on the spot (respecting all the rules in force)
  • Payment by credit card, contactless if possible, cash (if applicable)


CMU cafeteria (4th)

  •  Offer of food and drink is suspended
  •  The cafeteria is open so that staff and students can eat their picnic lunch between 11 am and 2 pm.                                                                                                                       


Cafeteria Uni Bastions

  • Closure of the Unibar Cafeteria from December 18, 2020 until January 10, 2021 and reopening on January 11, 2021
  •      Opening hours : 8:45-14:30 Monday to Friday    


Uni Mail Marx Cafeteria

  •  Reduced hours: 10.30am - 3pm
  • The offer of food and drinks is suspended.
  • Restaurant open so that staff and students can work or eat their picnic lunch between 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. 

Cafeteria Uni Mail Petit Oedipe

  • Opening hours : 7.30 am to 4.30 pm
  • Proposal of hot menus from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm
  • Reduced hot and cold offer (vegetarian dish included) without buffet but extended take away offer
  • Street food platter from CHF 6.50 from 11.30 am to 3 pm
  • Possibility to pre-order the meal the day before on the My Novae application. >Place an order for the Uni Mail cafeteria
  • Take-away offer or possibility to eat on the spot (respecting all the rules in force).

Uni Dufour Cafeteria

  • Reduced opening hours: 10.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Thursday, Friday closed.
  • Reduced hot and cold offer (vegetarian dish included) without buffet but extended take away offer
  • Possibility to pre-order the meal the day before on the My Novae application. >Place an order for the Uni Dufour cafeteria
  • Take-away offer or possibility to eat on the spot (respecting all the rules in force).


Sciences Cafeteria

  • Opening hours: 8am - 2.30 pm (service 11am -2 pm).
  •  Offer: vegetarian menu, traditional menu, suggestions and specialities, offer take away sandwiches and salads
  • Free coffee with an expense of 15chf/day
  • Take-away offer or possibility to eat on the spot (respecting all the rules in force)
  • Payment by credit card, contactless if possible, cash (if applicable)

 



Elevators must be taken by one person at a time. We recommend taking the stairs, especially when going down. The only exception is when more than one person are required to transport heavy equipment.

 

Updated 15 January 2021

Only members of the University and HUG community are able to access the library. You are required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing at all times which reduces the number of workplaces available.

Please also disinfect work surfaces before and after use by means of the wipes and other products provided. The occupancy rate of the Library areas can be consulted here or via the UNIGE mobile app

The loan operates under standard terms and conditions.

> Opening hours and receptions conditions

These areas are still available but cannot be used for work meetings to be held remotely or to eat food that must be consumed in the cafeterias.

 

Updated 21 August

The Print Center offers its usual service, including order retrieval at Uni Mail.

You still have the possibility to order your printed matter, copies and handouts at https://polycopie.unige.ch/en/
Until further notive, the Postal Service is maintained and offered.

 

The welcome boxes are operating according to the usual schedule. Mail delivery is maintained at a single pass per day. > see timetables for the loop of intern post

 

 Offices with two or three workspaces should, as a general rule, only have one person working in them at a time, and only if that person can’t work from home. The number of people in an open space should never exceed 50% of the total number of workspaces.  The number of people working in laboratories, workshops and other specific areas must be in keeping with the relevant protection plan, as approved by STEPS. You must wear a face mask in all places where more than one person is present, even if social-distancing requirements are met.

Updated 15 January  2021

The UNIGE shop in the Uni Dufour is closed at least until the 28th February. Staff members, students and the general public can place online orders.

Ventilation of UNIGE buildings is generally provided by two different systems, depending on the building: mechanical ventilation by means of air supply and extraction or natural ventilation through the façade and windows. For mechanically ventilated rooms, air renewal is subject to the standard of 25 m3 per hour per person and 36 m3 per hour per person in newer buildings. These standards are respected at UNIGE. In manually ventilated rooms, the standard provides for ventilation by opening the windows for ten minutes, 4 times a day, allowing for efficient air renewal. Ventilation maintenance is carried out regularly, by the Régies for rented buildings, by the OCBA for state buildings and by the University for UNIGE buildings.

March 12, 2020
  Coronavirus