The Opening of Our Campus Doors Starting July 1st

Dear Webster Vienna Community,

We have all experienced a challenging spring season and have persevered together. During the last few months, we ensured that all students have access to their classes and professors by way of quickly adapting and locally pioneering distance learning measures. 

Now that we are approaching the summer months, Austrian borders have opened up to most European countries. In the coming weeks, we anticipate borders opening to non-EU countries across the globe, in gradual phases throughout July and August. 

Given the positive news, we are delighted to announce the opening of our campus doors starting July 1, 2020, and anticipate normal university operations to begin in the Fall semester.

For those students who still have concerns or cannot join us in person, we will continue to offer hybrid teaching services, online and in person.

We are planning to be back on campus as scheduled in Fall 2020 for all term and semester courses. All courses will be taught in hybrid mode, i.e. in class, face-to-face instruction with synchronous audio/video (live-streamed) and recordings then posted to WorldClassroom for asynchronous retrieval to accommodate students who still face visa issues, travel restrictions, or other limitations that prevent them from being present to continue their studies without interruption. All classes will be equipped with cameras and audio equipment to accommodate these needs.

Of course, we will continue to be available online as any questions or sources of information to help students in unprecedented times. As we approach the next academic year, we have ensured hygienic practices are set in motion with daily cleaning services to our historic building, newly placed disinfectant stations in all bathrooms and public spaces, allowing for small classroom sizes to continue to be the norm, and masks, gloves, and other resources to be complimentary to all members of our community. 

As we welcome summer, we wish everyone a happy and healthy season. We look forward to seeing everyone in person in the coming months.