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02/04/2021: Distance learning and examination arrangements during the April lockdown

Following the announcements of the President of the Republic and while waiting for possible more precise directives from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the methods of distance learning and exams at the Toulouse Capitole University remain unchanged during the period of application of the new anti-Covid-19 restrictions, from 3 April 2021 to 2 May 2021.

The components will communicate any possible adjustments, notably for students whose exams were scheduled in person.

Travel between the place of residence and the University, for the period from 3 April to 2 May and in particular for the return of the Easter weekend, will be authorised, including in inter-regional, subject to :
  • filling in and signing a derogation travel certificate for each trip, taking care to tick derogation #1. An electronic version for smartphones is also available here;
  • be able to prove that you are going to classes/exams in the next few hours or that you are coming back from classes by justifying it with your online class schedule and your student card (or e-mail of invitation to an exam);
  • bring proof of address with your first and last name (identity card with your home address, insurance certificate, mobile phone bill, etc.).
The premises will remain open as they are at present, as will the university library (until 7pm from Monday to Friday and until 5.30pm on Saturday).

We remind you that it is essential to respect and ensure respect of the sanitary measures in force to prevent the spread of the virus (wearing a mask, social distancing...).

25/02/2021 : Covid screening campaign at UT Capitole

UT Capitole University is about to launch a Covid- 19 screening campaign for students thanks to a « drive » located on the Toulouse campus. The saliva tests will be available on presentation of the student’s card.

Within the framework of the Order dated January 21st 2021 on the testing strategy in Higher education and Research institutions, Toulouse Capitole University, under the aegis of the SIMPPS-UFT and of the ARS has decided to facilitate Covid-19 testing among the university students’ community.

Covid saliva tests will be rolled out under the supervision of Professor Soulat in charge of preventive medicine at UT1 Capitole University. A member of the Toulouse Teaching Hospital (CHU) or of the SIMPPS and two students-ambassadors will be available from 8 am to 1 from Mondays to Fridays. They will attend to the students and the university administrative staff members who want to be tested.

Test results will be sent by sms within 24 hours.

The test samples will be sent to Purpan Teaching Hospital (CHU) by the Purpan staff at UT1 Capitole. Their sequencing and analysis will help to check for the new SARS-CoV-2 variants (UK variant, etc..) among the students population.

Screening campaign on the Montauban campus :

A testing campaign will also take place on the Montauban campus. An action "Information/screening Covid-19" is indeed proposed by ARS Occitanie, in partnership with APAS 82 on Tuesday, March 30th.

Screening campaign on the Rodez campus :

The students of the IUT of Rodez who wish to be tested can go to one of the LXBIO laboratories, present in all the department of Aveyron. The IUT has established a partnership with this laboratory to privilege the screening of students from the Rodez campus.

27/01/2021: measures for the gradual on-site resumption of teaching

Although the sanitary conditions are as yet uncertain and there is talk of indefinite confinement, the university is anticipating measures in favour of students in application of the circular of 22 January 2021.

The following measures, the practical details of which will be communicated by the tuition services, will apply. In the main :
  1. All lectures (CM) from L1 to M1 will remain distant. On the other hand, the CM for the Professional Licences and the M2 are offered in co-modality (face-to-face and distance learning) from 1st February 2021 according to the assessment of the teaching team and, of course, with respect to the 50% capacity of the classrooms.
  2. Directed Work (TD) for all courses from L2 to M1, including the Professional Licences, will be offered in co-modality (face-to-face and distance learning) from 1st February 2021. TDs for M2 is at the discretion of the pedagogical team who will communicate the information directly to the students. The TDs for L1, which have already been resumed on site in co-modality on 25 January last, will still be given according to these same principles (see "flash info" of 22/01/2021).
  3. All distance courses and all TDs end 10 minutes before the end of the scheduled time to allow students to get organised.A test unit will be installed on our campus soon to facilitate testing for teachers, researchers, lecturers, administrative staff and students.
A decision on the examinations for semester 2 will be adopted quickly and brought to the attention of teachers and students.

To sum up, following these face-to-face returns, will be on site in Toulouse and Montauban, in compliance with the 50% room capacity gauge :
  • students from L1 to M1 (only for TD)
  • professional licences (all courses)

For M2 students, face-to-face teaching is left to the discretion of the teaching team who will communicate the information directly to the students.

22/01/2021 : Resumption of in-person tutorials

Following the Prime Minister's statement announcing the resumption of face-to-face tutorials for L1 students while respecting the physical distance and a 50% room gauge, our university is setting up in-person tutorials for our first year undergraduate students in half groups as of January 25.

The practical details will be sent to students by e-mail. In any case, the schedules will not be modified.

These Tutorials will take a co-modal form (face-to-face and distance learning proposed for the same niche), in order to take into account students who cannot travel, particularly for health reasons. More specifically, Tutorials that begin before 6:00 pm will be able to take place on site until their end, i.e. 6:30 pm. On the other hand, the tutorials starting at 6:30 pm will have to be held at a distance.

Students will have to obtain a "curfew" travel certificate (Ministry of the Interior website) which they must complete by ticking reason no. 1 "Travel between home and the place of work or education and training...". They will also have to bring a copy of their timetable (possibly on a smartphone) and their student card.

As a result of these new provisions, the opening hours of the premises will be adapted.
Access to tuition services is by appointment only.

Students who will have to follow TD in the classroom and CM in the distance learning mode will be able to sit in the lecture halls in which their CM was initially scheduled to take place, or in any free room, in order to follow it.

All students are reminded of the importance of wearing a mask on the premises at all times. Indeed, epidemiological surveillance shows a more active circulation of the virus at national, regional and departmental level. Respect for barrier gestures, regular hand washing, wearing a mask, respect for social distancing and circulation flows remain our best weapons against the disease. All students and staff members who are COVID positive, "contact case" or showing symptoms of the disease must imperatively inform the university's Covid Referent Officer by filling in the form provided for this purpose (in French).

29/10/2020 : Passage of all teachings in distance as of November 2nd

Following the announcements of the President of the Republic on Wednesday October 28th to contain the epidemic of Covid-19, all the teaching at the University Toulouse 1 Capitole (lectures and tutorials) will be done remotely from Monday November 2nd. All levels and all fields of study are concerned.

22/09/2020 : Management of positive case reports at UT Capitole and implementation of distance learning courses

Since 7 September, the university has been making a daily update, every morning, on positive cases declared before midnight the day before. The president and the component directors are immediately informed and take the necessary decisions for the smooth running of the institution.

In accordance with the recommendations of the ARS, as soon as the threshold of 3 positive cases is exceeded in a group of courses of any size, the training is totally distanced for 14 days.

Since 17 September, the number of cases declared positive has been increasing too quickly. This process is therefore implemented as of Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Information will be given to schools and training managers as soon as such a decision is taken. The teachers will be immediately informed by the person in charge of the training of the passage in distance of their course. The same applies to students, who will be informed by the schools, via their moodle account, that they are moving to distance learning.

18/09/2020, 6 pm: point after 2 weeks of classes

The new school year started on 7/09. Several scenarios had been planned by the University Toulouse Capitole, in connection with the components:

  • face-to-face lessons totally
  • Hybrid mode courses
  • totally remote course.
Certain components, including the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and the TSM School of Management, have opted for hybridisation (50% face-to-face and 50% distance learning) from the start of the academic year.

After the first two weeks in the classroom, in order to facilitate distancing in the context of the development of the epidemic, the Faculties of Law and Political Science and of Administration and Communication decided to move to hybrid teaching.

From Monday 21 September, the bachelor's and master's 1 courses of these two components will gradually move to a half-presential and half-distancial education. Students will be progressively informed of the implementation of these new modalities via their moodle account.

17/09/2020, 18:00: point case Covid-19 reported at UT Capitole

The university asked Covid-19 positive students and staff to report themselves through d'a form and these were linked to l'ARS Occitanie.

As of 17 September, there have been 64 confirmed cases since the start of the academic year on 7 September, including 62 students among the 19,500 students at the institution. Detailed monitoring by courses and groups of courses is provided on an ongoing basis, in conjunction with the ARS.

L'ARS Occitania informed us that the contaminations had taken place, until now, in places outside the university within the framework of festive gatherings and that no common contamination linked them.

Toulouse Capitole University remains vigilant, to protect its students and staff, in permanent contact with the prefectural and health authorities, in order to follow developments as closely as possible and to decide on the most appropriate measures.

22/06/2020, 11 a.m.: gradual reopening of the Arsenal BU as of 23 June

As of Tuesday, June 23rd, the BU teams are happy to have their readers back.
  • For Bachelor and Master students, the BU Arsenal is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm for document returns only.
Borrowing is always by appointment.
  • For teachers, researchers, doctoral students, masters students with a thesis to write, students with disabilities, the areas and services of the BU Arsenal are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.
Please read carefully the terms and conditions of access to be respected.
All remote services are maintained.

18/05/2020, 11:00 a.m. : Message to all students from Minister Frédérique Vidal

Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, sends a personal message to all students through the university presidents.

Read or download his mail (in French)

15/05/2020, 4 p.m. : Return of documents to the BU Arsenal by appointment

The Arsenal Library will open on Monday 18 May exclusively for the return of borrowed documents and by appointment.

30/04/2020, 7 p.m. : Clarifications on the organization of the exams

The components presented the guidelines for the organization of distance examinations at the CFVU on 30 April.
In the framework of the Order of 27 March 2020 (No. 2020-351), the CFVU delegated to the President of the University the authority to adapt the 2019-2020 assessment methods.

Each student will be informed individually, by his/her component, by email or on his/her Moodle account of the modalities that concern him/her.
Contact details will be provided in case of any queries or special situations to be reported. This will begin on Monday, May 4th and as information becomes available.

A minimum period of 15 days for the preparation of their tests will be respected for the sending of this information.

Remember to regularly consult the FAQ at the top right of this page where questions are updated as the situation evolves.


28/04/2020, 2 p.m.: Preparation for the 2020 exam sessions

The exams, of session 1 of semester 2 and session 2 of both semesters of all components, will take place in various forms that do not require the presence of students on site. These exams will all take place before the end of July in order to be able to ensure a return to school in September with no exams to finish.

The timetable and examination procedures will be specified after the school's CFVU on 30/04. Students will be informed by personal email or on their Moodle account by their faculty or school and tuition services no later than 15 days before the start of their exams.

Remember to regularly consult the FAQ at the top right of this page where questions are updated as the situation evolves.

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Protect yourself… Protect everyone around you

Do :

  • Wash your hands more often than usual with water and soap or hand sanitiser gel
  • Cough or sneeze in your elbow
  • Avoid handshake and kissing
  • Use  single-use tissues to be put in the bin straight away

If you have fever or feel feverish, if you have breathing difficulties, if you cough…

  • Dial phone number 15 (emergency medical service SAMU)
  • If the SAMU finds you may be or are contamined :
    • If you are a student, do send a mail to :  (Direction générale des Services)
    • If you are part of the university staff, do inform the head of your department or of your unit who will feed back the information to the appropriate person(s) via and according to the relevant procedure
Do not rush to a GP surgery or hospital to avoid any potential contamination.

Health and safety rules in the workplace

Explanatory visuals are posted in the university premises for :
  • the use of the tools shared in the offices (photocopier, coffee machine, water fountains, ...)
  • the use of elevators
  • the use of sanitary facilities.