Measures for students

October 21, 2020

Graduation

During the November/December graduation period all Graduation Ceremonies will be held in person at Politecnico.

Bachelor’s degree programmes:  each student is allowed to invite a maximum of 2 guests.

Master’s degree programmes:  each student is allowed to invite a maximum of 4 guests.

These provisions may change depending on the evolution of the health crisis and in accordance with possible new rules imposed by the Government.

Guided tours and study visits

Within the meaning of art.1, par. 6, letter ) and t) of DCPM 13/10/2020, universities are not forbidden to organize guided tours and study visits. Therefore, these activities are permitted, subject to the precautionary measures and norms to contain the spread of coronavirus.

These provisions may change depending on the evolution of the health crisis and in accordance with possible new rules imposed by the Government.

September 23, 2020

Start of the teaching activities a.y 2020-2021

Dear students,

we are finally approaching the start the new academic year’s classes. We all experienced months of intense activities and hard work to provide you with an excellent remote service to those of you who will not be able to attend physically lectures in Polito, as well as welcoming those of you who will access our University premises for the first time after long-time.

We are dealing with a very complex system and it was therefore necessary to work on many aspects:

- adaptation of the audio-visual equipment of 94 classrooms divided on the various campuses in addition to   a classroom of the Mondovì campus;

- acquisition of additional spaces for teaching activities at the ILO Campus of the United Nations;

- upgrading of the digital infrastructure for the management of online lectures and exams;

- installation of temperature control devices at the entrances of the University premises;

- definition of a surveillance and sanitation plan;

- definition of procedures and information systems for accessing the University premises.

 

Some of the student services and university registrar offices activities have started again: you have the possibility to fix an appointment and get physically there to get your smart card, to collect your degree parchment or ask for certificates). Polito libraries and study rooms are open again, as well.

You will be informed on any student services which will be provided again at Polito premises through the usual Polito channels of communication.

I am confident that we will once again be ready to face this challenge together under our motto #ognunoproteggetutti (everyone protects everyone). Of course, the initial weeks will require our utmost attention to face the restart of the activities at our best through the implementation of all precautions needed, first of all,  aiming at the highest safeguard of everyone’s health.

Due to all constraints related to safety provisions in force, our University considered it essential to set up an organization of spaces/areas and working activities with the aim of minimizing the risk of physical closeness and aggregation; this has been done by adopting precautionary measures of prevention and protection and specific guidelines to be applied in the field of higher education and research. This approach has led to fix a limited number of people which can attend physically lectures compared to the overall capacity of the classrooms. After a trial-stage, we may evaluate, with confidence and awareness, the possibility to increase the capacity of the classrooms.

Therefore, a booking system for students has been implemented by the IT Department for accessing and frequenting the University premises (classrooms, student services offices, study rooms, etc.): through this procedure you can make you reservation through your personal page "La mia didattica" – le mie prenotazioni". Reservations for attending lectures in classrooms can be made through the procedure which will be available starting from September 24 at 2 pm (Italian time zone - CEST)

 

In this regard, I kindly invite you to read carefully the following three documents available below. They are extremely important since they represent your guidelines for accessing Politecnico:

These documents may be further modified and integrated over time according to the evolution of the health situation, to the ability to manage and deal the overall system and to the way in which each of us will behave and act over time. 

I would like to draw everyone's attention to the importance of respecting all provisions provided in order to contribute to everyone's safety and to the smooth running of the semester activities.

After the start of classes, we may further evaluate the possibility of increasing the number of in person teaching activities both in terms of number of hours per week and in terms of number of lectures delivered through the blended learning system. All this will take place considering on the one hand the organizational and logistical situation of Politecnico, on the other hand the evolution of the health emergency and the further provisions to be issued by the Italian Government.

If you need any further clarifications, please write us through the usual means of communication. or contact your student representatives who we are constantly in contact with.

Looking forward to meeting you soon, I welcome you at Politecnico and I wish you a good start for your classes!

The Rector

Guido Saracco

 

Admissions to Master’s degre programmes

The Academic Senate has decided that academic year 2019/20 will not be counted towards the number of years of enrolment for the purpose of calculating the average grade of PoliTo graduates who apply for admission to a Master’s degree programme (resolution of the Academic Senate dated 30/05/2020).

More information is available at: https://didattica.polito.it/zxd/site/index/lauree_magistrali/2021/en/home

Student forfeiture

No students will incur in forfeiture (decadenza) on 1st October 2020.

The new rules on forfeiture for a.y. 2021/2022 will be published in the Student Guide 2020/21.

English language requirements

Starting from October Politecnico is going to organize in-person IELTS sessions, registrations are open. More information available on the website of the PoliTo Language Centre: https://didattica.polito.it/cla/en/urgent

Registrar’s Offices/in-person desk services/libraries

Until new provisions are put in place, the in-person front desk service of the Offices listed below is suspended:

-     Student Registrar’s Office and Office of Student Services

-     Office of Orientation, Tutoring, Councelling and Disability Services

-     PhD School and Specializing Master’s programmes and Lifelong Learning School

-     International Affairs Department (Incoming, Outgoing, and Immigration desks)

-     Language Centre

-     Career Service

-     State Examination Unit

The access to the front desks is forbidden. We kindly invite you to use the ticketing service for career procedures and for any information.

The Libraries are closed – see http://www.biblio.polito.it/avvisi/(idnews)/14557

Counseling Service

Thanks to the willingness of the professionals from the Department of Psychology of the Università di Torino – which cooperates with the Politecnico to provide the Counseling Service – the service has been reinforced.

From Monday, March 16, remote counselling sessions will be available, starting from the people who had to interrupt the cycle of sessions and continuing with those who were in the waiting list.

New requests must be forwarded by completing the specific form (in Italian), specifying your institutional mail account (@polito.it). They will be collected in the order of arrival.

A microphone and webcam will be needed to access to each remote session.