For students to return to campus, a high vaccination rate is essential according to the President. By June, the university was able to offer vaccinations for all on-site staff members, flanked by various other state-organized vaccinations campaigns for employees of the Federal State of Hesse. All students and first-semesters will have the opportunity to get vaccinated by the start of the new semester on October 18, 2021,
In addition, Hochschule Geisenheim University has a comprehensive hygiene concept for courses and events on campus, including distance regulations and rules on wearing mouth-and-nose coverings. The university will closely monitor the development of the pandemic in order to adapt the hygiene concept to the current situation. "Nevertheless, we think it is important to bring students back on campus and give them the opportunity to interact with fellow students and lecturers; the social aspect of studying must no longer be neglected," emphasizes Schultz.