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CATÓLICA-LISBON Campus Reopening

Starting this new chapter in your academic and professional life is exciting and, this year, also stressful due to the current pandemic.  The purpose of this webpage is to provide you with information about our teaching strategy for the Fall semester to help you plan your Undergraduate journey at CATÓLICA-LISBON.

As we are adapting to the context as it changes we will be updating this page with the most updated information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our students come from every corner of the world, so some of you may face greater uncertainty related to travel limitations.  Exceptionally, if you cannot obtain a visa or travel to Portugal by August 31st or face other restrictions related to travelling that prevents you from physically attending classes, you will be able to follow classes remotely and synchronously,  i.e., in real time (Lisbon Timezone). This special status should be asked upon filling in a form request for exemption from physical presence at School and delivering necessary support documentation (travel itinerary, boarding passes, medical declarations, etc).  This status will be exclusively limited to the period in which travelling restrictions apply, being the students expected to return to campus as soon as possible. 

In case you belong to one of the groups of risk defined by health authorities, or you live with someone belonging to one of those groups, a special status can be requested to attend classes remotely. This special status should be asked upon filling in a form request for exemption from physical presence at School and delivering necessary support documentation. 

Classrooms have been equipped with video conferencing technology, allowing remote students to interact with the instructor and classmates in real-time; Instructors will place in the moodle the zoom or teams link to access the class environment.

The school has adopted a system of shifts to guarantee that social distance is respected at the school.

 If you are a 1st year student, check here your section and to which group you are allocated.

If you are a second or third year student, we have created a weekly shift system based on your student ID number. Check here the general shift system:


 

Your professor will share in each one of your courses Moodle pages the link to access the classes remotely. If you have any questions, please contact undergrad.affairs.clsbe@ucp.pt

For the moment, exams are expected to be taken physically on CATÓLICA-LISBON campus. This may change according to the pandemic evolution in the next weeks/ months. Unless the pandemic situation changes, all the mid-term exams (October 17th – 26th), the end-term exams (December 12th – January 12th), and the final exams (January 14th- 23rd)are expected to be taken physically on CATÓLICA-LISBON campus.

The courses will follow the hybrid teaching model that we developed to optimize course experience, within the constraints of the current health and safety protocols.  Our goal is to maintain the value of the on-campus interactions and learning, while ensuring the safety and protection of all members of our community. We strongly encourage you to participate in the hybrid teaching model, so you cannot attend all courses remotely unless for the reasons mentioned in the first and second FAQs above.

Our School will endeavour to offer alternative ways to fulfil this academic mandatory requirement. More information about such alternatives will be communicated later on, depending on the evolution of the sanitary crisis.

Learn in Action activities will be delivered remotely in a blended format: asynchronous and/or synchronous moments. In asynchronous moments, you will be required to perform some tasks at your rhythm within specific deadlines provided by the trainer or the company.

The synchronous moments will require you to be present at the set date and time in an online session (Zoom, Teams, or other video conference platform).

For the usual company sessions, you will have to attend a Zoom session through a link indicated on careerNETwork.

If you need further details or assistance, please contact the Learn in Action team: Learninaction.clsbe@ucp.pt

CATÓLICA-LISBON has received both the COVID SAFE certification from APCER and the COVID OUT certification from ISQ, being the first and only Portuguese business school to obtain double safety certificate.

The courses will follow the that we developed to optimize course experience, within the constraints of the current health and safety protocols. Our goal is to maintain the value of the on-campus interactions and learning, while ensuring the safety and protection of all members of our community.

The School has implemented the following safety measures:

  • Everybody must check body temperature everyday and if any symptoms associated with Covid-19 are detected, they must stay at home.
  • It is mandatory to wear mask in the campus and always walk on the right side to avoid crossing with other people.
  • There are hand sanitizers at the entrance of the building, next to the vending machines and classrooms.

 

 

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