Information on the coronavirus provided by the MCM
Important note: We make every effort to keep our information up to date! However, please note that the latest (and legally binding) information can be found on the pages of the Examination Office, Deanery Office and Rectorate first.
our first "fully-digital" semester is coming to an end. Before providing you with new information about the upcoming weeks and the winter semester, we would like to THANK YOU for your understanding, help, and also your active contributions. Because of you, we have been able to meet the extraordinary challenges this summer semester 2020 has brought. We have grown together and we would like to carry this "spirit" into the winter semester. Therefore, we continue to value your feedback on our courses and our procedures. We look forward to hearing from you.
Furthermore, we will try to support you in answering the most important questions that arise in dealing with Corona and its effects on your studies (at the MCM). Please allow us to clarify though that only the statements of the following institutions are legally binding and obligatory:
FAQ of the MCM
Dates of seminars, lectures, tutorials offered by the MCM
Where can I find the current dates of MCM seminars and courses?
You can find the dates for the current summer semester as well as for the upcoming winter semester in the course catalogue LSF and on the MCM homepage. All other course specific information can be found on Learnweb.
All exam dates and locations can be found on the website of the Examination Office. Please contact your course supervisor if you have detailed questions about the implementation in your course.
In general, the following periods are valid for the upcoming winter semester:
Official start of semester: October 1, 2020
Orientation week: from October 26, 2020, details will be announced via the student body of our faculty
Start of lectures: November 2, 2020
- 1st term from November 2 until December 11, 2020
- 2nd term from December 14 until February 12, 2021
End of lectures: February 12, 2010
How do the courses of the winter semester take place?
We are currently planning to offer the majority of courses via digital platforms, with certain elements of presence. This approach provides us with the flexibility required with regard to the currently hard-to-predict situation in the fall. Please keep in mind that until there is a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus, larger gatherings of people in closed and tight rooms will carry a substantial risk of infections.
Digital courses will be again offered via Zoom. Detailed instructions for the use and the applications in the courses are shared via the respective course supervisors on Learnweb. General information about the software Zoom can also be found on the homepage of the WWU IT.
Registration for exams, exam dates, inspection etc.
Where can I find the current exam dates and registration periods?
Please check the homepage of the Examination Office regularly – there you will find the current exam dates and registration periods for the semester.
As of today, we expect the following examination periods:
Early examination period WT 2020/21
The early examinations will take place from December 16 until December 22, 2020 (if necessary also on Fridays and Saturdays before: December 5, December 11, December 12, 2020).
Regular examination period WT 2020/21
The regular examinations will take place from February 15, 2021 until February 26, 2021 (if necessary also on the Saturday before: February 13, 2021).
Where can I find the current dates for the exam inspection?
The Examination Office is responsible for the overall organization of the inspection. Details can be expected to be shared on the homepage of the Examination Office shortly.
Which examination forms and modalities will apply for the coming winter semester?
Please visit the homepage of the Examination Office for more information.
Theses at the MCM
I am expected to pick up the topic of my project/ seminar/bachelor or master thesis within the next weeks. What do I have to consider?
As a result of the current health and hygiene requirements, we will keep the MCM building (including the Heribert Meffert Library) closed until further notice, but at least until the end of the semester (i.e., September 30th). Only employees (including studentischer Hilfskräfte) will have regular access.
We therefore follow the procedure of the last months:
The registration form (“Leitkarte”) with your topic and the name of your supervisor will be sent to you by the respective chair/institute (secretary's office or supervisor) as a PDF document via e-mail on the day of pick up.
You must sign the card and return it to the sender within 24 hours via e-mail (please send us a scan or a photo).
- The original registration form should be submitted once the situation allows this again, i.e. when the MCM building is accessible for students again.
I am currently writing a project/ seminar/bachelor or master thesis. Is my supervision ensured, and how?
Your supervision is ensured. Until further notice, supervision will be provided generally by telephone, digital platforms or e-mail. Please discuss specific appointments with your supervisor via e-mail.
For my thesis I need books from the Meffert Library, which - in contrast to the ULB - is still closed. What can I do?
Please contact your supervisor directly or the library staff. In general, you can arrange a borrowing.
I will hand in my project/seminar/bachelor or master thesis within the next weeks. What do I have to do?
- Students must submit their work in printed format again. The date stamp on the envelope is the valid date of submission.
- Personal submission: Students can also use the WWU mailbox (address: Am Schlossplatz 2, 48143 Münster) in case the (small) MCM mailbox (address: Am Stadtgraben 13-15, 48143 Münster) is full. To make it easier for the university´s staff to distribute your thesis internally, please label it with the MCM address in both cases.
- submission: please use the MCM address (same as before).
- A personal submission is not allowed.
- If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor.
Pick up of documents (certificates etc.)
I need an important certificate/document. How can I get this?
The MCM building remains closed and will be accessible only to university employees (including student assistants); the entrance door will be locked (see above). If you have a specific enquiry regarding your studies, please contact the person in charge or the secretary of the respective chair/institute by telephone or e-mail. In several situations, it is now sufficient for students to send required documents electronically only and submit paper versions at a later point. Please check with the Examination office whether this applies to your particular case.
What happens to my course planning if events are rescheduled and I cannot attend them?
If you need support to schedule your studies in Marketing, the contact person for the Master's coordination, Ms. Janina Wiebringhaus, will help you with further planning.
Who can I contact if I have any questions?
If you have any questions regarding the course and event planning of the MCM, please contact the contact person of the Master Coordination, Ms. Janina Wiebringhaus.