Mask recommended for indoor areas

Since 14 March 2022, the wearing of masks is no longer mandatory. However, in view of the resurgence of cases of COVID at the University, it seems important to us to strongly recommend its use indoors.

We would also like to remind you that barrier measures must be respected and the premises ventilated as much as possible.

The epidemic is not over and people infected with COVID, whatever their age, may experience fatigue that can have a lasting impact on all their activities and sometimes severe symptoms. It is therefore important not to relax our vigilance.

Reminder of barrier gestures:

wash hands very regularly, greet without shaking hands, avoid hugging, keep a distance of at least 1 metre as soon as possible, cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a handkerchief, use a single-use handkerchief and throw it away, avoid touching your face

Special provisions apply in the BIU, SUAPS courses, cafeterias, etc.: ask for information.


If you have COVID symptoms, call your GP or a doctor.

If you have been in contact with someone who is COVID+ or who needs to be tested: call your GP or a doctor for advice on what to do.

If you have any questions about your course (attendance, etc.), please contact your Faculty, School or Institute.

For all medical questions, and in particular for students at risk of COVID, you can contact the preventive medicine service.

For all other questions: email.

41 ambassadors deployed on different campuses

Trained by the Service commun de médecine préventive et de promotion de la santé (SCMPPS), these 41 students are present on the different sites of the University of Montpellier to inform you and remind you of the barrier gestures.

In view of the exceptional circumstances, we should bear in mind that the government's measures are designed to protect the health of all. Close physical encounters between people should be limited.

Finding yourself, a solution: vaccination

Vaccination against COVID has a double protective dimension, individual and collective. It reduces the risk of infection to those around you and is currently the only way to prevent severe forms of the disease. The university is a place where we constantly interact with others, so it is important to achieve the highest possible vaccination coverage among students and staff.

There are several opportunities to get vaccinated over the next few days at three university sites.

The validated calendar is below. It is possible to come without an appointment.

If you are unsure, it is also possible to get advice on vaccination, without necessarily being vaccinated. For those who have one, the "carte vitale" is necessary.

We hope that you will take advantage of this system, which has been set up directly at our university, so that this academic year can take place in the classroom.

1st dose
At the MDE Triolet on 7 October, 11am-3.30pm, no appointment necessary
At the MDE Richter, 14 October, 11am-3.30pm, no appointment necessary

1st and 2nd dose
Pharmacy site on 12 October, 11am-3.30pm, no appointment necessary
MDE Triolet on 18 October, 11am-3.30pm, no appointment necessary

You can also download the addresses of the different vaccination centres near the different campuses of the University of Montpellier and throughout Occitania.

Information for staff and students

Travel to UM sites

To get to practical training courses, access the University Libraries, health services, etc.

It is essential that you bring :

  • a travel certificate available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior or on the " Tous Anti-Covid" application. Tick the reason "Travel between home and the place of professional activity or an educational or training establishment, professional travel that cannot be postponed, travel for a competition or an examination".
  • a proof of identity,
  • provide proof from the institution that the trip in question falls within the scope of authorised cases.


To help you live better in this confinement:

  • your Preventive Medicine service remains open and provides appointments for medical visits and/or specialised consultations (psychology, dietetics). To make an appointment, contact your branch office, whose contact details can be found on Consultations are preferably held in person, but telephone consultations are also possible. Our team takes all the necessary sanitary measures to ensure your safety.
  • The University Health Centre (CSU) is open, by appointment only, at the usual times (10am-2pm and 3pm-6.30pm), and provides all face-to-face consultations: medical, psychological and gynaecological. For students who are already patients, teleconsultations are possible. Contacts: or by email.
  • A toll-free number answers your questions about COVID-19, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0.800.130.000
    For any emergency, call 15.


The Disability Service and the Occupational Medicine Service are available to answer your questions about exam and/or study accommodations, access to digital course content, etc.

Financial difficulty

Whether or not you are a scholarship holder, the UM and the CROUS maintain their social aid system, particularly the emergency aid.

The student life service of the Campus Life Department works in conjunction with the CROUS social service to help you.
To request emergency assistance, click here.

Digital access

The UM provides its students⸱e⸱s with Zoom Education and Microsoft Office 365 Education licenses free of charge.

Zoom Education allows you to hold online meetings as part of your lessons or personal collaborative work.

Microsoft Office 365 Education provides access to Teams, the Microsoft office suite tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint...) and the OneDrive file storage function. These tools can be used directly online (choose license A1) or available for download (choose license A3).

To access these tools, log on to your ENT UM(, Teaching tab: ZOOM and TEAMS/OFFICE 365 tabs.

Digital equipment :

If you do not have a computer, you can contact your UFR, School or Institute, which may have considered solutions. PCs are also available in the BUs(by appointment). The student life service is available to help you find a solution.

UM University Libraries: open by appointment

The BUs are open by appointment only to allow you to return or borrow documents and materials and to work on site.

In order to guarantee the safety of both users and staff, sanitary measures and rules for the use of collections and spaces in the BUs have been adapted. It is up to each person to respect these measures, in particular the wearing of masks, barrier gestures and physical distancing.

How to make an appointment?

Information / orientation / professional integration

The SCUIO-IP continues to answer all your questions.

Find all their services, telephone contacts and social networks on

Email contact

Student Associations

The Student Life Service remains mobilised to support your initiatives, in particular to fight against social isolation during confinement.
Contact email

For all questions related to these provisions, students from the Student Life Office are at your disposal.
Email contact

Dear students,

We look forward to your presence at the University this autumn. However, as the Covid-19 epidemic has not had a lasting respite, reinforced precautionary measures are necessary.

Wearing a mask has thus become compulsory on all University sites, for everyone, in all places, inside and outside. Failure to comply with the obligation to wear a mask constitutes a breach of the University's internal regulations and may result in sanctions. Exceptionally, two washable masks will be offered to you by the University. Distribution is currently carried out by each Faculty, School or Institute.

If you are at potential risk of a serious form of COVID, you must systematically wear medical masks which can be prescribed by a doctor.
Students who are known to be vulnerable to COVID, with a medical certificate, can request accommodations to their studies, in the spirit of the accommodations granted for disabilities, by contacting the preventive medicine service by e-mail.

In addition to wearing a mask, the barrier gestures must always be applied with vigilance, and it remains very important to wash one's hands very regularly and to do this, numerous hydroalcoholic gel dispensers have been installed on the various sites.

If you are positive for COVID, if you have been in contact at risk* with a COVID+ person or if you have COVID symptoms, we invite you to consult your GP as a matter of priority to find out what to do. If you do not know a doctor, you can call 0 800 130 000 (free service and call) which will be able to direct you to a general practitioner. You can inform the COVID correspondents at your faculty, school or institute or the school authorities of your situation by noting your telephone number, your date of birth and the date on which you took a test (or are going to take one) or the date on which you experienced symptoms. This information will be communicated to the Agence Régionale de Santé (ARS) and will facilitate the fight against the virus by breaking the chains of contamination. You can also consult the Santé Publique France information sheets (downloadable at the end of this message).

The University's services(libraries, common service of information, orientation and professional insertion (SCUIO-IP), Common Service of Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion (SCMPPS), Handiversity, Art & Culture, Common Service of Physical and Sports Activities (SUAPS) and Student Life Service) have mobilised to accompany you on a daily basis by proposing an operation that is as close as possible to the "normal" operation of a university.

Finally, as the beginning of the academic year is usually synonymous withfestive and integration events, we would like to remind you that the organisation of such events within the University of Montpellier is not authorised. In view of the rebound observed in the epidemic, we also strongly advise you against organising and participating in this type of event outside the university. They are particularly conducive to the spread of the virus. We also remind you that hazing is an offence punishable by 6 months imprisonment and a 7500 euro fine. It is strictly forbidden.

We know that the context of this new academic year is difficult for you. However, this should not affect your motivation and your desire to succeed: together with the management of the UFR, School and Institutes and the teaching teams, we are doing everything possible to ensure that your year goes as smoothly as possible.

We thank you in advance for your determination to fight the spread of the epidemic and wish you a successful academic year.

Yours sincerely

Philippe Augé
President of the University

Alexis Vandeventer
Student Vice-President

* At-risk contact: any person who has had direct contact with a confirmed case in one of the following situations without effective protective measure(s) (surgical mask worn by the case or contact person, consumer mask manufactured according to AFNOR standard or equivalent worn by the case AND contact person, hygienic mouthpiece or other physical separation e.g. glass or Plexiglas):

  • Student or teacher of the same class or group ;
  • Student, teacher or other staff :
    • who have shared the same living quarters as the confirmed or probable case;
    • who have had direct face-to-face contact with a case, within 1 metre, for any length of time (e.g. conversation, eating, flirting, hugging, kissing). On the other hand, people encountered in the public space in a fleeting manner are not considered to be contacts at risk;
    • having provided or received hygiene or care;
    • having shared a confined space (office or meeting room, personal vehicle...) for at least 15 minutes with a case, or having been face-to-face with a case for several episodes of coughing or sneezing.

Consult the Santé Publique France fact sheets:

Dear students,

The gradual deconfinement of our country started on 11 May. Although you will be away from the campuses until September, you are still at the centre of our concerns. While exams have started in many departments, the issues of internships, mobility, enrolment... are all subjects on which we are concentrating, in collaboration with the directors of the UFR, Schools and Institutes.

We are also particularly attentive to the fight against student insecurity.

We would therefore like to draw your attention to the exceptional aid of 200 euros proposed by the Government in order to help, on the one hand, students who have lost a job/internship due to the Covid-19 crisis and, on the other hand, overseas students who have remained in metropolitan France. This aid is aimed at students in initial training, whether or not they have a grant. To apply, the students concerned must complete a form available on the government website.
Students from overseas can also benefit from negotiated rates for their return journey(

But beyond these measures, the University of Montpellier remains fully committed to responding to social emergencies. The Fonds de Solidarité et de Développement des Initiatives Étudiantes (FSDIE) social fund has been increased to respond to requests for exceptional financial aid. This aid scheme can be combined with State or CROUS aid to enable students in difficulty to meet their needs. All the information is online here.

Moreover, for those of you who, due to lack of means, cannot access digital services, the University of Montpellier offers exceptional financial aid to enable you to subscribe to an internet package, to modify your current subscription or to acquire a 4G key. To benefit from this aid, contact the Student Life Service of the UM.

In addition, the various university services remain at your disposal to assist you: thus, if you wish to contact a health professional (doctor, psychologist, etc.), you can contact the Service Commun de Médecine Préventive et de Promotion de la Santé (Common Service for Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion ) or the Centre de Soins Universitaire (CSU) in Montpellier by making an appointment on or by e-mail.

Further information about student life can be found on the university's website

We remain at your side thanks to the involvement of the teaching and administrative teams who are mobilised to maintain university life, even at a distance.

Yours sincerely

Philippe AUGÉ
President of the University

Student Vice-President

Dear students,
Faced with the containment situation, the only way to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our University has organised itself to pursue its essential missions as best as possible, particularly that of providing you with a quality education.

Many subjects are still sensitive: the interruption of work experience, particularly internships, the digital divide, and social difficulties remain problematic. In collaboration with the directors of the UFRs, Schools and Institutes and thanks to the involvement of the teaching teams and our services, everything is done to provide you with the most appropriate teaching solutions. Please continue to check your university emails to find out about the various arrangements organised by your component. We know that the issue of exams is one of your main concerns. This is legitimate. We are working on different hypotheses even though we have no knowledge of the date on which the University will be able to resume its usual activities. We ask for your patience.

Such an upheaval in the organisation of your studies and in your personal life, in this difficult general context, can be a source of unease, anxiety and isolation but, as we repeat, social distancing should not be a social break.

We are therefore presenting to you, following this e-mail, the provisions of the directorates and services of our university which are intended to accompany you during this delicate period in terms of student life, health, disability, social aid, professional integration, documentation, culture and sport.

We will also support student initiatives to combat social isolation.

Sadly, our campuses are deserted but we stand by you.

We know that you are courageous in adversity and we send a special thought to those of you who are currently on placement in the hospital services and to those who are facing a difficult situation.

Yours sincerely

Philippe AUGE
President of the University

Student Vice-President

Dear students,

Following the announcements of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Government, a lockdown has been put in place, resulting in the suspension of classroom classes. Faced with this unprecedented situation, the University of Montpellier is fully mobilized to develop measures to allow you to continue your university life as well as possible. First of all, let us keep in mind that the deployment of these measures is part of an objective to protect the health of all and that the use of remote communication tools must be the rule.

Our first objective was to ensure educational continuity despite the epidemic. To guarantee this, the directors of the UFRs, Schools and Institutes are in daily contact with those responsible for teaching and remain your privileged contacts in this area.

I am also aware of your concerns about future internships and examinations. I want you to know that the decisions and measures that will be taken with the headmasters reflect our desire to support you so that this pandemic does not penalise you in any way in your studies and that equal opportunities are respected.

This applies to all students and more particularly to students with disabilities, for whom the Handiversity Service remains mobilised. Similarly, we are working with the Ministry to find solutions for students who find themselves stranded abroad.

In addition, the SCUIO-IP continues to answer all your questions about career guidance or professional integration. You can find the services and contacts by email.

Beyond these pedagogical questions, the period we are going through can become a source of anxiety, worry and malaise.

Social distancing, which is often mentioned, must not be a social break.

In conjunction with the University's Student Vice-President, Alexis Vandeventer, I decided that a number of actions should be continued or initiated.

Thus, access to the resources and online services of the Common Documentation Service remains available from theENT (Library tile). This is already the case for the books, journals and databases that you are currently consulting and in the course of the next week, other resources will be available, including novels and comics. Online courses or tutorials to help with documentary research are available on Moodle or on the University of Montpellier's channel. Personalized research assistance sessions (appointment with a librarian) as well as a remote question and answer service are available by email or via

Similarly, if you wish to continue to enjoy a cultural offer during the confinement, we propose you to discover, read and listen to contents via the Facebook account Art & culture Université de Montpellier.

In the next few days, the University Physical and Sports Activities Service will be providing you with a number of tutorials aimed at maintaining physical activity and relaxing.

The student associations in conjunction with the Student Life Office are also available to provide support if you feel isolated.

In case of medical concerns, you can contact the Service Commun de Médecine Préventive et de Promotion de la Santé (SCMPPS). Your message will be directed to a health professional. The University Care Centre (CSU) in Montpellier also remains open and continues to provide medical and psychological consultations. You can make an appointment on

Finally, the CROUS maintains its emergency aid system for students who need it.

For any situation, the services of the Campus Life Department are at your disposal to guide and assist you.

Finally, I would like to assure you of the full solidarity and support of the University of Montpellier in the face of this major crisis.

Yours sincerely

Philippe AUGE
President of the University

All Anti Covid" application

Launched on 22 October 2020the application "AllAntiCovid aims to make it easier for people who have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 to be informed and to speed up their treatment. This new application complements existing barrier measures.

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Scientific potential

With the CEMIPAI service laboratory, which is one of the largest L3 microbiological safety research structures in France, the University of Montpellier and the CNRS offer the scientific community the opportunity to work in a controlled atmosphere on infectious biological samples and class 3 biological agents, such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis viruses or mosquito-borne viruses (Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika), pathogenic bacteria and prions.

CEMIPAI works in particular with researchers from theMontpellier Infectious Diseases Research Institute (IRIM / UM, CNRS), those from the multidisciplinary research unit Pathogenesis and Control of Chronic Infections (PCCI / Inserm, UM, EFS) on the question of antibodies, and those from theMax Mousseron Biomolecules Institute (IBMM / CNRS, UM, ENSCM).

Solidarity with carers and patients

In solidarity with carers and patients, the University is organising a collection of medical equipment (protective masks, gloves, gowns) in the research laboratories for the benefit of the Montpellier University Hospital. This operation is coordinated by Pr Jacques Mercier, Vice-President in charge of research.

Facilities set up by the University of Montpellier

  • Around the President of the University, a specific steering committee coordinates the institutional functioning of the institution.
  • Bi-weekly conference calls of the Directors of the Departments, Schools and Institutes conducted by the Presidency.
  • Daily telephone conferences of Directors and Heads of central and common services and of the administrative Directors of the UFRs, Schools and Institutes led by the Director General of Services.
  • Information of the CHSCT.

For the so-called essential activities which must be carried out in person, an organisation and procedures are put in place by the directors of the structure to ensure that the reception on site is carried out in the best possible conditions in terms of hygiene and safety:

  • Implementation of appropriate "barrier" and prevention measures (hydroalcoholic solutions, gloves and masks if necessary).
  • Daily monitoring to establish a detailed status of personnel on site to ensure monitoring and protection.
  • Social monitoring and telephone hotline of the joint service for preventive medicine and health promotion.
  • A specific e-mail address to answer all questions.
  • Regular and targeted communication via email and social networks.
  • Dedicated pages on the UM websites (students, public) and intranet (staff) to follow the news related to the pandemic and to disseminate health instructions.
  • Regular updating of the institution's digital devices webpage and creation of a service centre hotline.

Given the organisation of the University, its multi-site location and its mode of operation, the pedagogical organisation is the responsibility of the UFR, School and Institutes. Each structure has therefore developed its own version of the educational continuity plan. UFR, School and Institutes are therefore the privileged contact for students.

  • Generalization of distance learning practices with the mobilization of DSIN teams to support teachers.
  • Increased use of existing digital systems at institutional level(Moodle, Video, etc.) and at national level(SupNumérique, FunMOOC, Thematic Digital Universities, etc.).
  • Consideration is being given to the timing of examinations and the adaptation, where appropriate, of alternative ways of testing knowledge.
  • Implementation of amendments to the internship agreements to take into account the diversity of situations (teleworking, postponement, interruption, etc.).
  • Establishment of a social aid system for internationally mobile students who have difficulties (particularly linked to increases in transport costs) in returning to France in conjunction with the CROUS.
  • Maintaining support for specific groups (high-level athletes, artists, student employees) and in particular for students with disabilities.

Particularly vigilant on the issue of equal opportunities, the University takes into account the potential digital divide for some students (lack of equipment, problem of access to the Internet network). Discussions are underway with the Occitanie Region to find solutions and make computers available to students, for example.

"Social distancing, which is often mentioned, must not be a social rupture

In conjunction with the University's Student Vice-President, it was decided that a number of actions should continue or be initiated, including

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation regarding the continuity of research, only essential activities that could not be carried out remotely were maintained in person. This is of course also the case for the activity of laboratories involved in research on the COVID19 epidemic or comparable epidemics, a field in which the University of Montpellier is particularly involved.

  • Limitation of face-to-face research activities and use of telework and distance work with some exceptions.
  • Continuation of the activities of laboratories whose interruption of certain manipulations would lead to the loss of essential, sensitive or particularly complex scientific studies or would be difficult to reorganise.
  • Consideration and support for the 24 companies (start-ups) present on the sites, as close as possible to the laboratories, through exemptions from charges.

Further information

Various local, national and international studies are underway on containment issues. We invite you to participate in them:

The research team of the National Resource and Resilience Centre, supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, wants to assess the impact of midlife on the mental health of university students. To do this, we need your participation.

In order for this study to be representative and relevant, we invite you to answer the various questionnaires sent throughout the study. You will be asked to complete the questionnaires several times (every month during the confinement if it is extended and then every 3 months or so) for a period of one year from the start of the national confinement. The questionnaires are anonymous, at no time will your identity be known.

If you feel unsettled or in difficulty during or after completing the questionnaire, please do not hesitate to ask for support. Information is available on the website of the National Resource and Resilience Centre (CN2R). You can also contact the national medical-psychological support and care system on the freephone number 24/7 (0 800 130 000) or your GP. In case of emergency, call the SAMU-centre 15 by dialling 15.

Share your feelings about containment, your health status & contribute to the advancement of research and knowledge on the coronavirus:

The CONFINS study is a collaborative research project that aims to better understand the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, commonly known as COVID-19, and containment on your well-being and mental health. We also want to better understand your views and fears about this epidemic, its treatments and vaccines.

This survey is conducted by a research team from MONTPELLIER RECHERCHE EN ECONOMIE (MRE, University of Montpellier).

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