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Opening hours during the festive season

No. 52 - 21.12.2020

Göttingen State and University Library (SUB)

The SUB is currently offering a limited lending service. Information about Christmas closure is at
Central Student Advisory Service and Career Service

The Central Student Advisory Service will offer its last telephone consultations before the Christmas holidays on Wednesday 23 December 2020, from 10:00 until 12:00, and will be available again at its regular hours on Monday 4 January 2021. Please see

The Career Service will be taking a break from Wednesday 23 December 2020, up to and including Tuesday 5 January 2021. Please see


Stay fit during the holidays with University Sport. The regular livestream programme will run until 22 December 2020. After that you will find many new online courses in their mediathek. From 4 January to 10 January 2021, University Sport will broadcast three livestreams daily. All info (in German) is at


Grocery shops, pharmacies and other essential shops that have been open despite the recent lockdown will have shorter opening hours due to the holiday season. On Christmas Eve (24 December 2020) and New Year’s Eve (31 December 2020), many shops will be open until 13:00 or 14:00 only. Please see individual signs on their entrance doors. On 25 and 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021, most shops will be closed. Exceptions are petrol stations, kiosks and some bakeries.
Students help students during quarantine

Students help students during quarantine: that’s the name of the Facebook group that offers help and support if you are in quarantine and can’t do your own shopping. It was set up by Göttingen International at the University of Göttingen and is open to all students of our University. Supporters are always welcome.

Emergency and crisis

We wish you a very safe and relaxed holiday break and hope you won’t need these emergency numbers. But remember these services are there for you: do not hesitate to contact them in the event of a personal or family crisis. A good overview of contacts, as well as tips and info for such situations is provided by Studentenwerk (student services).