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LUC The Hague: A Message from the College Board regarding the Corona (COVID-19) Virus

11 March 2020

Dear students,

We have received several questions in relation to the current outbreak of the corona virus (COVID-19) and classes at LUC. We do understand that you are concerned about your health, as well as the health of others. As part of Leiden University, LUC follows the University policies and classes will continue as usual. Please check the general Leiden University guidelines, available here (top of page and question 7) and updated daily.

Given that we have received a certain number of questions relating more specifically to the rules in place at LUC, we would like to inform you about the current situation concerning LUC policies:

Attendance Policy

As Leiden University policy states. all students who have symptoms similar to those of the corona virus (COVID-19) as determined by the RIVM (including coughing or a cold (sneezing, runny nose) or a fever) should refrain from going to their classes. In case you do go to class with these symptoms, the professor may refuse you entrance to the class.  

  • Contact your professors directly when you can’t attend your class due to these symptoms. Send your mail with the study advisors in cc (studyadvisor@luc.leidenuniv.nl).
  • If possible and you feel up to it, attend the class via Skype, after consultation with your professor.
  • Your missed classes will be listed.
  • Due to the current pressure on the health system a note from your doctor is not required in these exceptional circumstances.
  • If you already have absences due to extenuating circumstances and these additional absences mean that you will exceed the absences per class you will receive a replacement assignment to be determined by your professor. You will hence, exceptionally, not fail the course as a consequence of these additional absences.


Regular rules continue to apply for deadlines. In case that you are not able to complete your assignments (essay, presentation, webpost etc) in time caused by any illness, please contact your professor directly to make arrangements.

In all cases

If you have the symptoms mentioned above, please avoid social contact when you can. Replace in person meetings with for example academic staff, support staff or fellow students, with skype meetings or email. If you show up one of such meetings, the professor, study advisor or member of staff may ask you to leave.


On behalf of the College Board,

Lieke Schreel

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