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Do you have a question about the health crisis?

Contact the referent :

For any medical question :


Find all the information on the dedicated website :

Respect barrier gestures

  • Wash your hands very regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a handkerchief (single use)
  • Use single-use tissues and discard them.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from others.
  • Salute without shaking hands, avoid hugs and kisses.
  • In addition to these gestures, wear a mask

Message from the President - November 20, 2020

Dear students,

As you know, the health situation in the country with regard to Covid-19 has led the President of the Republic and the Government to take lockdown measures. This situation is distressing and the ways of working and living are strongly disrupted as a result.
In such a context, if you feel the need for psychological support and counselling, the University of Orléans Health Department can help you. If this is the case, simply make an appointment via the website :

You will also find on the site dedicated to the health crisis, all the available assistance and all the institution's actions related to the health situation.

Take care of yourself.
Yours sincerely,

    Ary Bruand



Message from the President - November 9, 2020

Dear students,

Please find attached the note on outgoing international mobility in the context of the CoVID-19 health crisis in the odd semester.

Yours sincerely

    Ary Bruand



Message from the President - November 4, 2020

Dear students,

Pedagogical continuity depends on digital technology. It requires a certain level of equipment and proficiency in the use of the Institution's resources.

In order to be prepared to manage your distance learning, the university will accompany you during this week of transition.

1° Useful advice


2° Students with digital difficulties

What is a student with digital difficulties?

  • No computer and no resources to buy one.
  • Your computer is down and there is no possibility to have it repaired quickly.
  • No internet access or insufficient access (even when changing providers).

If you are enrolled at the University of Orleans and you are in at least one of these cases, you can benefit from the different systems available to you:

3° Need for assistance

Find all the information you need to learn about the digital environment made available by the university:

In case of problems, contact the digital tutors or for specific questions:


I wish you a successful learning experience with the tools of the university that will allow you to continue your studies regardless of the changing circumstances we are experiencing.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones,

Le Président


Message from the President - October 30, 2020

Dear students

As you know, the health situation in the country regarding Covid-19 has led the President of the Republic and the Government to take lockdown measures, some of which concern universities. A first decree, published yesterday, specifies a number of these measures.

Firstly, lectures (CM) and classes (TD) will take place entirely remotely at least until December 1st, 2020.
Practical works (TP) that can be implemented at a distance will be implemented remotely. On the other hand, your supervisors will inform you if certain practical works of your program will require your presence, and will inform you of the time slots for these classes. A specific health protocol will then be communicated to you.
The physical and sports activities necessary for STAPS programs can be maintained. However, here again, a specific health protocol will have to be implemented.

Secondly, face-to-face evaluations can be carried out, especially terminal examinations. Your teachers will inform you whether the evaluations they are responsible for will be done remotely or face-to-face.
If you are unable to attend the classroom tests (contrôle continu), please ask your teachers about the possibility of switching to the Special Student Regime (Régime spécial d’étudiant) to be evaluated only at the terminal examination (if your program allows this status). Be aware, however, that if your exams are held face-to-face, not attending these exams will result in an absence (justified or unjustified, depending on whether you have a medical certificate or a waiver of attendance or not) and therefore a failure to complete your semester.

In order to apply the new health measures in the best possible conditions, and depending on the context, some faculties may have to suspend classes during the week of November 2nd to 6th. You will be notified as soon as possible of what has been decided for your program.
Besides, no evaluations nor practical works will take place during the week of November 2nd to 6th, 2020.

I would like to remind you that the University of Orléans will not compromise on the quality of the degrees it will deliver. If all the scheduled classroom hours cannot take place, all the fundamental contents will be covered. The skills targeted by the programs do not change, it is the pedagogical practices that have to adapt. There is no question of awarding modules or semesters without the associated knowledge and skills being acquired. All the graduates of our university will have earned the academic titles obtained through their work and perseverance, despite a very difficult context.

Finally, even if the Covid testing procedures on Mondays are suspended until further notice, our University Health Service remains at your disposal. Whether you need psychological support, advice on your Covid-19 situation, financial assistance or access to a computer for your on-line courses, do not hesitate to check the dedicated sections of our website.

Rest assured that the entire institution is strongly committed to the students while preserving the health of each and every one of them.

Yours sincerely,

Le Président


Message from the President - April 3, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Students,

After almost three weeks of lockdown, I hope you are doing well. A number of you have sent us your questions using the form on the university's website and we are making sure to answer each of them within a short time.

This form (located at the bottom of the FAQ page) is at your disposal for any questions you may have. It is also the occasion to let us know about any difficulties you may have. I encourage you to use it limitlessly!

During this crisis, I want all students and staff of the University to be able to benefit from at least one week's holiday as initially planned in the university calendar. A period of holidays will be set within each of your Faculties during the Easter holidays from 13 to 26 April.

This message is also intended to remind you that in order to face the crisis we are going through, the university continues to implement a number of initiatives to support you.

  • For students who do not have computer equipment allowing them to access the online courses and to do their assignements or who do not have access to an internet network :

If you or any of your classmates do not have access to a computer and/or do not have an internet connection, you can contact: or 06 38 49 19 06.

A text message to this effect will be sent very soon to all students so that they can easily alert us.

After studying the situation, a laptop can be lent to you temporarily. Other alternative solutions are being studied. Please only come forward if you are experiencing difficulties or if you know fellow students who are experiencing difficulties in accessing a computer and/or the internet!

  • Continue to practice a sport during the period of lockdown :

The Service Universitaire des Activités Physiques Sportives et d'Expression (SUAPSE) helps you to maintain a regular physical activity during the lockdown period and provides you with a special page dedicated to the practice of sports :

  • Continue to enrich yourselves culturally during lockdown:

The Cultural Service of the University invites you to discover a certain number of events that are proposed to you on the Web: .

  • If you are facing financial difficulties :

The CROUS has set up an emergency aid scheme by allocating e-cards (vouchers) to students in the CROUS social service's field of competence (students regularly enrolled at the university, scholarship holders).

Information on how to benefit from this aid is available via the link:

Applications should be sent to the following address:

For any question related to your accommodation in the CROUS residence, please check the following section: 

The University can also help you. Please contact us using the form on the page:

section: Social aid – Scholarships

A social worker will contact you to assess your situation and, if eligible, you may file for financial assistance.

  • Health problems :

If you experience problems and wish to contact a health professional, you can use the following form:

section: Health

Our nurses will then contact you. They are in contact with doctors who will also be able to communicate with you by phone if necessary.

  • Psychological difficulties :

If you experience psychological difficulties, particularly due to the lockdown situation we are going through, the University Health Service can help you. To do so, please use the form available on the page: .

Section: Health

You also have the possibility to contact a psychologist of theassociation apsytude Contact : or tel: +33 6 27 86 91 83

You will be put in touch with a psychologist from the institution.

If you feel isolated and would like to be able to exchange with other students, you can also connect to the Discord platform:

  • For Students with disabilities :

If you have temporary or permanent difficulties related to a disability, or to a particular situation, the Passerelle Handicap (Student Disability Service) remains at your disposal. You can contact it at the following address:

  • For international students :

Specific pages have been set up for your attention:

« You are an international student in Orléans » :

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and form to ask all your questions:

As a reminder, the university's website is continuously updated with new information to help you. A Frequently Asked Questions page (FAQ) is also available online to answer a number of your questions:

A form is also available on the same page so that you can ask any questions you may have and report any problems.

Please take care of yourself.

Yours sincerely,

Ary Bruand


Message from the President - March 26, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Students,

As you may have noticed, the university's website has been updated with new information about the consequences for your studies of the health crisis we are going through. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section has been put online to answer a number of your questions :

The form is here to answer questions you may have that are not answered in the FAQs.

It is now established that what we have experienced this past week will continue and that we will have to continue to adapt.

If you encounter any difficulties whatsoever, do not hesitate to contact us using the form and specifying the domain concerned by your question:

- Foreign students

- International mobility

- Administration - Programs

- Apprenticeship - Continuing Education

- Accommodation - Catering

- Health

- Social Aid / Scholarship

- Security

- Events

- Others

an answer will be given to you by personnel having competence in these various fields.

In a previous message, I mentioned information transmitted by the CROUS during a meeting which had been organized by the Rector's Office with the Presidents of the various higher education institutions in the region concerning the payment of rents for the months of March and April.

Since that exchange, the position has turned out to be significantly different from what had been announced and only students who have left their university residence, even temporarily, before 31 March 2020 will be exempt from rent, on the understanding that no notice period will apply.

However, the CROUS has since set up an emergency aid system by allocating e-cards to students in the CROUS social service area.

Information on how to benefit from this aid can be accessed via the following link :

Applications should be sent to the following address:

As a reminder, a specific page "You are an international student in Orleans", has also been set up and is accessible via the following link :

You can find different information (visa, derogatory certificate if you go out etc.)
Please take care of yourself

Yours sincerely

Ary Bruand


Message from the President - March 21, 2020

The CROUS is asking us to inform you that from Monday, it will set up an e-card system for students in difficulty, allowing you to make essential purchases.

This service will be accessible from Monday on the CROUS website:

As the procedure is dematerialized, it does not require to get out of the residence. This support system is accessible to all students at the University of Orléans, including international students accommodated on the campus at the University of Orléans.

For students housed in CROUS residences:

Students living in CROUS residences will be exempt from the rent for April.

If you have difficulty paying your rent for March, please contact the CROUS Social Services at the following address:

If you are planning to leave your student accommodation, whether it is a CROUS accommodation or an accommodation from the private sector, the information currently in our possession indicates that it will be very difficult for you to move around the French territory.

As a certain number of students have only restricted access, or even no access to the internet, please pass on this information as widely as possible to those around you.

For any question related to your accommodation in the CROUS residence: I invite you to check the following link:

For any other question:

Remember that a form has been set up on the university's website at the following address:

and more specifically for international students:

The FAQ will be put online very soon and will be regularly updated.

Please take care of yourself

Yours sincerely

Ary Bruand

Message from the President - March 19, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Students,

As you may have noticed, your university e-mail system has been malfunctioning for the last few days.

The University's Information Systems Department has done a huge amount of work and since this morning, sending and receiving messages to and from your messaging system is once again possible.

Work continues on restoring the messaging system.

At this time, your mailboxes only contain messages received since Tuesday, March 17 at 5pm.

Emails prior to Friday 13 March morning will be restored gradually.

However, a large part of the mails sent between Friday 13 March morning and Tuesday 17 March 5pm will not be recovered.

Your Faculties have been asked to alert all the professors so that all the messages that would have been sent to you during this period are sent to you again.

The storage capacity of the mail server has been increased so that more mails can be sent during the period we are going through.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

In addition, in order to answer your many questions, a FAQ has been set up on the university's website

The university will progressively add elements in this section in order to complete the Ministry's FAQs for more specific questions

For questions related to international issues, you can also check the following link :

Finally, for all requests whose answers cannot be found on both FAQs , a form (at the bottom of the FAQ page) has been set up to allow you to ask your questions by targeting them by heading.

It replaces the generic address: , which will no longer be operational.


Ary Bruand


Message from the President - March 16, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The President of the Republic has just announced a number of measures, including the restriction of movement to those who are essential.

The University will be totally closed (training, research and administration) as of tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March.

As I have already mentioned, a plan for pedagogical continuity has been implemented and the training teams are currently working on adapting the various training courses in view of the exceptional situation we are facing. Information specific to each training course will be sent to you very shortly.

Please check your e-mail every day to keep yourself informed of the evolution of the situation and the instructions given by the school.

Information is also available on the university's website at the following address

They will be updated as necessary.

Remaining alert to any difficulties you may encounter

Yours sincerely,

Ary Bruand

President's Message - March 16, 2020

For students staying in university residences :

We have been informed by the CROUS that all university restaurants will be closed as of today.

Of course, the residences remain open

Yours sincerely,

Ary Bruand


President's Message - March 15, 2020

Ladies, Gentlemen, Dear Students,

Following the announcement of the university closures, I would like to provide you with a few clarifications on the conditions under which the University of Orléans will operate in the coming weeks.

Classes on the different campuses are suspended until further notice and the premises (classrooms, lecture halls, BU) will therefore be closed.

In order to guarantee pedagogical continuity, those in charge of training are currently working on setting up alternative solutions (online courses, provision of teaching aids...) to enable you to continue your training at a distance.

On the basis of these arrangements, the modalities of knowledge control (terminal exams, continuous controls...) will be adapted if necessary and the schedules re-examined.

The component managers are responsible, in conjunction with the training teams, for making the necessary adjustments to the training models in the light of the situation.

The CROUS residences remain open. See the section dedicated to the CROUS for more details.

Current or future training courses in France (outside of risk zones - clusters) remain for the time being subject to the condition that the structure (company, public establishment, etc.) to which you are expected to go is able to accommodate you.

As regards work-linked training courses, the university training sequences will be kept at a distance according to the initially established schedule.

As the number of establishments closing their doors continues to increase, it has been decided to suspend from today all departures on international mobility (study and internship).

Rest assured that everything will be done during the delicate period we are going through so that no student will be penalized for the validation of his or her curriculum.

I thank you to regularly check your university email in order to be informed of the information that will be sent to you.

You can also consult the special page set up on the University's website.

Yours sincerely,

Ary Bruand

(version updated to 16 March 2020 - 9:30)

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