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INTERNAL REGULATIONS

The campus of the University of Twente is a private property which is open to the public and where normal (traffic) regulations apply. The UT campus is a great location for parties and events. However, parties and events must satisfy some conditions in order to guarantee safety and compliance with environmental provisions. This protocol lists what measures must be taken when a party or event is to be organized on campus. This and a few other regulations that are related to the specific character of the campus area, are illustrated below.

Campus security

Campus Security is in charge of the internal regulations.
Phone: +31 (0)53 489 2134.

Meetings after (office) hours

Group meetings (>20 people) after office hours need to be registred. In some cases BHV (emergency response team) is mandatory.

Parties & events

Our Party and activity protocol describes all the necessary measures you need to take, in order to throw a party or organize an activity on Campus. E.g. during student parties the music may not be heard outside the campus area. Campus Security will ensure the enforcement of the regulations.

Pets

Pets cannot be taken into the buildings.

Lecture halls

In general, food and drinks are not allowed in lecture halls. 

Working conditions and environmental regulations UT

A document on the UT working conditions and environmental regulations is available on: https://www.utwente.nl/en/products-services/!/product/l703809/health-safety-and-environment-including-working-conditions

Practical implications of the Act ‘partial ban on face coverings’

On 1 August 2019 a ban was introduced on face coverings on public transport or in and around government, healthcare or educational buildings in the Netherlands.

This means that from now on, on our campus you may no longer wear clothing that makes your face unidentifiable by completely covering the face or leaving only the eyes visible. This rule applies to the entire campus, in and around the educational buildings. The campus is a place where public services are provided and personal interaction is a vital part of this provision. It is therefore essential that people are able to see each other clearly and recognize each other.

At the University of Twente, we strongly believe that we should hold each other accountable in a friendly and respectful way in cases where an individual’s actions are not in line with the code of conduct. This means that if someone is wearing face-covering clothing on campus, we can request to uncover the face.

The role of security personnel and police
If the person covering their face does not respond when approached by a fellow campus user, security personnel can be alerted. The security guard will ask the person concerned to remove the clothing that covers the face or to leave the campus. If the person does not comply at the third time of asking, the security guard will have no option but to call the police.
 
Where does this rule apply?
This rule applies to the campus as a whole, with the exception of the residential areas and buildings with a long-term ground lease (e.g. Coop, Starbucks). The parties that manage these buildings are responsible for enforcing the rules there.
This map shows where the rule applies.

More information on the relevant legislation can be found on the government website.

Fishing regulations

Fishing licences (in Dutch) for the campus ponds are only issued to staff and students of the university.