Safe Access of CEU Premises

Before entering CEU premises 

We are committed to the health of the entire CEU community, hence we continue to advise you to stay home and work remotely, unless it is absolutely necessary for you come to the CEU premises. Please explore online and other alternatives to avoid physically entering the site.

If you must enter the campus, you must adhere to the following at all times: 

  • Within the Nador complex, entrance continues to be limited to N15.
  • CEU faculty and staff, visiting faculty and researchers, masters and PhD students, affiliates and alumni with a valid CEU ID card can access the university through the security desks.
  • Visitors of faculty, staff, and students may enter if they register at the front desk of N15 or the security desks of Z14, Oktober 6/12, Oktober 6/7 and JA24. Visitors must be accompanied by a CEU staff, student or faculty.
  • Permitting access for External Library Members will be considered after CEU has ensured a safe reopening for the community. 
  • External participants in research projects may enter based on appointment or a pre-arranged schedule (see details below) and must be accompanied by a CEU lab member.

External participants in trainings, exams, or other external associates who provide services to CEU can enter based on a pre-arranged appointment and are subject to following all hygiene protocols and social distancing measures while on campus.

Accessing the premises

Anyone entering the campus is expected to adhere to all preventative measures detailed in this protocol and displayed on posters in prominent locations around the buildings. 

Preventative health protection measures covering the Budapest campus now include mandatory temperature checks, as of October 9, 2020, of everyone before they are allowed through our doors. Trained security personnel will take your temperature—observing C-19 precautions at all times. Should your temperature be above 37.8 C degrees, you will be asked to return home and self-isolate. You will not be allowed to enter the building. These measures are in line with the Sectoral Recommendations for Organizing Higher Education During the State of Health Crisis, issued by the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology on September 28, 2020.

Campus security personnel are authorized to check compliance and can remove anyone who is found not adhering to the safety regulations.

To minimize interpersonal contact, departments and administrative units that maintain open hours for students or employees are advised to request advance appointment for in-person visits. 

General access information:


Access Parameters

Computer labs

Usage is advised only if no other option is available, following the guidelines below for computer lab use.

ILab, Somby Lab, Baby Lab

Limited access, depending on department schedules and based on specific protocols.

PhD Labs (except “Small House” Kisház)

Limited access. Departments will set up, and communicate lab timetables to adhere to social distancing requirements

PhD Labs

Limited access, depending on department schedules and following guidelines below for shared office use.

Library Computer labs, Co-labs

Remain closed until further notice

CEU Library

Until September 4, 2020, limited Book Pick Up Service and self-returns only. Reading Halls open on September 7 at a reduced capacity. Please find further details below. Updates to services are posted on the Library website.

Vera And Donald Blinken Open Society Archives

Open for staff, faculty, and researchers, but limited to five (5) researchers at a time in the Research Room (please check the Research Room sign-up sheet at ).
OSA welcomes copy requests, offers one-on-one consultations with archivists and access to the OSA research cloud at Compliance with all hygiene protocols and social distancing are required.

Medical Center

Visits by appointment only, following an initial phone consultation: +36-1-327-3815.

The Medical Center is open for pre-arranged appointments. For details, please visit

Access to buildings (requires valid CEU ID card):

  • Nádor 15 is designated as the only Nádor entrance (opening times: 8am - 8pm)
  • Nádor 9 and 11 are both closed
  • Arany Janos u 34 (OSA) offices: 8am – 6 pm; Research Room: weekdays 10am – 5:54 pm; Galeria Centralis: every day 10am - 6 pm, closed on Mondays 
  • Z14 is open 8am – 6pm 
  • O6/12 is open 8am – 6pm 
  • JA24 and Okt6/7 are open 8am – 10pm

Upon entering a CEU building, with the exception of Nádor 15, all must sign in and sign out so that Security can keep track of who is in the building at all times.

Campus Hygiene

Please use the disinfectant mat at the entrance. Face cover (mask) is mandatory for admittance. We ask that you regularly use the hand sanitizers and wash your hands frequently—following guidelines—in the washrooms. Gloves are recommended when touching commonly used surfaces, e.g., kitchen, elevator, door knobs.

All members of the community entering the campus must bring and use their own masks (and, where appropriate, plastic gloves) and keep their workstations clean.