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Accessibility at the University

The University of St.Gallen strives to continuously expand structural and digital accessibility. We are constantly seeking to improve accessibility and therefore welcome your feedback.

Hearing loops (induction loop systems) are a wireless technology that enables people wearing a hearing aid to receive audio signals such as music or human utterances via their hearing aid without interference. As soon as a lecturer uses the available microphone, the signals are transmitted accordingly. No additional technical measures are required.

The following rooms are equipped with hearing loops:

If you need a short break from hectic student life, you are welcome to use the University’s Quiet Room and First-Aid Room. The Quiet Room is located in the main building. However, access is only possible via a high step. Alternatively, you may use the two first-aid rooms (Main Building: 01-108 ; Library Building: 09-015). The first-aid rooms are more spacious and are equipped with height-adjustable first-aid beds.

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Accessible toilets are available in various buildings around campus. Toilets are locked and a Euro-Key is required to open them. If you do not have a key, please contact the Caretaking Service (071 224 22 48).

Location of barrier-free toilets:

Accessible parking facilities are available on campus.

The parking facilities were laid out to conform to standards in order to enable people to get in and out of their vehicles with ease. Drivers who make use of these parking facilities have to display a valid DI parking permit in the vehicle.

If you should require a disabled parking facility but do not have a DI parking permit, please contact the Parking Facility Administration of the University of St.Gallen or Special Needs. We will be glad to look for a solution for you. Please note, however, that as a rule, you will have to submit a medical certificate in order to be able to make use of special solutions.

 

Access to the Main Building
Three reserved and marked disabled parking facilities can be found on the main forecourt (Varnbüelstrasse end). They are exclusively available to guests, students and staff of the University.

Access to Dufourstrasse 48 (Administration)
The admin block is accessible through the underground car park (disabled parking facility near the lift) with the exception of the door (requires physical effort).

Access to Rosenbergstrasse 30
The accessible car park at Rosenbergstrasse 30 is located behind the building

Access to St. Jakobstrasse 21
The barrier-free access to the property is via the main entrance directly to the lift (ramp).

Access to the Sports Facilities
A further disabled parking facility is situated in front of the Sports Hall.

 

Here you can find out which buildings and entrances are freely accessible in the City of St.Gallen:

Wheelmap is the map for wheelchair accessible places.

Mobil mit Behinderung gives information about the City of St.Gallen.

Despite the well-developed public transport system, many people with a disability have to rely on disability transport services. There are three disability transport service providers in the City of St. Gallen:

All the transport services are affiliated to the Federation of Disability Transport Services of the City of St. Gallen.    

 

Many regular taxis offer their services in St. Gallen. However, not all the taxis are capable of accommodating a wheelchair. It is recommended that this question should be settled in advance.

The following taxi companies provide special services for people with a disability, for example:

 

Taxi Frosch  tel. 071 500 50 50

Herold Taxi   tel. 071 222 27 77

Arrival by car:

 

Plan Anreise mit dem Auto

 

Arrival by public transport:

Passengers with limited mobility can order boarding and alighting at stations with support facilities from the SBB Call Center Handicap. The offer is valid for fast trains and some regional trains.

From the Railway Station the University is served by the Buslines 5 and 9. Please note the current timetables.

  • Bus No. 5, direction to Rotmonten; bus stop: Universität/Dufourstrasse, travel time 5 minutes.
  • Bus No. 9, direction to Schuppis Nord; bus stop: Universität/Gatterstrasse, travel time 9 minutes. Please note that the No. 9 stops close by the Main Building.

For obstacle-free access to most buildings, the No. 9 bus is the preferable choice. If you opt for the No. 5 bus, you will have to cope with a relatively steep path or steep (tarmacked) road to reach the University. The University buildings Dufourstrasse 48 (Administration), the Main and Auxiliary Building, as well as the Library and the Mensa can be reached through the car park (which is half the height of the steep road mentioned before). The Central Institute Building (Building 24) can be reached via the continuing road after the climb has been completed.

 

Arrival by air

If you travel to the University of St.Gallen by air, it is recommended that you obtain information about the accessibility of the airport concerned.

If you land at Zurich Airport, you can catch the train to St.Gallen and then take No. 5 or 9 bus from the Main Railway Station.

If you land at Altenrhein Airport, you will have the bus stop for the bus to Rorschach or Rheineck on your doorstep. From either of those places, you can catch the train to St.Gallen, as far as the Main Railway Station. The journey to St.Gallen takes 20 or 30 minutes, depending on whether you depart from Rorschach or Rheineck.

 

If you travel to the University of St.Gallen by air, it is recommended that you obtain information about the accessibility of the airport concerned.

If you land at Zurich Airport, you can catch the train to St.Gallen and then take No. 5 or 9 bus from the Main Railway Station.

If you land at Altenrhein Airport, you will have the bus stop for the bus to Rorschach or Rheineck on your doorstep. From either of those places, you can catch the train to St.Gallen, as far as the Main Railway Station. The journey to St.Gallen takes 20 or 30 minutes, depending on whether you depart from Rorschach or Rheineck. Then take No. 5 or 9 bus from the Main Railway Station.

  • Planning courses subject to individual access needs: Please send us a list of the courses you wish to attend before the start of semester. We will be happy to establish with the HSG’s room allocation services whether the respective rooms are easily accessible.
  • The Special Needs Advice Centre or the library staff will be happy to assist you in borrowing books from the library.
  • You may also reserve height-adjustable workstations in the library.

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