EPFL takes physical and mental health of its community very seriously.

In this section you’ll find a range of useful tips for working from home, daily organization, and ensuring personal balance.

Stay active

Wondering how to fill your time? Here, you’ll find some ideas on how to keep your mind and body active while working or taking classes from home.

Taking care of your body

Head to the Lausanne University Sports Facebook page and website for links, tutorials and advice on staying in shape during this period of confinement, with twice-weekly updates. You’ll find tips on keeping fit, relaxing your body and mind, eating well, and more.

A weekly programme of LIVE courses is also available here.

Unisanté offers, on its Youtube channel, live sessions of light to moderate physical activity (in french). Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.

Do you want to make your computer station at home as ergonomic as possible during this work-from-home period?

The DSPS ergonomics webpage shows you a few simple things that you can do during this time to best adapt your remote workplace. You will also find other valuable tips in the “useful links” section.

Learn at home

Now is your chance to turn uncertainty into productivity. All EPFL Extension School courses are 100% online and entirely self-paced, taking you from little or limited knowledge to mastery of foundational digital, data or coding skills.

During this exceptional time of confinement and disruption, EPFL employees will enjoy a significant discount on Extension School courses.

Language Centre courses are distance-taught. Information and online registration on their website.


Even if the Library is only partially open, you can still access the online collections. Browse and read thousands of documents online, from the comfort of your couch!

Detailed information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) information at the Library page.

EPFL’s Science Outreach Department has put together a collection of activities to keep your budding scientists’ and engineers’ minds active.

Check out the activities (french only)