University Council approves the realization of in-person UFSC vestibular in January 2022

28/09/2021 13:28

The University Council (CUn) of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) gave approval for the Permanent Commission of the Vestibular (Coperve) organize a University Entrance Examination (Vestibular)  in person for entry to UFSC undergraduate programs in the academic year 2022. The counselors endorsed the Normative Resolution no. 93/2021 of the Undergraduate Council (CGRAD), which provides for the vestibular on 29 and 30 January 2022 to fill 4,549 vacancies in 98 programs. The Coperve should publish the call in mid-October and applications will be open from 18 October  to 19 November.

According to the Resolution, the tests of UFSC Vestibular 2022 will be held in the cities of Florianópolis (and municipalities of Greater Florianópolis), Araranguá, Blumenau, Brusque, Caçador, Balneário Camboriú, Canoinhas, Chapecó, Concórdia, Criciúma, Curitibanos, Itajaí, Jaraguá do Sul, Joaçaba, Joinville, Lages, Rio do Sul, São Miguel do Oeste and Tubarão.


Candidates who have already completed Secondary Education or equivalent or who will complete it by the date of enrollment at UFSC may participate in the Vestibular. As in previous years, so called “experience candidates” can also participate, who will not compete for classification.

At the meeting of the Council, the process was reported by the counselor Edson Roberto De Pieri, who presented a favorable opinion for the approval of the Normative Resolution.

Safe process

The president of Coperve, Maria Jose Baldessar, attended the session and helped clarify questions about the Vestibular. She defended the need to hold an in-person examination to fill the vacancies offered by the programs, with a more suitable candidate profile. “In principle, we believe we can offer a safe process,” said the president of Coperve.

She informed that the Commission has established a series of protocols that should be present in the call of the examination and that include the need for masks to be worn by all participants. The selection of collaborators preferably vaccinated, occupation of rooms between 50% and 60% of capacity, choice of ventilated locations, adequacy of the flow of passers-by in the buildings, care with cleaning and installation of medical posts in the exam locations.


“The in-person examination is also the community’s wish,” said professor Maria José Baldessar. She highlighted the changes made in the structure of the examination, with exams held in only two days (Saturday and Sunday) and the removal of the discursive questions that demanded too much time to answer. In addition, there is the expectation that most candidates for the Vestibular are already fully vaccinated when the tests are applied.

According to the president of Coperve, to meet all legal issues and to fit UFSC academic calendar, the selection processes must be organized six months in advance. She said that the organizers work with the expectation of improvement of sanitary conditions until the Vestibular date, but in case of setback in the pandemic control course the issue could be reassessed in the University Council.

Professor De Pieri recalled that the idleness of vacancies is a problem in several programs at UFSC and that the University receives many requests from students who could not enroll in recent in-person selective processes for not having participated in previous University Entrance Examinations of UFSC (Vestibulares) or the National Secondary Education Exam (Enem).

João Martins asked what Coperve was doing to motivate students to take part in the Vestibular and how the commission was communicating with this public. Professor Maria José mentioned that Coperve team has made lives with the coordinators to present various programs to the community and also promoted conversations about the Vestibular with students from public and private schools. She says there is great interest in the UFSC Vestibular and believes that the competition may have around 30 thousand candidates.

The Coperve has also acted to support the candidates’ preparation for the Vestibular. He cited for instance the podcasts produced by the team on each of the literary works and lives on the programs of the exam subjects. Professor Celso Spada pointed out that the vestibulares, together with graduation ceremonies, are special moments in which the University is in direct contact with society.

The Normative Resolution providing for the execution of UFSC in-person vestibular in January 2022 was approved by 52 votes in favor and only one vote against.


The competition will have two tests, with Exam 1 held on January 29, from 2pm to 6pm. On this day, candidates will answer 40 questions of multiple propositions and / or open questions in the disciplines of First Language (Portuguese Language and Brazilian Literature or Libras – 12 questions); Second Language (German, Spanish, French, English, Italian, Libras or Portuguese Language and Brazilian Literature – 8 questions); Mathematics (10 questions) and Biology (10 questions).

Exam 2 is planned for 30 January, lasting five hours – from 2pm to 7pm. On this day, the candidates will answer 40 questions with multiple and/or open propositions from the disciplines of Human and Social Sciences (20 questions, distributed among the disciplines of History (7), Geography (7), Philosophy (2), Sociology (2) and two more interdisciplinary questions involving at least two of these disciplines), as well as Physics (10 questions), Chemistry (10 questions) and the Essay.




15 October 2021 – Announcement of the Call for Applications

18 October 2021 – Beginning of registration and payment deadline and Beginning of the period for exemption request

29 October 2021 – End of the exemption request period

8 November 2021 – Results of the exemption request

19 November 2021 – End of Registration period

22 November 2021 – Last day to pay the registration fee



The episodes of the series “Universos Vivos“ (“Living Universes”), about the literary works of the Vestibular, have an average duration of 15 minutes and are available on audio platforms such as Spotify, Anchor, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, among others.


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Get to know the main information about Pre-Phase 2 at UFSC

23/09/2021 18:51

Pre-Phase 2 of the fight against the Covid-19 Pandemic at UFSC began on Monday, 20 September. Since early August, the subject has been addressed in the news published by the UFSC Communication Agency (Agecom) on the institutional websites and social networks.

The frequently asked questions and answers are being gathered by Agecom on this website.

Learn more about the main links and information resources about the new phase below.


Ordinance no. 405/2021/GR and Ordinance no.406/2021/GR, both published on 16 August, authorize the resumption of in-person activities at UFSC, in preparation for the semi-presencial mode. They stipulate the beginning of Pre-Phase 2 for 20 September, date on which it was estimated that most UFSC workers would be immunized against Covid-19.

Learn more about the ordinances, resolutions and other normative acts regarding the pandemic on the website.


Pre-Phase 2 is a period considered a transition between Phase 1 and Phase 2. Therefore, the guidelines for Phase 1 remain valid, as well as the rules defined in the Biosafety Guide for Phase 1 and Normative Resolution #090/2021/CGRAD, which defines the criteria for authorizing practical and theoretical-practical classes in a in-person format.

To facilitate this understanding, the Guidelines Manual for the preparation of gradual return to in-person activities at UFSC – Pre-Phase 2 was issued with details on activities, environments and people. This Manual was later updated with regard to the Risk Groups, now listed in Ordinance no. 409/2021/GR.

Work Plan

The planning of the activities of each sector is one of the main activities of Pre-phase 2. Upon completion of this Plan, and with favourable epidemiological data, it will be possible to proceed to Phase 2. Each sector should, from 20 September, prepare its Work Plan, send it to the heads of units and give wide dissemination in the institutional websites. Check out the guidelines and a model of the Work Plan.

Prevention Measures

Pre-Phase 2 brought changes regarding Covid-19 prevention measures. In addition to a full vaccination cycle, it is necessary to wear the masks type PFF2 throughout the time you are at UFSC in person. The masks are arriving at the sectors, distributed by the Department of Health Care (DAS), and there is already a lot of information available on how to use and reuse the masks. Click here to read the guidelines.

Other collective prevention resources are being planned and implemented: the measurement of air quality and the testing policy.

The measurement has already started to take place in the Child Development Center (NDI) and in Laboratory School (CA). The next step will be to define the parameters for the release of the environments according to the concentration of CO2 and the quality of air exchange in the rooms. Following, there will be the acquisition of portable devices for CO2 measurements and distribution and training for use of this equipment.

Covid-19 testing will take at UFSC`s  Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Sorology Laboratory (LBMMS), and will be combined with isolation measures and contact tracing. The testing will begin with the professionals from the CA and NDI. The method used will be the pool testing, that is, the testing of ten samples simultaneously, to save reagents and inputs. The method is highlighted by Professor Maria Luiza Bazzo, responsible for LBMMS as safe and effective, a strategy designed for populations where there is low incidence of infection. The tests must have results in an approximate period of 24 hours.

In addition, the visual signalling for the sectors was also made available, in PDF, ready for printing.

Learn about the 10 Prevention Measures for Covid-19.

Real-Time Monitoring

The Covid-19 pandemic needs to be closely monitored and UFSC made available, as of Pre-Phase 2, the Active Panel of Epidemiological Data, a management, data visualization and monitoring tool. The Panel gathers public and internal data, and will continue to be fed daily.

Check out the frequently asked questions and answers about Pre-Phase 2 on this website.

Keep up to date with all Pre-phase 2 news.



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Pre-Phase 2: Manual provides actions and measures for safe conduct of in-person activities

06/09/2021 16:26

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) published, on Friday, 3 September, a Guidelines Manual to present procedures for the safe conduct of in-person activities during the stages of preparation (Pre-Phase 2) and gradual return of in-person activities (Phase 2). The document presents tables indicating the measures and actions that should be taken in relation to the activities, environments and people, classified based on definitions such as “remote”, ” in-person “, “suspended” or “restricted”.

>> Access here the Guidelines Manual (PDF)

These definitions will guide the managers in the preparation of the Activity Plans of the respective units from the beginning of Pre-phase 2, scheduled to start on 20 September. The beginning of the new phase assumes epidemiological conditions compatible with what was decided by the University Council in 2020: the decrease of cases and deaths during 15 days; the occupation of ICUs less than 60%; and a Transmission Rate (TtR) lower than 0.95 in the macroregion of the campus.

The activities during Pre-Phase 2 will be in-person for the smallest possible number of people, preserving the risk groups defined by the Prorectorate for Personnel Management and Development (Prodegesp). Organizational and preparation activities for the semi-presential activities of Phase 2 will be allowed.

Get to know more about the main guidelines below:

ENVIRONMENTS – Regarding environments, the Manual establishes that closed places of wide circulation, such as auditoriums and meeting rooms, should remain with remote activities, while restaurants and gyms will continue with suspended activities. Open air spaces may have in-person activities, following specific biosecurity guidelines and regulations in force.

Access will be restricted in places such as the Student Residence and lodgings, athletics track field and outdoor courts, classrooms, laboratories and administrative rooms.

Extension activities, teaching and field practices will also have restrictions: they must follow specific biosafety guidelines and current regulations or will be subject to particle emission measurement parameters. Cafeterias, bathrooms and other collective use spaces must be used individually.

Environments Pre-Phase 2 Phase 2 Observations
Closed environments with wide circulation (auditoriums, meeting rooms) Remote Remote  
Open Air In-person In-person Follow specific biosafety guidelines and existing regulations
Restaurants and Gymnasiums Suspended Suspended  
Student housing and accommodation Restricted Restricted Follow specific biosafety guidelines and existing regulations
Athletics track and outdoor courts Restricted Restricted Follow specific biosafety guidelines and existing regulations
Classrooms, laboratories, and institutional vehicles Restricted Restricted Subject to particulate emission measurement parameters
Administrative rooms Restricted Restricted Subject to particulate emission measurement parameters
Canteens, bathrooms and other enclosed spaces for collective use Individual use Individual use Follow specific biosafety guidelines and existing regulations
Extension activities, teaching and field practices Restricted Restricted Follow specific biosafety guidelines and existing regulations


ACTIVITIES – Teaching activities in Pre-Phase 2 and Phase 2 will take place remotely or in a restricted mode. Regular classes will be held remotely. The activities of practical and theoretical-practical courses may be developed in a restricted format, after authorization by the Undergraduate Council and subject to particle emission measurement parameters.

The same occurs with activities in administrative offices and laboratories, external assistance, training, education and health prevention actions, selection processes in general and institutional selection processes that have an in-person stage.

Activities Pre-Phase 2 Phase 2 Observations
Regular In-person Classes (*) Remote Remote  
Activities of Practical and Theoretical-Practical Courses Restricted Restricted According to Resolution No. 90/CGRAD/2021 and subject to the measurement parameters of particle emission
Administrative Offices and Laboratories Restricted Restricted Subject to particulate emission measurement parameters
External attendance Restricted Restricted Follow specific biosafety guidelines and existing regulations
Training, Qualification, Training and Health Prevention Actions Remote Remote Follow specific biosafety guidelines and existing regulations
Selective processes in general Restricted Restricted Follow specific biosafety guidelines and existing regulations
Institutional selection processes Restricted Restricted Follow specific biosafety guidelines and existing regulations


PEOPLE – UFSC civil servants will have different situations in the phases of resumption of in-person activities. Many may still remain in remote work, as long as they are registered with the Prorectorate for Personnel Management and Development (Prodegesp).

Among them are pregnant, puerperal and breastfeeding women, fathers and mothers with school-age children, belonging to the risk group due to immunodepressive disease or also, Disabled Persons and civil servants who live with elderly or chronically ill people. The interns shall also remain in remote work, except those with complete vaccination cycle.

Profile Pre-Phase 2 Phase 2 Observations
Pregnant, puerperal and breastfeeding women Remote Remote In accordance with Article 1 of Federal Law 14.151, of 12 May 2021, and provided that it is registered in the Risk Panel/ the Prorectorate for Personnel Management and Development (PRODEGESP)
Fathers/Mothers with school-age children (until the provision of in-person schooling is fully restored) Remote Remote Since registered in the Risk Panel/PRODEGESP
Belonging to a risk group due to immunodepressive disease Remote Remote Since registered in the Risk Panel/PRODEGESP
Belonging to the Disabled Persons Group Hybrid Hybrid Access or contact by e-mail
Living with an elderly or chronically ill person Remote Remote Since registered in the Risk Panel/PRODEGESP
Interns (except those with complete vaccination cycle) Remote Remote  


TESTING – “Regarding the Testing Policy and Monitoring of air circulation in the environments, UFSC will use the expertise of Laboratories and Researchers of the Institution, in order to present methodologies and parameters that create conditions of health security”, brings the text of the document.

The testing should start on 20 September and will cover about 660 people from environments with teaching activities Child Development Center (NDI), Laboratory School (Colégio de Aplicação) clinics, practical classes); environments with high number of people in classroom activities (Prorecorates and offices, administrative units and University Library) and activities with high number of people with various contacts, such as the sectors of construction and maintenance and security. As of the starting date, the testing shall be extended to the other activities in administrative spaces, according to the activity plans presented.

Environments with teaching activity Child Development Center (NDI), Laboratory School (Colégio de Aplicação), Clinics, Practical Classes 209 people (teachers and Technical-Administrative staff) Initial period: 20 September
Environments with a high number of people with in-person activities Prorectorates and offices, administrative units 252 people (17 from PROAD, 21 from the Prorectorate for Undergraduate Studies – Department of School Administration, 94 from PRODEGESP and 120 from the University Library) Initial period: 20 September
Activities with a high number of people with various contacts Construction, maintenance, security 205 people (172 from SEOMA and 33 from the Office of Institutional Security) Initial period: 20 September
Other activities Administrative spaces To be defined by activity plans Period: from 20 September


MONITORING – The monitoring actions will be carried out along with the testing. The process of purchasing portable equipment for distribution to the Schools, in charge of the Prorectorate for Administration (Proad) and the Office of Planning and Budget (Seplan), has already started.

Until 20 September, preliminary tests will be carried out mapping the air circulation in rooms in the Chid Development Center (NDI),Laboratory School (Colégio de Aplicação), in the clinics and in the practical classes environments. The tests will involve a joint work of Mechanical Engineering and Sanitary Engineering laboratories, the Department of Health Care (DAS/Prodegesp), the management of the Units and the Permanent Commission for Epidemiological Monitoring.

From 20 September, the tests will also be carried out in the Prorectorates and offices, in the administrative units, in the construction, maintenance and security environments and other administrative spaces. At the same time, DAS/Prodegesp and the directors of the units will begin training the data collection teams. The laboratories and sectors involved in preliminary tests and mapping of the rooms will identify procedures to take the action to other UFSC schools.

Action Period Units Responsible
Application of preliminary tests of mapping of the rooms Until 20 September Child Development Center (NDI), Laboratory School (Colégio de Aplicação), clinics, practical classes  
      EMC and ENS Laboratories, DAS/PRODEGESP, Permanent Commission for Epidemiological Monitoring
  From 20 September Prorectorate, and offices, administrative UNITS  
  From 20 September Construction, maintenance, security  
  From 20 September Administrative spaces  
Purchasing process of portable equipment for the school´s distribution Immediate All PROAD, SEPLAN
Training the data survey teams From 20 September All DAS/PRODEGESP and Management of Units
Elaboration of identifications and procedures for expansion to other UFSC schools From 20 September All EMC and ENS Laboratories, DAS/PRODEGESP, Permanent Commission for Epidemiological Monitoring


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