Safety and Security Updates

This page provides to all members of our AUP community the latest news and advice on safety and security in Paris. At this time, we will be using it to keep our wider community informed about developments regarding Covid-19.

You can view all information and FAQs regarding Covid-19 on our information page.

February 1, 2019

Despite a lack of participation in the last act, “Act XII” of the yellow vest movement will nonetheless take place tomorrow, Saturday, 2 February.

January 24, 2019

In addition and in reaction to the Yellow Vests, a new movement has emerged.

January 18, 2019

Predicting how the Gilets Jaunes movement will evolve is challenging, however we will continue to inform you regularly of the latest developments and we will text you with any urgent information or alert as necessary.

January 17, 2019

The Gilets Jaunes demonstrations, still scheduled for this tenth Saturday, are ongoing, but they have diminished greatly in intensity and strength since the week before the holidays.

January 17, 2019

As of this update, we’re classifying the demonstrations, although ongoing, as a continuing situation to be managed, but no longer cause for crisis communications.

December 19, 2018

Even though things seem to be calming down, it's impossible to predict whether there will be much of a turnout for an “Act Six” this weekend.

December 13, 2018

As Act 5 of the Gilets Jaunes demonstrations appears to be on for this coming Saturday, the University's position remains the same as last week.

December 13, 2018

We're turning the corner on the semester, as students dig in deep to finish their papers and presentations, and study for exams, with one more Saturday of demonstrations in Paris this weekend to get through.

December 10, 2018

Saturday's Gilets Jaunes demonstration went about as well as it could for our community.

December 6, 2018

We have been monitoring all week the social media conversation amongst the gilets jaunes and the response of the government, and have decided to give strict guidelines to all AUP students for the coming days.