The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students remains the University’s highest priority as we continue to deal with the disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic.
Please continue to check your student email and the University’s website and social media channels regularly for updates.
The University is now publishing a list of confirmed COVID case locations on campus.
The list will be updated as new case alerts are received.
Please continue to monitor the page and if you have been exposed to a confirmed case on campus, follow NSW Health isolation and testing requirements.
The following changes to the University's operations will be in effect from 10 January:
Additional COVID-19 restrictions, including changes to the operations of hospitality venues and vaccination requirements, were announced by the NSW Government on 7 January. Please continue to monitor the NSW Health website for a summary of the rules and restrictions in place across NSW.
Further updates will be provided as they become available.
Vaccination and entry requirements
The following requirements continue to apply:
The NSW Government has updated its COVID-19 settings:
On Thursday 23 December all Library spaces and learning hubs will close at 5pm.
The Carslaw Learning Hub will reopen on Friday 24 December, and will be open each non-public holiday weekday throughout the seasonal break period.
Full details of all Library spaces and learning hub opening arrangements for the seasonal break and return to campus can be accessed on the Library website.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) have recommended a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for people who are:
The University Health Service has booster appointments available for eligible staff, students, and their spouses and dependents (Medicare card required). If you do not hold a Medicare card, you can use the NSW Government's clinic finder to book an appointment.
The Vice-Chancellor has written to all students with an update on class arrangements for Semester 1 2022.
We are reactivating the campus in 2022 and looking forward to welcoming back our students. We will continue to follow the health advice as we return to in-person classes.
Students located onshore in Australia will be expected to enrol in the on-campus offering of all units in 2022.
We will continue offering remote learning to students who are offshore and cannot attend in person.
Classes with a mix of on campus and offshore students will be offered in hyflex mode.
For December and January intensive sessions prior to the commencement of Semester 1, 2022, classes will be offered remotely in some cases and in person with COVID-safe protocols in place for others.
The University recommends international students who have accepted their offer to continue to proceed with the student visa application. Obtaining a student visa will allow students to travel at a later date and for those commencing their studies remotely, it ensures their offshore study is recognised towards any post-study work rights.
The University has established a Welcome Week Grant Program to provide funding and support for students to host events between 14 February and 13 March, 2022. Find out more about the program and apply.
More information is available on the study information page.