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Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection: University of Sydney advice

Last updated Wednesday 13 May 6pm
We're committed to supporting our students, staff and community members through this difficult time. We will continue to update you as we adapt to life and study during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest updates

Wednesday 13 May

  • Semester 2, 2020 will commence 3 weeks later than usual, on 24 August and exams will end on 12 December. All classes will commence online while the Unviersity considers plans for the gradual return to in-person teaching for students who can attend campus, depending on future Government advice. Find out more about Semester 2.

Tuesday 7 April

  • As part of the University's commitment to ensuring no student is academically disadvantaged as a result of the health crisis, a ‘no-disadvantage’ approach to assessment will be adopted for Semester 1, 2020.

Friday 27 March

  • For the safety and security of our community, given the significantly reduced number of people on campus, this evening we will move the campus to after-hours mode.  You will need to use your student card to access buildings and study spaces.

Wednesday 25 March

  • Due to Government restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the University’s libraries will be closed from Thursday 26 March, see the Campus Operations section below for more details.
  • More information about how the University will host mid-semester online exams and tests is now online. Specific details for most units will be made available by this Friday 27 March, on Canvas and in Unit of Study Outlines.

Ask Dr Karl: COVID-19

Coronavirus helpline

Students can submit a query via the Coronavirus Enquiry form.
The helpline is available from 9am to 6pm all week (local time AEDT).


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