Welcome to campus! Find out what you need to know and do when you come to campus or another University site.
DO NOT COME TO CAMPUSIF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, including a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss or change in sense of taste or smell – however mild, even if you have a negative rapid antigen test result.
You may be able to study or work remotely during this time, but if you can’t the University offers a range of support services.
If you, or another member of the University community, are a contact of someone with COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19, please follow the University's testing and notification process.
Additional requirements may apply in specific University buildings in accordance with the local COVIDSafe plan, as well as in partner organisations such as hospitals and medical research institutes. Anyone accessing these locations must comply with local requirements.
Face-to-face teaching and learning
Teaching and learning will continue in three delivery modes in 2022: online, campus-based, or dual-delivery (blended for onshore students and purely online for offshore students). This offers COVIDSafe study options for everyone, with a campus-based experience for as many students as possible.
We strongly encourage students to take their Semester 2 classes on campus if possible, to engage with other students and staff, and make the most of University of Melbourne campus life.
For students unable to attend campus for classes, many subjects are available to study online – either in the dual-delivery or online subject types.
From Semester 1, 2023 we anticipate that most programs and subjects, particularly at the undergraduate level will be predominately delivered face-to-face. We look forward to warmly welcoming all our students to our campuses to enjoy the rich atmosphere of university life.
Dual delivery and online modes may continue to be available for some postgraduate courses and individual subjects.
To ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our community we have COVIDSafe plans in place across the University, including individual campuses, faculties, schools, buildings and operations.
There are many factors helping to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus. They include vaccination, testing and isolation, cleaning, ventilation, personal behaviour, face masks, welfare-first COVID‑19 case management, and flexible study and work arrangements.
The University continues to follow Victorian public health orders for face masks. You must carry a face mask at all times and wear one as required under current COVIDSafe Settings.
The Victorian Department of Health strongly recommends wearing a mask indoors and whenever you cannot physically distance. The University encourages everyone to follow this advice to help reduce the transmission of airborne viruses.
In addition, the University’s expectation is that, through to the end of winter, students and staff will wear masks when in classroom settings, except where removing a mask is necessary for clear communication or when a particular activity requires the removal of a mask (all existing exemptions continue to apply).
Face masks continue to be required:
on public transport, in taxis/rideshare services, in tourism vehicles, on commercial flights and at airports
after being tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results, except asymptomatic surveillance testing
if you have COVID-19 or are a probable case and are leaving home in line with quarantine, isolation or testing requirements
if you are a close contact – anywhere outside your home, including on campus
in higher-risk settings at the University where a local risk assessment has determined this is necessary
The University has implemented enhanced infection control and cleaning measures across all facilities, including:
More frequent cleaning and disinfection by professional cleaning staff
Self-service infection control measures, such as 2500+ touch-free hand sanitiser dispensers and 3000+ alcohol wipe dispensers
Additional deep cleaning, disinfection and site closures as needed in response to a confirmed case of COVID-19
People are encouraged wherever possible to maintain a physical distance of 1.5m between themselves and others
Indoor spaces have been reconfigured and plexiglass barriers installed in some service areas to facilitate physical distancing
Signage and floor decals provide reminders for people to maintain physical distance of 1.5m where possible
Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended whenever you cannot maintain a physical distance of 1.5m between yourself and others
The University has reviewed buildings for adequacy of ventilation capacity and introduced a variety of measures to reduce the risk of indoor transmission of COVID-19, including:
Increasing ventilation by mechanical or natural means where necessary
Where the system is unable to ensure to adequate air intake and exchange, other mitigations, such as portable air purifiers have been deployed
Real-time monitoring of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels as a proxy to evaluate airborne virus risk and adequate fresh air supply – monitors have been installed in teaching spaces and some other spaces to actively monitor air quality
Strongly encourage all members of our University community to stay up to date with their vaccinations, and continue to provide advice, information and resources to support our community to stay informed on this
Monday and Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday to Friday 8:30am - 9:30pm
University House (Woodward)
Zambrero, Eastern Resource Centre Library
Please contact operator
Betwixt Café and Bar, Building 877 (Sturt Street)
Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 3pm Friday 8:30am - 8:30pm
Little Black, Building 881 (St Kilda Road)
Monday to Friday 6:30am - 2:30/3:30pm
University House, Lionels Bar
Monday to Thursday - 8:30am - 3:30pm
Mr Ed Cafe, Building 418
Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm
Food and drink outlets that are not University tenants may also be operating on or near campus.
The Sustainability Team would like to remind people purchasing drinks in disposable coffee cups that these must be disposed in the red landfill bins. For more information on correct waste disposal, including takeaway food packaging, visit Reduce, Re-use, Recycle