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 CAMPUS IF 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.
Follow this guide about getting tested for COVID-19 and what to do if you or someone you know tests positive, including notifying the University for support and advice.
If you are a household close contact, you are encouraged to study or work from home, if you can, for 7 days. Further guidance is available on our testing and notification page.
Every time you come
We all have a role to play to keep our campuses and community safe.
All students and staff are reminded to:
- Check the list of on-campus cases and impacts before you leave home
- Do not attend campus if you have symptoms and please get tested
- Follow Department of Health advice regarding self-isolation and testing
- Observe COVIDSafe behaviours, such as physical distancing, carry and wear a face mask as required, hand hygiene, cover your cough and sneeze
- Follow public health signage and any directions provided by staff
- If you, or another member of the University community, have visited an exposure site, are a contact of someone with COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19, please follow the University's testing and notification process for COVID-19.
Additional health 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.
The University’s first priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff, and we are confident that our COVIDSafe plans and principles and priorities for on-campus experiences will enable students and staff to safely access campus for teaching and learning activities offered on campus.
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.
Want to know more?
Watch these short videos about the measures we are taking to keep our campuses COVIDSafe and actions to take to protect yourself and others.
Food and drink vendors
We encourage you to support the local businesses on campus, but remind you to practice physical distancing wherever possible and follow all other health and safety guidance.
All staff, students and other patrons must meet the University's vaccination requirements.
The following food and drink outlets are currently trading:
Find these venues on our Food on Campus map.
Venue Opening hours AXIL, WEBS Building Monday to Friday 7:30am - 3pm Bar Commercio, The Spot (Economics and Commerce) Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm Baretto Café, Alan Gilbert Building Monday to Friday 6am - 2pm Brûlée Coffee Cart, University Plaza Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Carte Crepes, John Medley Building Monday to Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm Castro Kiosk, David Caro Building Monday to Tuesday 8am - 3pm
Friday 8am - 2pm
Cafe 723, 723 Swanston Street Monday to Friday 8:30am - 1:30pm Espresso Bar, The Ian Potter Museum of Art (Swanston Street) Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4pm Hoho's Canteen, Union House Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5pm home.two, Tin Alley (next to Sports Centre) Monday to Friday 8am - 2:30pm House of Cards, Engineering Lane Monday to Friday 7:30am - 2:30pm MoFo Burgers (Mood Food), 100 Leicester Street Monday to Thursday 8am - 10pm
Friday to Saturday 8am - 12pm
Porta Via Café, Law Building Monday to Friday 7am - 4pm Prince Alfred Hotel, 191 Grattan Street Tuesday/Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
Thursday 12pm - 11pm
Friday 12pm - 12am
Saturday 3pm - 12am
Professor's Walk Café, Baillieu Library Please contact operator Pronto Pizza, Union House Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm Roll'd, Student Pavillion Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Scholar & Co, Stop 1 (757 Swanston St) Monday to Friday 6am - 3pm Science Gallery Cafe, cnr Swanston and Grattan Streets Tuesday to Saturday - 11am - 5pm Standing Room, Glyn Davis Building (Melbourne School of Design) Monday to Friday - 8am - 3pm Superfloor Cafe, Melbourne Connect, Mezzanine Superfloor Monday to Friday - 8:30am - 3:30pm University House (Professor's Walk) Monday and Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday to Friday 8:30am - 9:30pm
University House (Woodward) Functions only Zambrero, Eastern Resource Centre Library Please contact operator
Venue Opening hours 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
Venue Opening hours 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