COVID-19 student updates

Last updated, Saturday 8 January

Victorian COVIDSafe Settings have changed, with the aim of reducing COVID-19 testing queues and the risk of transmission.

All activities currently occurring on campus will continue in line, including:

Attending campus

Most University buildings are currently closed unless being accessed for approved research, however the Baillieu Library and Stop 1 is currently open for limited services. For more details see support services below.

As part of our ongoing response to the pandemic, to minimise the risk of COVID‑19 to our community, COVID‑19 vaccination (or a valid exemption) is now a requirement for anyone attending our campuses. For more information:

When planning your visit, check the attending campus webpage for the latest advice on requirements, face masks, QR check-ins, and more.

Learn more about attending campus

Support services

On campus


The following student services are currently available online:

  • Stop 1 virtual and phone services.
  • Library virtual services, the Print Retrieval postage service, and alternative methods of delivery of the archival and Special Collection material.
  • Academic Skills appointments and resources to develop study strategies for learning online at home and upcoming assessment preparation.
  • Financial Aid may be available if you require short-term assistance for extraordinary financial circumstances. Please contact the team to discuss what options might be available to you, noting that one-off financial hardship grants are available to help pay for critical expenses such as food, rent and bills.

Health and wellbeing

There are a range of student support services available to help you stay well and thrive in your studies:

COVID-19 services

If you or someone you know needs further information on vaccinations, we have created a new VaxFACTS website, featuring a range of videos answering common questions about the vaccines.

To book a vaccination appointment and for more information visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus website. The University is pleased to be an authorised provider of the Comirnaty (Pfizer) and AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine for people aged 12 years and above, where clinically appropriate. For more information on eligibility, vaccination bookings, and COVID-19 testing, visit our COVID-19 Services page.

International students outside Australia

The International Student Arrivals Plan has been endorsed by the Victorian and Australian governments. We welcome the Australian Government’s announcement that fully vaccinated student visa holders will not require a travel exemption as of 1 December 2021.

More information

Graduate researchers

Graduate researchers whose work cannot continue remotely should liaise with their supervisors and follow the process outlined on the Graduate Research Hub.

Teaching and learning in First Half Year 2022 (Summer Term and Semester 1)

Now that restrictions have eased, subjects will be delivered online, on campus or in dual delivery during the first half year of 2022. Check your timetable for the delivery mode of your classes. Subject coordinators will communicate directly with students enrolled in subjects with on campus activities about their specific arrangements.

Your studies in 2022

The University is working closely with the Australian and Victorian governments and our own health experts to get back to COVID-normal. We look forward to welcoming more students, staff and activity back to campus, and being reunited with our students studying overseas when it is possible to do so.

Further support

The University has a range of support services available to you. If you require further assistance, you can also submit an enquiry to Stop 1 for advice, or get in touch with UMSU or the GSA.