COVID-19 student updates

Advice for household close contacts

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.

Free P2 masks and rapid antigen tests:

The University is supporting students with free P2 masks and COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for a range of purposes, including;

  1. If you feel anxious about being on campus
  2. If you are immunocompromised
  3. If you have caring responsibilities for others who are immunocompromised.

Supplies are provided in two-week bundles and may be collected from distribution points on campus.

Last updated: Friday 6 May

Attending campus

We are excited to welcome you to the University as we reactivate our campuses. COVID-19 vaccination (or valid exemption) is a requirement for anyone attending our campuses to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to our community. Please ensure you validate your vaccination information before you attend campus for the first time.

Validate your vaccination information

The University's dedicated COVID-19 website has all the information you need about attending campus, including enhanced cleaning protocols, public health advice, improvements to ventilation, access to outdoor spaces, masks and rapid antigen tests.

We have created a new FAQ guide for everything you need to know about staying COVIDSafe on campus:

Visit our FAQs for students attending campus

Support services

On campus

The following are open for in-person services:

The University is also running a festival of face-to-face activities and events to help you connect with others, get involved in University life and feel at home on campus throughout Semester 1, 2022. For more information and to register for events, visit Discover Unimelb.


The following student services are currently available online:

  • Stop 1 virtual and phone services, including course planning advice
  • Library virtual services, including Library Chat and the Print Retrieval postage service
  • 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, including:

International students outside Australia

Fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can now enter Australia without the need for a travel exemption. We are excited to welcome all students to our campuses and hope you will join us soon  . For more information visit international student arrivals.

Students who plan to remain outside Australia can access a range of international student support services including our Study Hubs.

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

  • Second Half Year 2022 (including Semester 2): subjects will be in one of three delivery modes: Dual-Delivery, Online or On Campus.
  • From 2023: most subjects will be taught on campus only with flexible options limited to a select number of postgraduate programs and individual subjects.

Learn more

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.