Return to campus

In line with the ACT Government's lockdown advice, the University of Canberra's Bruce campus is closed from 5pm Thursday, 12 August 2021.

The lockdown has been extended to 11.59pm on Friday, 15 October, 2021.

Domestic students in lockdown regions

We understand that the current situation in Australia is having an impact on some of our students and their ability to return to campus.

We are working with ACT Health to develop protocols and processes to secure your safe return to Canberra. Please continue to monitor this site for updates and details.

If you are an affected domestic student, unable to return to Canberra currently, please reach out to our wellbeing team at

International students overseas

While Australia's international borders remain closed to our international students offshore, we miss you and continue to work with ANU and the ACT Government on plans for your safe return to campus.

In the interim, we look forward to seeing you online, and remember to check in with our International Students Support Services (ISSS) team if you need support at

Semester Two 2021 Return to Campus

Students affected by the lockdowns in NSW, Queensland and Victoria are advised to contact the University at

The University would like to determine the quantum of our students affected by these lockdowns, to enable us to work with  ACT Health to consider an appropriate pathway for your return. Further advice will be provided as soon as we are able.

If you have not done so already, it is essential that you contact your unit or course convenors to work through a temporary remote learning or study plan adjustment for Semester Two.

If you need assistance with contacting your unit or course convenors, please contact Student Centre at

Advice for all students returning to Canberra

  • Before travelling to the ACT, check the ACT Health website for advice relevant to your circumstances.
  • If necessary, complete and submit the appropriate exemption application or online declaration to ACT Health. This should be completed at least 24 hours prior to your intended date of travel. Do not leave your application to the last minute.
  • Do not travel to the ACT until you receive exemption approval from ACT Health.
  • If you are a resident of on-campus accommodation, please notify Unilodge of your intended date of arrival at least 24 hours in advance between 9am and 5pm. If relevant, you will be required to provide evidence that an exemption has been granted by ACT Health.
  • Continue to monitor the website of the state where have been located for 14 days after your arrival in the ACT, as case locations and health advice are changing rapidly.
  • Monitor the ACT Health website and follow the latest advice. Help us to keep the ACT safe.
  • Any breach of ACT Government public health directions is subject to penalty. Don’t take unnecessary risks.
  • Monitor your symptoms and get tested if you present with any viral symptoms. Do not attend UC Medical and Counselling, rather contact the Centre’s COVID-19 hotline – 0409 507 734 - for health advice.
  • If you are subject to quarantine or stay-at-home orders – whether in on-campus or private accommodation – please submit a University Incident Report and notify the Student Wellbeing team at This will enable us to provide you with appropriate support.

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