Information for students for the remainder of 2021

Teaching and learning 

Remote learning will continue for the remainder of 2021 while we prepare for a return to vibrant campus life in Semester 1, 2022.


Access and opening times

Chifley, Hancock and Law Library brances will all re-open from Tuesday 2 November with 24-hour accessThe Menzies Library will also re-open from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Library staff will be available to assist you in all of these branches from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

The Art and Music library will remain closed and re-open in January 2022.  The collection will be accessible via click & collect.  

Occupancy limits will apply in each library will be limited to one person per four square metres of useable space.

All library training activities will occur online for the remainder of 2021.

Click and collect borrowing

All library materials are now available via click and collect. Please visit this website for more information on borrowing or to request an item for collection. 

This service will continue permanently for all students and staff.

Life on campus

Will cafés and other retail outlets be open?

Yes. Retail venues on campus are allowed to re-open in line with ACT Government guidelines.

For further information on retail tenancies, including operating hours please visit

Are there any changes to parking arrangements on campus?

Permits are not required for general surface parking.

All other permits (including resident, reserved, undercover parking and time limited 'pay as you go') are still in force. 

Infringement notices also continue to be issued for illegal parking such as (but not limited to) in emergency bays, no stopping areas, loading zones and designated disabled spots without authorisation.

These arrangements are in place until 4 January 2022, when all parking will revert to normal paid arrangements for all categories.

Do I need to wear a mask while on campus?

What density limits will be in place?

From Friday 12 November, a limit of one person per two square metres of useable space will apply.

Each building has a COVID-Safe plan in place that includes a breakdown of density limits in each space.

Safe spaces

If you are experiencing distress and or difficulty studying from home (e.g. due to mental illness, family and or domestic violence etc.), the University can provide a range of potential supports and structures, including an option for safe spaces to study away from the home. For more information or support, email

Further information for




Student Safety Net Package 

To provide students with additional support during the ACT lockdown, the ANU Academic Board have approved a Student Safety Net Package to relieve some study pressures for semester 2 2021.

CRS/CRN grading system

Please visit this website for full details on the grading system.

Change to Census date

The Census date for semester 2 2021 has been moved from 31 August to 14 September 2021. Students will have additional time to decide whether they would like to withdraw without financial or academic penalty up until this date. Please note the new date is in the second week of the mid-semester break, so make sure it's in your personal diary. 

Changes to WN Grade

We have also replaced WN grade (drop course with failure) with WD (drop course without academic failure) to provide some additional study pressure relief. That means students will be able to drop their courses without academic penalty until 3 November 2021.

Accessing support and staying connected

We have a range of support services for our students, and these can be accessed remotely at no cost.

There are also a range of financial support options available to you.