Residential students

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for residential students

Accomodation Services have put together a series of FAQs for residential students.

Read the following pages to get more information about:

Directive to Students Living on Campus

As of 27 March 2020

Be distant. Be safe. Keep others safe. 


You must keep your distance during this pandemic, even from ANU friends and neighbours.


Because when you take risks, it's not just your health and theirs that could suffer -  it is their  families and their  wider communities. 


To keep everyone safe, these are your new house rules. 


 Your role:  

  • Every resident must comply with these rules. 
  • Practice distancing and good hygiene, and call out anyone who doesn't. 
  • If someone knowingly breaks the rules, they will be excluded from ANU residences.  
  • If lots of people knowingly break the rules, we will close part or all of your residence.  


  • Keep a distance of two metres between people and ensure that in enclosed spaces there is only one person per four square metres. 
  • Crowds, gatherings and parties of any number are prohibited until further notice. 
  • Refrain from physical contact with other people.  
  • Visitors are strongly discouraged - only one registered guest per resident. 
  • Limit your intake of alcohol.  


  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds several times a day. 
  • Avoid touching your face.  
  • Clean shared spaces and surfaces before you use them, and after you've finished. 
  • Isolate yourself in your room and seek medical advice if you have any cold or flu symptoms, especially fever and dry cough. 

 A printable PDF version of this directive can be found here