Return to campus

We are all keen to get back to campus as soon as possible and will continue to prioritise the safety of our students, staff and communities as we return to campus.

We are all keen to get back to campus as soon as possible and will continue to prioritise the safety of our students, staff and communities as we return to campus.

For our students, La Trobe’s roadmap to reopening sees the phased return of face-to-face classes from January 2022 and an anticipated return to ‘COVID normal’ from Semester 1 2022.

Read more about what the phased return to campus life will look like for our students.

Subject to evolving government COVIDSafe directions, we are aiming to return as much learning and teaching activity as possible to its intended delivery mode in 2022, including face-to-face tutorials, laboratory sessions and placements.

In addition to the return of face-to-face delivery, we will continue to offer some courses, majors and subjects in online and hybrid mode – and indeed will expand the portfolio that is offered in online and hybrid modes. The student experience will be diverse. Depending on the course and subjects that students are enrolled in, the experience will range from fully online to fully delivered on campus.

For our international students overseas, we’re working closely with the Victorian Government to allow for their safe return as soon as possible, and will continue to provide updates as we receive further guidance and information.

For our staff and graduate research candidates, we anticipate a phased return to our campuses from 1 December. Leaders will communicate with their teams on what that will look like over the coming weeks.

Vaccination is required for staff, students, tenants, contractors and visitors to come on to any La Trobe campus and we are currently finalising a formal system and procedure to allow the University to collect and validate vaccination details for all students and staff.

Until this comes into place on 1 December, students, staff and visitors to our campuses are required to provide proof of vaccination status.

For answers to student questions around the safe return to campus life, read our student FAQs and FAQs for graduate researchers.

For answers to staff questions around the safe return to campus, read our staff FAQs [intranet, only accessible to staff and graduate research candidates].

For public health FAQs around vaccination, see our Let’s Vaccinate our Way Back to Campus page.