On this page you’ll find information you need to know about learning and student life at UOW in 2022, as well as how to stay COVID-safe on campus.
Studying in 2022
UOW Students can attend the majority of their classes in-person in 2022 and enjoy everything UOW campus life offers. For students who prefer an online learning option or can’t be with us in person, we will continue offering the majority of courses online.
COVID-safe Campus in 2022
As we look forward to welcoming our community back onto campuses, implementing the next phase of the University’s COVID Safe Plan is critical to ensuring the ongoing safe operation of our campus activities and the wellbeing of our students, staff, and visitors. Our new plan is now final and in place. For these measures to be effective, we will need everyone in the UOW community to share in the responsibility for its implementation.
We also have a range of COVID FAQs for students which you can view here.
Hear Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Theo Farrell speaks on UOW's plans to reopen its campuses to new and current students on 21 February 2022 in the below video:
Hello, I am Professor Theo Farrell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wollongong.
I’m thrilled to report that we are opening our beautiful and vibrant campuses to students once again – starting with Campus Fest on the 21st February and followed by Week 1 of Autumn Session on the 28th February.
It’s been a long two years for our students - and staff - and we can’t wait to welcome you back! We know students have missed being able to engage in-person and make the most of UOW’s renowned on-campus experience.
Please be rest assured we have the strongest possible COVID-safe protocols in place - developed in consultation with our world-leading health experts - to keep us all safe, as we transition back to having the majority of classes being available in person and on campus.
And for students who would prefer an online learning option, or those who remain unable to travel to Australia due to the pandemic, our new and improved online learning tools and channels are ready to go.
We highly-recommend that all students are fully-vaccinated before coming on campus. And to say ‘thank you’ for keeping our UOW community safe, we’re offering all fully-vaccinated students a free ‘Pulse Perks’ membership valued at $35, which provides over $60 in vouchers to use at our range of shops and facilities on campus, along with ongoing discounts at UniActive, UniBar, food outlets and many more.
We’re also extremely excited to be launching our inaugural ‘Campus Festival’, a new feature of our orientation program and open to all students. Campus Fest includes a series of free gigs - presented by Yours and Owls - featuring some of Australia’s biggest artists, including Montaigne, Ziggy Ramo and Touch Sensitive. Campus Fest will also include all of your campus favourites such as movies, comedy, trivia, clubs and societies, food stalls and much more.
And finally, in news just in this week, the Australian Government’s annual QILT survey has found that UOW graduates are Australia’s most employable - with the skills and qualifications that employers value most. This makes us extremely proud!
So to all of our new and current students - and future graduates - welcome back to campus! We can’t wait to see you.
Key points to know about returning to campus
- We strongly encourage all students and staff to get fully vaccinated and get their booster shot as soon as they are eligible.
- Students are required to be vaccinated if they are living in UOW residences, for professional experience and work-integrated learning placements where there is a Public Health Order requirement.
- Face masks are strongly recommended for students, staff, and visitors to our campuses in all indoor settings and outdoors where physical distancing is not possible. Masks will continue to be required in laboratories and other clinical training settings.
- Extensive safety and hygiene processes will be in place with cleaning, hand sanitiser, disinfecting wipes, cleaning supplies and gloves.
- Natural and mechanical building ventilation has been tested and will be routinely checked to ensure air quality is in line with safety standards.
- While classes will be delivered on-campus, we will continue to offer online options across the majority of our courses.
Online study options
We recognise many students are still not able to return to our campuses due to COVID-19 restrictions, or other circumstances.
With this in mind, in 2022 we will continue to offer online class options for many of our subjects (where that is possible). This means:
- providing on-campus delivery options for most subjects
- We are planning to provide the option of online tutorials, where possible
- Most large lectures (100+ students) to be delivered online
- Most other lectures will be held on-campus, with a live stream option and/or be recorded
- For courses and subjects where teaching, assessments or accreditation require on-campus attendance, online options may not be offered.
Students who cannot attend campus
If you enrol in a subject that has an on-campus component, but cannot legitimately attend, you may be able to carry out these components remotely (where that is possible) or complete them at a later date.
For more information on online study options, visit the
What you need to know
- Campus life and facilities
- Thanks for getting vaccinated
- Information for international students
- Accessing services and facilities on campus
- Parking and getting to campus
- COVID-19 status updates
Being a student at UOW is about so much more than a degree.
We understand it may feel strange at first to navigate the different guidelines and Covid-safe practises. Keep an eye on this website, SOLS and UOWmail for updates on student life and returning to campus.
Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19? Grab your free 2022 Pulse Perks membership on us when you're next on campus. It's our way of saying THANK YOU for playing a part in protecting yourself and the UOW community.
UOW appreciates that many international students are still eagerly awaiting the opportunity to commence or continue their studies in Australia and enjoy the benefits of an on-campus learning experience.
The below links provide detailed information for UOW students who are still currently offshore:
Refer to the 2022 Subject Timetables to see what subjects are running in each session, class options and how those classes will be delivered (e.g. on-campus, online or both). For subjects you have enrolled in, these details are also available in your SOLS under Timetable > Subject Timetable
Student Service is open for face-to-face enquiries. Students are encouraged to continue to access remote service where possible via phone: +61 2 4221 3927, email: email@example.com or our online knowledge base AskUOW.
We know this is a challenging time, and we are here to support you. We encourage you to connect with our range of as you need them.
For more information about visiting our campuses safely, refer to UOW’s COVID-19 response website.
Paid ticketed parking will resume at our Wollongong campuses from 21 February 2022. Find more information on parking, getting to campus and COVID-19 travel advice here.