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Studying in 2022

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.

What to expect 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: 

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

Being a student at UOW is about so much more than a degree.

While you have the option to access learning support and welbeing services online, it’s our plan to see many events, activities, workshops and services return to campus in a COVID-safe way.

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.

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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: 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.

UOW continues to follow NSW Health advice on COVID-19 protocols and requirements. We encourage you to stay updated on the latest rules and advice via the NSW Health website.