The ANU has announced that classes will not be returning to face-to-face for the remainder of the year. This announcement has been confirmed with the news of a four week lockdown extension in the ACT. 

However, an ANU Spokesperson confirmed that should ACT Health permit it, aspects of campus life will return to in-person. This includes the provision of learning spaces, such as libraries, and possibly social activities. Furthermore, the ANU also stated that “… some teaching activities such as studios, laboratories and fieldwork may go ahead…” if they meet ACT Health guidelines. 

Earlier this week the ANU announced that returning students would get “…first access to an unconditional offer of a place to live on campus.” This is a change from the ANU’s normal policy of prioritising first-year students. Expressions of interest will be organised by individual residences but should occur sometime this week.