Students who have ventured into Victoria for their university holidays will now have to re-evaluate their return to campuses in NSW.
Charles Sturt University Acting Vice-Chancellor John Germov announced on Monday a phased return to campus for all students across its footprint, including at the Wagga and Albury campuses.
But that return will not include students who are currently across the state line.
"Students from Victoria or currently in Victoria are no longer able to travel to NSW for residential schools, intensive teaching blocks or workplace learning placements," Professor Germov said.
Options for the re-scheduling of class activities will be communicated directly to those students affected by the close.
"The university will continue to assist affected students in making alternative arrangements for their residential school or practical requirements on a case-by-case basis," Professor Germov said.
Meanwhile, any students who have arrived in NSW from an identified hotspot in Victoria has been advised to "isolate for 14 days prior to attending campus".
When questioned on whether any residential students would be allowed to self-isolate on its campuses, a university spokesperson said: "We do not have anyone isolating on the [Wagga] campus and our campuses are not being used as isolation points for the regions".
For now, the university will continue to forge ahead with its re-opening plans, with a phased returned to campus having started on June 9. All staff will be permitted to return to campus from July 13.
Services, including food, library, and student centres will be phased back in July and will increase availability in August.
"We expect that by 16 November, all campus activities will resume, as long as there are no COVID-19 outbreaks," Professor Germov said.
The university will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreaks in Victorian before making further decisions.
"As this situation evolves, the university will continue to make changes to meet the necessary requirements," he said.
"This is a complex project to ensure we get our prioritisation, communications and approach right. The wellbeing of our staff and students is our number one priority."