Having trouble finding your way around campus? Try these hacks!
Deakin’s campuses are large and sprawling, and it’s not always easy to know where to go. If you’re running around in circles trying to locate your classroom, take a moment to look at the map for your campus and familiarise yourself with how the room names and numbers work. You’ll be on your way in no time!
Find your way with our campus maps
Make sure you check out the map for your campus – we recommend you download a copy to your phone or you can even print out a copy to carry with you.
You can search by faculty or research area, for a particular service or amenity (for example, food outlets and banks) or by building. They also include dedicated mobility maps and student residence maps.
Understand the naming conventions
Room numbers at Deakin comprise:
- the building letter or letters
- the level (starting at 1 for ground level)
- the primary room number
- a secondary room number for rooms that are accessed via another room.
For example: JC3.100 indicates Building JC, level 3, room 100.
Get in the zone
Our Burwood and Waurn Ponds campuses are also divided into six colour-coded and numbered zones:
- Zone 1: Purple
- Zone 2: Orange
- Zone 3: Blue
- Zone 4: Pink
- Zone 5: Green
- Zone 6: Red.
Once in the right zone, you can head to specific buildings and key destinations within that neighbourhood. This makes it easier to move across campus and means signs are simpler to follow. Campus maps match buildings and zone locations for easy cross-referencing.
Still having trouble finding your way? While Deakin Scout and Deakin Genie are no longer available, you can always approach our friendly Security team for help – or ask someone you see on campus. You might even strike up a conversation and make a new friend!