About a third of the University of New England was damaged in last week's tornado, but the campus is already set to reopen to staff this week.
With cleanup and repair crews still hard at work fixing up the campus, the university still does not have a final damage cost estimate.
But there will be no delay to the scheduled start of Trimester 3, with classes set to get underway in just five days, according to a UNE spokesperson.
"We are adapting and accommodating to get back to business as usual as quickly as possible, and are thankful for the support of the authorities," the spokesperson said.
Staff will be able to return to work at the university from Friday, but only inside sections deemed undamaged.
Building access will become progressively available.
The university remains in emergency management and business recovery mode following a tornado on Friday which left dozens of buildings in Armidale badly damaged, many in ruins.
Professional teams have spent the last week working to clear and stabilise trees, and make buildings weather proof.
The university has also been housing some members of the community who have lost their homes, in its residential accommodation.
Eleven homes were condemned after they were wrecked in the devastating tornado which struck the city last Thursday, leaving in its wake a four-kilometre line of damage. Council crews assessed over 200 homes for structural damage.
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