Student spaces

Chill with your friends in these spaces around Grafton Campus.

Relax outdoors on the campus lawn or beautiful parks nearby, catch up with friends at our onsite café, or take a seat on the many chairs or couches located throughout the campus, in the Student Commons or Student Lounge. If you are looking for a quiet space to study, head to the Philson Library, our dedicated specialist medical library.

Grab a bite to eat

Superfino Cafe
Grab a bite to eat at Superfino Cafe.

It’s got coffee, daily deals and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating - what better place to catch up with friends than Grafton Campus’ own Superfino Cafe? Open Monday-Thursday 7.30am-6pm and Friday 7.30am-7pm, Superfino Cafe is spacious and convenient.

There is also a good selection of places to buy food within walking distance of Grafton Campus if you continue walking along Park Road. Auckland Hospital has its own food court with a variety of options available to the public.  

Get outdoors

The Grafton Campus lawn is the perfect outdoor spot on a sunny day!

When the weather is fine, many of our students enjoy sitting on the grass on the campus lawn. Situated at the front of the campus, you can lie in the sun or relax under the shade of a tree. In the past, we have hosted events using this outdoor area, including our 50th Anniversary Open Day and Student Block Party.

There's plenty of seating around the back of the Campus too.

If you walk through the Atrium to the back doors, you will find a courtyard sheltered from the sun. This is a popular location for students wanting to take a seat on the benches or play handball with friends.

Auckland Domain is just across the road.

Grafton Campus is situated within close proximity to two beautiful parks. Across the road is Auckland Domain, containing footpaths, ponds, and the Winter Gardens. Outhwaite Park is a smaller park, situated around the corner on Carlton Gore Road.

Take a seat

The Student Commons is a great place for students to hang out together.

There are a range of comfortable chairs and couches across campus where students can take a seat and chat with friends. The largest  student area is outside the Student Commons on level 1 of building 505. The Student Commons has whiteboards, printers, a vending machine, couches and tables for student use.

The tables in the Student Lounge make it an ideal space for meeting with groups of friends.

There are lots of tables and seats available in the Student Lounge.  Located between the main reception and the Student Commons, students can use this space to sit and chat, use the microwaves and sinks, or check out the student notice board. If you get a bit peckish while studying, there are also two vending machines for student use.

Grab a seat outside your lecture theatre while you wait for your next class.

If you need a place to take a rest or sit and chat, most of our lecture theatres and seminar rooms have seating available outside. You can refer to the Grafton Campus Map for locations of our lecture theatres and seminar rooms.  

The back of the Atrium receives lots of sunlight, making it an ideal study spot.

There are also seats and tables available at the back of Grafton Atrium. Hidden away behind the stairs, this is a spacious area with natural lighting.

Note: This area is sometimes used to host events, and will not always be available for student use.