When can you move in?
Our residential dates are set to coincide with the university academic semesters. We also offer an option for those who wish to remain over summer.
Definitions of term
The term types below correspond with the residential agreement periods you can apply for in 2020.
2020 - Semester One*: from February to July.
2020 - Semester Two: from July to November/December.
2020 - Academic Year: from February to November/December.
Feb 2020 - Feb 2021: from February 2020 to February 2021, including the summer period.
July 2020 - July 2021 - from July 2020 to July 2021, including the summer period.
*Note: the Semester One option is only available to those students on an exchange for one semester only. If you are studying for a full academic year, you are not eligible for this option.
Residential dates 2020
The dates below apply to Grafton Hall, O'Rorke Hall, University Hall - Towers, Waipārūrū Hall, Grafton Student Flats (School Leaver and UG rooms) and Goldie Estate Homestead.
||Start date||End date|
|Academic Year: 38 Weeks & 2 nights
||Sunday 23 February, 2020||Tuesday 17 November, 2020|
|Semester Two: 19 weeks||Tuesday 7 July, 2020||Tuesday 17 November, 2020|
The dates below apply to 55 Symonds, Carlaw Park Student Village, Grafton Student Flats (PG rooms), Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa, UniLodge Anzac/Beach, UniLodge Whitaker and Waikohanga House.
|Term||Start date||End date|
|Academic Year: 42 weeks||Monday 10 February, 2020||Monday 30 November, 2020|
|Semester One: 21 weeks||Monday 10 February, 2020||Monday 6 July, 2020|
|Semester Two: 21 weeks||Tuesday 7 July, 2020||Tuesday 1 December, 2020|
|Feb 20/Feb 21: 52 weeks||Monday 10 February, 2020||Monday 8 February, 2021|
|July 20/July 21: 52 weeks||Monday 6 July, 2020||Monday 5 July, 2021|
The dates below apply to Huia Residence only.
||Start date||End date|
|Academic Year: 40 weeks
||Friday 14 February, 2020||Friday 20 November, 2020|
|Semester One: 20 weeks||Friday 14 February, 2020||Friday 3 July, 2020|
|Semester Two: 20 weeks||Saturday 4 July, 2020||Saturday 21 November, 2020|
Is it possible to move in early?
For students who have been offered accommodation starting in February:
Once your place has been confirmed, you’re welcome to contact your residential team to enquire about moving in early – but we can’t guarantee this will be possible for all residences.
In the instance where you’re not able to move into your residence early, we may be able to assist you with summer accommodation in an alternative residence.
For more information see Summer Accommodation.
For students who have been offered accommodation starting in Semester Two:
Because our Semester One residents move out a day before our Semester Two residential period starts, we can’t guarantee that you will be able to move into your residence early.
We can assist you with finding temporary accommodation to ensure you have a place to stay before you move into your semester residence.
What happens if I want to move out early?
When you accept your place in residence, you’re agreeing to live there for the full residential period stated on your residential agreement. You will be charged for the full period stated, regardless of if you move out a few days earlier.
If you’re thinking about leaving before the end of your residential agreement, you will need to discuss this with your resident manager as there may be penalties for breaking your agreement early.