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 2022.

2022 - Semester One*: from February to July.
2022 - Semester Two: from July to November/December.
2022 - Academic Year: from February to November/December.
Feb 2022 - Feb 2023: from February 2022 to February 2023, including the summer period.
July 2022 - July 2023 - from July 2022 to July 2023, 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 2022

The dates below apply to: Grafton Hall, O'Rorke Hall, University Hall - Towers, Waipārūrū Hall, and Waipārūrū - Whitaker Block.

Term
Start date End date
Academic Year: 38 Weeks & 3 nights
Saturday 19 February, 2022 Tuesday 15 November, 2022
Semester One: 19 weeks & 1 night Saturday 19 February, 2022 Sunday 3 July, 2022
Semester Two: 19 weeks  Tuesday 5 July, 2022 Tuesday 15 November, 2022

The dates below apply to Goldies Homestead.

Term
Start date End date
Academic Year: 38 Weeks & 2 nights
Sunday 20 February, 2022 Tuesday 15 November, 2022
Semester One: 19 weeks  Sunday 20 February, 2022 Sunday 3 July, 2022
Semester Two: 19 weeks Tuesday 5 July, 2022 Tuesday 15 November, 2022

The dates below apply to 55 Symonds, Carlaw Park Student Village, Grafton Student Flats*, Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa, UniLodge Whitaker*, University Hall - Apartments* and Waikohanga House.

Term Start date End date
Academic Year: 42 weeks Wednesday 9 February, 2022 Wednesday 30 November, 2022
Semester One: 21 weeks Wednesday 9 February, 2022
Wednesday 6 July, 2022
Semester Two: 21 weeks Thursday 7 July, 2022
Thursday 1 December, 2022
Feb 22/Feb 23: 52 weeks Wednesday 9 February, 2022
Tuesday 7 February, 2023
July 22/July 23: 52 weeks Wednesday 6 July, 2022 Tuesday 4 July, 2023

* Grafton Student Flats, UniLodge Whitaker and University Hall - Apartments are not available for a 52 week periods in 2022.

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.