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 2018.

2019 - Semester One*: from February to July.
2019 - Semester Two: from July to November/December.
2019 - Academic Year: from February to November/December.
Feb 2019 - Feb 2020: from February 2019 to February 2020, including the summer period.
July 2019 - July 2020 - from July 2019 to July 2020, 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.

Halls of Residence

The 2019 dates below apply to Grafton Hall, O'Rorke Hall, University Hall - Towers and Apartments, Whitaker Hall and also Goldies Homestead.

Term Start date End date
Academic Year Sunday 24 February, 2019 Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Flats and apartments

The 2019 dates below apply to 55 Symonds, Carlaw Park Student Village, Grafton Student Flats, Parnell Student Village, UniLodge Anzac/Beach, UniLodge Whitaker and Waikohanga House.

Term Start date End date
Academic Year Friday 8 February, 2019 Friday 29 November, 2019
Semester One Friday 8 February, 2019 Friday 5 July, 2019
Semester Two Saturday 6 July, 2019 Saturday 30 November, 2019
Feb19/Feb20 Friday 8 February, 2019 Friday 7 February, 2020
July19/July20 Saturday 6 July, 2019 Saturday 5 July, 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.