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 2024. The portal for 2024 residential agreement periods will open on the 1 August 2023.
If you are looking for accommodation to begin earlier than these residential agreement periods, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assess availability of rooms for an early arrival.
Residential dates 2024
The dates below apply to: Grafton Hall, O'Rorke Hall, University Hall - Towers, Waipārūrū Hall, Grafton Student Flats
||Start date||End date|
|Academic Year: 38 Weeks & 5 nights
||Saturday 17 February, 2024||Friday 15 November, 2024|
The dates below apply to: Goldie Estate Homestead (Waiheke Island)
|Term||Start date||End date|
|Academic Year: 38 Weeks & 5 nights||Sunday 18 February, 2024||Saturday 16 November, 2024|
|Semester One: 21 Weeks||Sunday 18 February, 2024||Tuesday 2 July, 2024|
|Semester Two: 21 Weeks||Thursday 4 July, 2024||Saturday 16 November, 2024|
The dates below apply to 55 Symonds, Carlaw Park Student Village, Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa and Waikohanga House.
|Term||Start date||End date|
|Academic Year: 42 weeks||Wednesday 7 February, 2024||Wednesday 27 November, 2024|
|Semester One: 21 weeks||Wednesday 7 February, 2024
||Wednesday 3 July, 2024|
|Semester Two: 21 weeks||Thursday 4 July, 2024
||Thursday 28 November, 2024|
|Feb 24/Feb 25: 52 weeks||Wednesday 7 February, 2024
||Monday 3 February, 2025|
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.