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 2021.

2021 - Semester One*: from February to July.
2021 - Semester Two: from July to November/December.
2021 - Academic Year: from February to November/December.
Feb 2021 - Feb 2022: from February 2021 to February 2022, including the summer period.
July 2021 - July 2022 - from July 2021 to July 2022, 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 2021

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

Term
Start date End date
Academic Year: 38 Weeks & 2 nights
Sunday 21 February, 2021 Monday 15 November, 2021
Semester Two: 19 weeks Monday 5 July, 2021 Monday 15 November, 2021

The dates below apply to 55 Symonds, Carlaw Park Student Village, Grafton Student Flats, Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa, UniLodge Anzac/Beach, and Waikohanga House.

Term Start date End date
Academic Year: 42 weeks Tuesday 9 February, 2021 Tuesday 30 November, 2021
Semester One: 21 weeks Tuesday 9 February, 2021
Tuesday 6 July, 2021
Semester Two: 21 weeks Wednesday 7 July, 2021
Wednesday 1 December, 2021
Feb 21/Feb 22: 52 weeks Tuesday 9 February, 2021
Tuesday 8 February, 2022
July 21/July 22: 52 weeks Tuesday 6 July, 2021 Tuesday 5 July, 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.