Waipārūrū Hall

In 2020 Waipārūrū Hall will open its doors for the first time as the largest catered school leaver hall in New Zealand.

About the hall

Waipārūrū Hall opened in time for the 2020 academic year. This exciting new residence will be home to 786 residents across two towers, making it our largest offering for school leavers. 

Waipārūrū is our first residence to offer a new catering style with multiple food serving stations offering a variety of food from different cuisines. Residents also enjoy generous communal facilities including study spaces as well as games and recreation space.

The Hall is located at the end of Whitaker Place, just 5 minutes’ walk from the heart of the City Campus.

The accommodation management team and Resident Advisers arrange social and recreational events along with academic mentoring and study support sessions throughout the year to help you make friends and settle into student life.

The Resident Manager and Resident Advisers will live on site, ensuring there is a duty person available 24 hours a day.

Illustration of Waipārūrū Hall

Hall profile

Hall profile Waipārūrū Hall
Student type First-year high school leavers
Total students 786
  • Fully catered residence
  • Vegetarian and Halal options available
  • A choice of meal options from multiple food stations at each service, catering to a range of diets and serving a variety of food from different cuisines.
Facilities on-site
  • Common rooms on each floor with TVs
  • Large communal lounge/social space with shared kitchen
  • Study spaces with printing facilities
  • Games room in each tower
  • Music room in each tower
  • Internet - wireless, included in fees
  • Laundry - cost of use included in fees
Location 35 Whitaker Place, Auckland Central.
Distance to University General Library (Bldg 109)

1km, (10 minute walk).

Residential Agreement period
  • Full academic year: 38 weeks & 2 nights

Room types

  • Every room comes furnished with a king single bed, bedside table, wardrobe, desk, chair, noticeboard, mirror and airconditioning/heating unit.
  • Residents provide their own bedding and linen. Alternatively a bedding pack can be purchased from our online accommodation shop before arrival.
  • Electricity, water, University Wifi and laundry is included
Room type 2020 weekly rate* Features
Single $398.00
  • Your own bedroom
  • Shared bathrooms
Large Single* $420.00
  • Your own bedroom with more space
  • Ensuite bathroom

*Rates listed for 2020 are subject to final confirmation.

*Large single rooms are limited and priority will be given to students with accessibility/medical needs.

For more information

Room layout: Single Bedroom (left) Large Single Bedroom with en-suite (right)