Residential rules

These are the rules for all University of Auckland Accommodation

These rules are based on many years of experience in managing student accommodation. They are designed to ensure that the community life in accommodation is maintained and that an environment exists that is conducive for everyone to study, to sleep and to have positive social experiences. The underlying principle is consideration for others, particularly with regard to noise levels.

If you have any feedback or clarifying questions about the Residential Rules please address these to the Head of Operations – Accommodation and email


Please note that as of 7 October 2020 the residential rules below have been updated with a new section: Concerns about your safety and/or wellbeing.

Halls of Residence

These rules apply to residents of Grafton Hall, O'Rorke Hall, University Hall - Towers, Waipārūrū Hall and Waipārūrū - Whitaker Block.

Self-Catered Residences

These rules apply to residents of 55 Symonds, Carlaw Park Student Village, Goldie Homestead, Grafton Student Flats, Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa, University Hall - Apartments, UniLodge Anzac/Beach, UniLodge Whitaker, and Waikohanga House.

How do I make a complaint or appeal a decision?

If you wish to make a complaint or seek to appeal the decision relating to your University-owned and operated accommodation, write to: Associate Director for Campus Life (Accommodation)