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Halls of Residence

A room in the halls is so much more than a place to live; it comes with a built-in social life, full support and endless opportunities.

Three of our halls have both fully catered and self-catered options and the other is solely self-catered. We only have on-campus accommodation in Hamilton. If you're studying at our Tauranga campus, check out your accommodation options.

Bryant Hall

Bryant Hall is our smallest hall, creating a tight-knit community of residents and staff who all look out for each other and are focused on balancing study and the student lifestyle.

We’re proud of our rich history of providing a fun and focused university experience to all of our 178 fully catered residents and 20 selfcatered residents.

Our kaupapa Māori floor, Nga Tokoroa-aTaingahue was the first kaupapa Māori floor in New Zealand and has housed many great students over the past 26 years. Bryant Hall is also home to a Pasifika floor where many Pasifika students choose to reside in a culturally supportive academic environment.

Fully-catered 
Number of rooms 178
Number of blocks 3
Cost per week $322
Total cost for 37 weeks $11,914
Self-catered 
Number of rooms 20
Number of cottages 4
Cost per week $170
Total cost for 37 weeks $6,290

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College Hall

College Hall is the largest hall and focuses on providing an energetic environment that supports aspirational students in their academic and sporting pursuits.

The hall has recently been refurbished and has modern lounges on each floor for study and leisure, and a TV projector room for the ultimate sports or movie experience.

Nearby campus facilities: Waikato Management School, Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education, Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, university swimming pool and sports courts.

Fully-catered 
Number of rooms 267
Number of blocks 3
Cost per week $365
Total cost for 37 weeks $13,505
Self-catered 
Number of rooms 27
Number of flats 4
Cost per week $185
Total cost for 37 weeks $6,845

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Student Village

Student Village is the second largest of our halls, and is unique in that students live in pods of six residents rather than being spread across blocks of 50 – 60 students.

Each pod shares bathroom and kitchenette facilities, and the close living environment creates tight-knit communities with a strong sense of family.

Residents at Student Village come from all over the world, giving you the chance to meet lots of new people and experience different cultures.

There are 252 fully catered rooms spread across 10 blocks and 42 self-catered rooms. The hall is next to UniRec, our University gym, and the Academy of Performing Arts. Main lecture theatres are only a short walk away.

Fully-catered 
Number of rooms 252
Number of blocks 10
Cost per week $322
Total cost for 37 weeks $11,914
Self-catered 
Number of rooms 42        
Number of flats 8
Cost per week $185
Total cost for 37 weeks $6,845

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Orchard Park

Orchard Park is designed for students who want to live in a flatting situation, have a good balance between meeting new people and having independence, and enjoy the security and support of being on campus.

All rooms at Orchard Park are self-catered, with space for 110 residents. The hall is popular with second, third and fourth year students, international students, and those studying at postgraduate level. This creates a supportive community of students who are keen to get stuck into their studies and build lasting memories with new friends along the way.

Each cottage has its own living, dining and kitchen areas, and there is a recreation room with a pool table, table tennis table and TV. Orchard Park is close to Waikato Management School and Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education, while still providing a private and relaxed living environment.

Orchard Park Cottages 
Number of rooms 110
Number of cottages 26
Number of people per cottages 23 four-bedroom and 3 six-bedroom
Cost per week $170
Total cost for 37 weeks $6,290
Orchard Park Studio - Postgraduate students only 
Number of studio rooms 40  
Number of cottages 8
Cost per week $225
Total cost for 37 weeks $8,325

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Contact the Accommodation Office

Accommodation Office
Gate 2, Knighton Road
Phone: +64 7 838 4084
Email: accom@waikato.ac.nz