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Hamilton on campus accommodation

Orchard Park and Silverdale Road Apartments offer an independent lifestyle for students that want the security and convenience of living on campus.

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Silverdale Road Apartments

Silverdale Road Apartments offer an independent lifestyle for students who want to live close to campus. There are 53 self-contained fully furnished and tastefully decorated apartments. Situated next to Orchard Park accommodation, Silverdale Apartments are a two minute walk to the university campus.

Each apartment has its own kitchen, bathroom and a queen bed with a living/study space. Residents will have access to a shared laundry and a common room.

This facility is designated for mature and postgraduate students only - and is not available for school-leaver students.


Apartment facilities

  • Single person occupancy
  • Self-catered – residents cook their own meals in a fully equipped kitchen with full sized oven, cooktop, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge. Residents bring their own cookware or purchase a kitchen pack from the Accommodation Office for $145.
  • Furnishing – each apartment comes with a queen bed, two seater couch, wardrobe, desk and office chair, notice board and bookshelf.  Residents bring their own linen and towels, or purchase a linen pack from the Accommodation Office for $135.
  • Laundry - $2 coin-operated machines, vacuum cleaners, iron and ironing board available.
  • Internet - free Wi-Fi available in all apartments.
  • Power – free power in all apartments, including heating and cooling.
  • Parking – residents paid parking and secure bike shed available at the apartments. Parking is $60 per semester.
    Common room – shared space with kitchenette, TV and couches available.
  • Access to Orchard Park’s facilities – residents have access to Orchard Park recreation room, which has Sky TV, pool table, table tennis and BBQ area.
    Apartment contracts – residents can apply to extend their contracts into summer trimester.

Nearby campus facilities

  • Waikato Management School
  • Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education

How much does it cost?

Self-catered
Number of apartments 53
Cost per week - 1 person $265
Total cost for 37 weeks $9,805
Optional costs 
Linen pack- queen $135
Kitchen pack- full $145

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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 150 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.

Orchard Park is a short 2 minute walk to Waikato Management School and Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education, set in a private and relaxed living environment surrounded by fruit trees.


Orchard Park facilities

  • Cottages – each cottage has shared living, dining, kitchen and bathroom with 4 or 6 other flatmates.
  • Studios – each studio has a shared kitchen with 5 other flatmates, each bedroom in a studio has its own bathroom.
  • Self-catered – residents cook their own meals in a fully equipped kitchen with full sized oven, cooktop, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge. Pots, pans and cooking utensils are provided, residents bring their own chopping boards, sharp knives, plates, mugs, glasses and cutlery or can purchase a small individual kitchen pack from the Accommodation Office for $35.
  • Furnishing – each bedroom comes with a king single bed, wardrobe, desk and office chair, notice board and bookshelf.  Residents bring their own linen and towels, or purchase a linen pack from the Accommodation Office for $105.
  • Laundry - $2 coin-operated machines, iron and ironing board available.
  • Internet - free Wi-Fi available in all flats.
  • Power – free power in all flats, including heating.
  • Parking – residents paid parking and secure bike shed is available. Parking is $60 per semester.
  • Access to Orchard Park’s facilities – residents have access to a recreation room, which has Sky TV, pool table, table tennis, computer lab and BBQ area.
    Contracts – residents can apply to extend their contracts into summer trimester.

Nearby campus facilities

  • Waikato Management School
  • Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education

How much does it cost?

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 $200
Total cost for 37 weeks $7,400
Orchard Park Studio - Postgraduate students only
Number of studio rooms 40  
Number of cottages 8
Cost per week $245
Total cost for 37 weeks $9,065        
Optional Costs 
Linen pack - king single $105
Kitchen pack - small $35

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Accepting your offer for Halls of Residence accommodation

If you are successful and offered a place in the Halls of Residence, you will need to accept your offer and pay your deposit/admin fee online by the due date indicated in your offer letter. If you don't, the offer expires and your place will be offered to another student. If you have concerns about meeting this deadline, contact the Accommodation Office – [email protected] or +64 7 838 4084.

When accepting your contract to reside on the Halls of Residence, you are agreeing to the following Rules and Regulations and the Fees and Costs.


Contract, deposit and rules and regulations

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Accommodation costs and payment options

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Contact the Accommodation Office

Accommodation Office
Gate 2, Knighton Road
Phone: +64 7 838 4084
Email: [email protected]