The University of Otago

The University of Otago has fifteen official University of Otago Residential Colleges. Most of these are suitable for first year students.

Aquinas College

Accommodation for 165 residents, most in single rooms. Fully catered with Halal meals available. 20 minutes walk to the main campus.

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Arana College

Fully catered accommodation for 398 residents in single rooms on Clyde Street, 2 minutes walk to campus

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Carrington College

Fully catered accommodation for 243 residents, in 239 single rooms and 2 shared rooms. Located five minutes walk to the main campus

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City College

Fully catered accommodation for 211 residents in 37, 5 and 6-bedroom apartments. Five minutes walk to campus.  Applications welcomed from students intending to study at the University of Otago and at Otago Polytechnic.

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Cumberland College

Accommodation for 328 residents, in single study bedrooms Cumberland College is fully catered with Halal meals available. Five minutes walk to campus

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Hayward College

Accommodation for 162 residents, in single rooms. Fully catered with Halal meals available. Five minutes walk to campus.

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Knox College

One of NZ’s oldest residential colleges, Knox offers fully catered accommodation for 215 residents in single rooms.  Situated through the botanical gardens and a 10 – 15 minute walk to campus.

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St Margaret’s College

Fully catered, right on campus accommodation for 224 residents in single rooms.

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Salmond College

Fully catered accommodation for 238 residents in single study bedrooms. Located a 10 - 15 minute walk from campus. Applications are accepted from University and Polytechnic students and should be made through the University of Otago Accommodation Office

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Te Rangi Hiroa College

Te Rangi Hiroa is the University of Otago's newest undergraduate college, being converted from a hotel into a Residential College from the start of 2014.  Located very close to town and only 5 minutes' walk from the University campus, it also features ensuite bathroom facilities in all 125 resident rooms.

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Toroa College

Accommodation for 152 residents in 28 units, just five minutes walk to campus. Fully catered with Halal meals available.

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University College

The largest residential college with accommodation for 518 residents in single study bedrooms. Fully catered and being on campus means you can’t get closer.

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