Life in AUT student accommodation

Living on campus can be a great option – you’ll be minutes away from AUT buildings and it’s an easy way to meet other students.

Our accommodation locations

Our Akoranga Student Village (North Campus) and Wellesley Student Apartments (City Campus) are run by AUT and we provide a Residential Life programme to students living at these locations. Mayoral Drive student accommodation at the City Campus is managed by UniLodge - they run their own residential programme. For details about living at Mayoral Drive, check their website.

Mayoral Drive student accommodation (UniLodge website)

What to expect

Living on campus is about more than just the room. You become part of a community from the moment you arrive, with opportunities to make social connections and to develop leadership and life skills that will help you succeed at AUT.

You’ll benefit from the sense of belonging and support that comes from living in a close-knit and diverse community – your home away from home.

Regular events during the year

Our Residential Life programme involves activities and events during the year. These encourage you to interact with others, look after your health and wellbeing, and strengthen the residential community.

For example, the Battle of the Bridge sports competition sees AUT’s two student hostels compete against each. Other events include game and quiz nights like 'Grocery Bingo', 'Nacho Nights', stress workshops and group outings.

Live close to useful campus resources

You can use campus resources easily – the library, computer labs, gym and other services are all nearby.

Support and help when you need it

Students who live in AUT accommodation have a high academic success rate because they’re part of a supportive community that’s connected to support and advice services.

Our Residential Assistants can help direct you to the right person or service if you have personal issues. You can join a community study group and meet other people doing the same papers.

Just bring your personal belongings

Because the cost of student accommodation includes furniture, power, water and internet, all you need to bring is your personal belongings.

Life in student accommodation
Life in student accommodation

Fees and contract periods

Find out about costs for accommodation, how and when to pay, and what our contract periods are.

Fees for accommodation

Applying for accommodation

Our online application portals open at certain times before semesters begin.

More about applying

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