About your accommodation
Making the move to Newcastle
On campus accommodation provides a community environment for students from different backgrounds and varying interests. It's not only somewhere to live, but is an opportunity for you to transition from home to uni in a safe and supportive environment. It also provides easy access to the health, counselling, sporting, library and academic facilities that the University has to offer. Best of all, it will take you only a few minutes to roll out of bed and get to class.
There are four residential colleges on the Newcastle campus to choose from. You will need to do some research and pick the one that's right for you, with each providing different food and living options.
The demand for on-campus accommodation is high, but first year students are given a priority. You will need to apply between 1 October 2012 and 8 January 2013. Make sure you apply within the specified time as late applications are given a lower priority.
Off campus accommodation is a great option if you want an independent lifestyle, to share a house or apartment with friends, live in the city or be close to beaches and cafes. Most suburbs are within cycling or walking distance to the University or close to buses and train stations. Accommodation Services has an online database of current accommodation options to help you get started.
For information on all of your accommodation options or to access the off campus accommodation database visit: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/accommodation or contact AccommodationServices@newcastle.edu.au
Making the move to Armidale
Living on campus puts you in the best spot to enjoy the living and learning experience to the full making friendships and memories that will stay with you for life. Both socially and academically, you are right at the heart of the action.
The majority of first year students choose to live on campus because UNE's college system offers personal and academic support, giving students the best chance of success. Classes, labs and the Dixson library are all just a 10 minute walk away. You will have your own single, fully furnished, centrally heated accommodation and each room has a phone and internet connection.
The residential calendar is packed full of great activities. There is always something happening, from dress-up trivia nights to barbecues, camps and fundraisers, formal dinners and college balls. For more information about living on campus visit: www.une.edu.au/about/living
Outside of UNE's residential college system there are plenty of other accommodation options. You will find it is much easier to get rental accommodation in Armidale than if you were looking in a metropolitan area. Visit www.servicesune.com.au/student-accommodation for more information.