The University Residences (called 'Ressies') are just a short walk from campus and set in landscaped gardens of native trees, shrubs and wildlife. Most Study Abroad and Exchange students choose to live in this lively atmosphere, close to shopping malls, markets, movie theatres, nature reserves, Lake Ginnindera and cycling and jogging tracks.
Guaranteed Housing Options
The Study Abroad and Exchange Office offers guaranteed* on-campus housing with UniLodge and the University of Canberra Village (CLV). As places are in demand, students must nominate their housing preference on their UC Study Abroad and Exchange Application Form and submit the form on time to secure a guaranteed placement. Students will also need to apply directly to their chosen housing area directly on the accommodation website as listed below.
Cooper Lodge (UniLodge) is the newest and closest residence hall, having opened for the first time in January 2014! This 416 bed self-catered accommodation facility is located in the heart of the University campus right next to the Library and includes all the bells and whistles like great views and even a grand piano! Cooper Lodge contracts are a minimum of 24 weeks long and students are expected to pay the weekly rate for the full contract term.
Weeden Lodge (UniLodge) is a vibrant, new 480 bed facility offering both catered (meal plans) and self-catered accommodation options along with shorter contract packages to better align with the University calendar. Conveniently located between the Belconnen Mall and the University, Weeden Lodge is about a 10-15 minute walk from campus.
The University of Canberra Village (CLV) is the University's largest accommodation facility. This self-catered accommodation is located on the University campus and offers a variety of options from twelve room share accommodation to one, two, and five-bedroom units. CLV contracts are a set period of 24 weeks (minimum) and students are expected to pay the weekly rate for the full contract term, regardless of late arrival or early departure. Bedding and Kitchen Packages can be provided by CLV at an additional cost. Please note that the CLV application fee is non-refundable.
See the below websites for full accommodation details, pricing and to apply.
Cooper Lodge: http://unilodge.com.au/lodge/campus/
Weeden Lodge: http://unilodge.com.au/lodge/weeden-lodge/
For more information on the UC Ressies and non-guaranteed housing options, please visit the Student Accommodation site.
Terms and Conditions of a Guaranteed Placement
*There may be limited availability at some housing areas within our guaranteed allotment as a set number of rooms are guaranteed for each area. Your placement within your chosen housing area will be based on when you fill out the housing application on your chosen housing area's website. To guarantee your housing, you must nominate your choice on your application to UC and fill out the housing application for that area directly on the housing website. Please indicate that you are a study abroad or exchange student on your application if possible.
Please note that if you have any outstanding fees owed to your housing area upon completion, you will not receive your UC transcript until these fees are paid.
You must accept the above terms and conditions in order to accept a guaranteed housing placement through the Study Abroad and Exchange Office.