Staying with us over the summer

For students looking to stay in Canberra over the December - January summer break finding a place to stay that offers short-term accommodation options can be a little tricky.  The University is committed to making sure that our students can easily remain on campus during the holidays, that they can participate and enjoy the campus activities on offer and stay in a residence where they feel comfortable and among friends. 

If you are a student already living on campus, you can extend your stay through the summer.  If you are a student living off campus, you can apply to stay at one of the residences and be comforted in the fact that you won't be alone during the summer break.

Every November, the team from Accommodation Services will offer a number of selected residences across a range of room types to suit all budgets.  An expression of interest will be sent out to all students encouraging them to register their interest.  Please check back to our website or with your current residence closer to the time for more information.

The University typically hosts the Summer Connection program which is aimed at providing you with various opportunities to connect with other students both socially and academically through a suite of events and activities.  More information will be provided closer to the time noting COVID-19 considerations.

What if I have a 2022 full-year agreement in a different residence that doesn't start until 9 Feb?

Check with your residence as you may be able to move in earlier than the actual move-in date and we can provide a contract variation.  If this is not possible your summer residence will agree to accommodate you longer until you can move into your 2022 residence.

What residences are open for the summer accommodation?

Residences that reopen specifically for summer accommodation are:

  • Bruce Hall (Catered)
  • Bruce Hall Packard Wing (Self-catered)
  • Toad Hall (Self-catered)
  • Fenner Hall (Self-catered)

When do summer accommodation contracts start and finish?

Summer accommodation residences will take summer students from 16th December 2021 to 4th February 2022.

How can I stay connected over the summer?

Engagement and Success are running a series of social activities during the December and January summer break. More information can be found here at Summer Activities December 2021.