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Arriving early

Helen Lowry Hall is open over the summer term, so arriving early for the academic year is an option. The cost is one-seventh of the weekly rate each night. If there are no vacancies, you may need to book temporary accommodation. Contact us for more information about early arrival

Arriving late

You will pay for your reserved place from the date your contract starts even if you arrive late. If you are replacing someone who is moving out, you will pay from the day you agreed to move in


You should insure your belongings with content insurance


Staying healthy and protecting yourself from preventable illness while you are studying at university is important

To be eligible to reside at Helen Lowry Hall, residents must be double-vaccinated for COVID-19. Evidence of vaccination status is required 7 days prior to check in. Helen Lowry Hall remains operational at the green, orange, and red settings of the COVID-19 Protection Framework

It is recommended that all students are fully immunised against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Meningococcal ACWY and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). The Varicella immunisation is also recommended for students who have not had chicken pox the disease or have not already completed a course of the varicella immunisation. There is a cost for the Meningococcal ACWY, Pertussis and Varicella immunisations. There is no cost for the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunisation.

If you are not able to have these immunisations before arriving on campus, you can arrange to get them at Student Health and Student Counselling—Mauri Ora, ideally during Orientation Week.

To book an appointment, call +64 4 463 5308 or visit the Student Health reception at the Kelburn or Pipitea campus

What to bring

  • Bed Linen

  • Towels

  • Mug, cutlery, bowl, plate and tea towels (for personal use)

  • Toiletries and laundry powder

  • Laundry basket or bag

  • Storage box for food

  • First Aid Kit

  • Covid-19 isolation kit

  • Torch