Why you should live on campus in Trimester 1
Feeling ready to broaden your horizons after two years of lockdowns and restrictions? Consider living on campus in Trimester 1, 2022!
Deakin Res is a unique residential environment that’s so much more than just a comfy bed in a safe building. From the convenience and awesome facilities to the instant and lifelong friendships, you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the Deakin experience.
What’s on offer
Each campus features a variety of accommodation options, from state-of-the-art contemporary student housing to traditional village living. There’s single- and mixed-gender options, studio and shared configurations, amazing communal facilities, and different lease lengths and pricing.
We operate in a COVIDSafe way according to government and health advice, including hand sanitising stations, increased cleaning and regular welfare checks. To live on campus, all students must provide proof of full vaccination (or have an approved medical exemption).
Explore accommodation options and facilities at Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool.
Why you should make the move
Fun fact: students who live on campus are more likely to achieve higher grades than their peers! But there’s a bunch of other reasons to live on campus too, which we sum up in four ways:
- Connected: On-campus students – who come from many different backgrounds – have a stronger sense of belonging and deeper friendships, thanks to our living options and peer support services. Our induction and orientation program will help you to settle in, and you’ll make friends for life at our small and large social events, covering everything from moonlight cinema to trivia!
- Convenient: Not a morning person? No worries! Classes and facilities like the library and gym are just a short walk away, while each precinct includes study and movie areas, laundries, pool tables and outdoor spaces. Everything – including utilities and the amazing wi-fi – is covered by our no-fuss payment system.
- Safe: We offer 24/7 customer service and security, so you’ll never be stranded without help. Our COVIDSafe hygiene standards are top-notch and your personal welfare is our top priority, with our culture guided by our RESPECT values.
- Supported: Our Residential Leaders (RLs) know what it’s like to live on campus and are here to give you a warm welcome. You’ll discover the joys of independence (yes, even laundry!) with a fantastic support network in place. If you return to live on campus for your second or third year, you’ll have the chance to become an RL yourself. In this role, you’ll help others and meet more friends – plus it’ll look great on your CV!
But don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what Emily Brown, a resident at Waurn Ponds, has to say about life on campus:
I love how beautiful the Waurn Ponds Campus is. The minute we finished the tour of Res on Open Day, Mum and I looked at each other and knew straight away this was the perfect choice. I also loved the safety and the support available. It felt very welcoming even before I was accepted, and to this day has lived up to that expectation tenfold! I don’t regret my decision at all!
How to apply
Applications for T1, 2022 are now open and it’s simple to apply. Our step-by-step guide will tell you everything you need to know and help you through the process.
Spots are filling fast, so don’t delay!
We’ve also got short-stay options
Think you might need somewhere to stay during a placement or for a short trip to another campus? We offer short-stays in fully self-contained rooms at all of our campuses, with wonderful amenities, convenient locations and budget-friendly rates.
So avoid the hassle of searching through hotel or Airbnb listings and check out these awesome stress-free alternatives.