Student Accommodation FAQ

Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa
Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about living at Te Tirohanga o te Toangaroa? Find out everything you need to know about our student accommodation by checking out our most frequently asked questions. Whether you’re unsure about moving logistics, living costs, leases, or another aspect about of living in UniLodge student apartments, these questions include all the essential information you’ll need before moving in. If you have a question that you don't see answered, check in our blog or feel free to contact us directly.

Is Internet included?

Internet will be provided free - via the University of Auckland 

Is there car parking available?

There is no car parking available at this property. 

Are bathroom facilities shared?

Yes there are multi single occupant bathrooms located throughout the floor. Each locable bathroom include a shower, a toilet and a handbasin.

Are there barbeque facilities?

Yes - BBQ facilities are located on the 10th floor, in the Sky Lounge area - in the common outdoor area of the property. Residents can enjoy a BBQ with friends, family or prepare a dinner for one with amazing views of the harbour.

Is there building security access?

For your security, we provide special coded keys to access the building, your bedroom, the common room and other areas such as laundry.

Is there laundry facilities?

There is a laundry on site, with user pays washing machines, dryers and sinks for hand washing. Ironing facilities are also available.

Is there on-site staff?

Our on-site friendly customer service focused staff will be available offering general assistance, and pastoral care services – you will always have someone there for you.

Is there a library close by?

University General Library provides a vast collection of study materials, computers, study spaces, wireless technology and printing facilities, and is located a mere 5 minute walk from the property.

Is there a TV in my room?

An HD TV is located in the theatre rooms located in the main common area to enjoy with friends and residents.

Is my room set up to allow me to study?

Yes - All rooms are fitted with a desk and a chair to allow you your private time to study. 

Where can I find resources to manage my health and wellbeing?

UniLodge has listed a number of resources on our Student Health and Wellbeing page.

What are your check-in times and days?

Monday- Friday 9am- 6pm

Saturday 9am- 1pm

Do you offer after hours check-in?

Yes- the Residential Advisor will be able to assist. Please call 027 233 4612 on arrival.

What is the process for arranging an after hours check-in?

Please ensure that you have emailed us at least one business day before your arrival so that we can prepare in advance. Once you have arrived, please call the on-duty phone number advertised on the exterior door of the front entrance.

What does Te Tirohanga ō Te Toangaroa mean?

The name Te Tirohanga ō te Tōangaroa was gifted to the Universityof Auckland by Ngāti Whātua and translates to "The view of Tōangaroa" now known as Mechanics Bay, owing to its beautiful views of the surrounding harbour.

When can I move into the property?

We will be welcoming guests from the 10 February 2020.

What room types are available?

This property provides single room types only. 

Is there air-conditioning?

Air-conditioning is only available in the common rooms. 

Further Resident Information

The Resident Handbook is designed to help you to get to know the building and familiarise yourself with your rights and responsibilities as a resident. We hope that this Handbook will prove useful to you in answering any questions you have, and in assisting you with the most common concerns that you may have.