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Weerona College was officially opened in 1990, and is now home to 204 residents from all over the world. The college aims to provide an atmosphere that is not only conducive to study but also to social and personal development.

Weerona College is fully catered and is a short distance from the University Campus, the beach and Wollongong City. It is located next door to Beaton Park, a large sporting complex with an indoor pool, gymnasium, tennis courts and running track. Many students ride their bikes to campus and some choose to walk. Students can also use the regular university shuttle bus.

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Culture and Style of Weerona College

Weerona College offers a strong community culture with a vibrant social and sporting program for residents while also providing strong academic support. The interests and social interaction of residents from differing cultures is strongly encouraged. Residents are from all over the world and Weerona is an ideal place for 1st years or other students who want fully catered accommodation. Many students choose to stay at Weerona for several years.

There is a wide mix of students at Weerona College, including undergraduate and postgraduate, domestic and international as well as study abroad students. Each year there are approximately 60 international residents adding to the diversity of the community.

Weerona College is for individual students only and does not accommodate families and children. Family accommodation is available at Graduate House or contact the Housing Officer for more options. 

Activities and Social Events

A wide range of social, academic and cultural events are held at Weerona College, including football, soccer and netball matches, Masquerade Balls, performance nights, Sunday BBQs, drumming lessons, tutorials and study support groups. Student Development Assistants (SDAs) assist in fields of academic and community support, sports, social and cultural development and offer varied programs and events for all residents.


Last reviewed: 9 May, 2014