Whether you are starting your degree in 2022 or are already enrolled and looking for a new place to live, UOW student accommodation is a great option. We are confident you will find a residence to meet your needs with options to live on-campus or near the beach in a single or shared apartment, either catered or not. We also offer residences specifically suited to families, postgraduate and mature-minded students.
Welcome to my UOW crib
Meet Matt from Wagga Wagga. He lives at UOW’s Campus East residence and he’s going to show you around his beach-side crib. With a variety of 3-5 bedroom or twin and single bedroom units, and dedicated postgraduate rooms, Campus East is located only a 5-minute walk to Fairy Meadow beach.Take a tour with Matt
Hey guys! I'm Matt from Wagga Wagga. I'm a student leader here at Campus East and study Science Teaching at the University of Wollongong. Come with me I'll show you around.
Welcome to my crib.
This room type that we're in right now is called flexi-catered*. It's really great because it offers the opportunity to go down to the cafeteria and get some home-cooked meals by our cafeteria staff.
Living in an apartment at Campus East provides you with an opportunity to make so many friends so you're whacked in a unit with four other people never met in your life and within a week they're your best friends.
The best thing about the dining room down here would definitely have to be the cafeteria ladies - they know you all by name, they know to get your meal card out before you're even ready to pay and just makes a really great experience.
Campus East boasts a wide range of recreation facilities here that all our residents can use. We've got things like the games room which we're in right now, also got things like our projector room any student can use that 24 hours a day seven days a week.
We've also got more studious things like a computer lab and we've got lots of wide-open grassy areas which you can nap or study in whenever you feel like.
There's heaps of academic support at Campus East. One of the major programs that we run every single year is called Res Pass. Res Pass benefits include a guaranteed hour of study every single week. It's also a great opportunity to meet other people who are doing your subjects or who are in your course and it's a great way to get some knowledge and tips from student leaders who have done your subjects in the past.
Campus East is close to a heap of different facilities. We've got one of the bus stops two-minute stroll in that direction we've got Fairy Meadow station five-minute stroll that way, shops 10 minutes that way and the best thing about living at Campus East is that the Fairy Meadow beach is a five-minute walk that way.
*Flexi-catered rooms no longer available.
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Living in student accommodation
As a city filled with students, Wollongong is the perfect place to start your future. Many UOW students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living on campus. You'll become part of an instant community, make new friends before you start your classes, and have access to all the services and support you need to be happy and succeed at uni.2022 rooms filling fast
Ali: I’m Ali.
Julia: My name is Julia.
Lillian: My name is Lillian and I live in UOW accommodation.
Julia: I thought it would be really hard to begin with, because I was away from my family. But because it was so inviting and so many people around me, it almost felt like a home away from home.
Lillian: I moved here from the Blue Mountains, so a little bit past Sydney. I decided to move to Wollongong because it offered the best course for me, but I really didn't want to be travelling back and forth. I wanted to feel settled in one place.
Ali: I thought that it would be so far from everything, but the train station is so close. Whenever something is happening in Sydney I just jump on the train.
Lilian: There’s a fair bit of nightlife, which is pretty fun, but it's really relaxed. It's really easy to just go into town, hang out, you know. There's a lot of cute little cafes to have lunch at or go to the beach and just sit for a while.
Julia: I thought I would just be a student going to class every, day but it's been so much more than that. I’ve been able to do so many more things and meet so many people.
Ali: It gives you a better feeling that you are supported and you're not alone.
Lillian: It's such a social and a positive environment, and being inspired by other people who are just so driven.
Julia: It's not just a degree anymore. It's kind of a different lifestyle and it's exactly what you want out of uni.