Many students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living in a residence. UOW Accommodation offers a vibrant community, with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our residents enjoy being part of an active community, and many make friends for life.
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.Apply now for Session 2
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.