Campus East

Located across the road from a patrolled beach at Fairy Meadow, Campus East is UOW’s only student residence that offers both catered and self-catered accommodation options. Providing a homely and neighbourly vibe with plenty of green-space for residents, Campus East offers secure single, 2, 3 or 5-bedroom furnished units.

A unit at Campus East

Welcoming and friendly community

When you move to a new town for uni it’s good to know there will be a ready-made community of friendly students and staff waiting to welcome you. Campus East is focused onpeopleandplace. The large garden areas play an important role in making Campus East residents feel at home and in building a strong sense of community. Some of our students say it has that small town feeling, and that its the perfect place to come home to. 

Campus East Café and catered meals

While residents of Campus East can choose to live in a catered or self-catered room, Campus East Café is used by all students and is definitely the hub of the community. Catered rooms include 14 healthy and delicious meals weekly, with dietary requirements catered for including health, religious and lifestyle. Find out more about Campus East Café. 

Location

Innovation Way, North Wollongong (view on UOW campus map)  

There are many great positives to Campus East’s location, here are some of them: 

  • Campus East is located less than 4kms away from UOW’s Wollongong campus. 
  • The UOW free shuttle stops right outside Campus East, for those that do not have a car, or don’t want to drive to campus. 
  • Wollongong city is about 15-minute walk from your front door. 
  • In addition to the large outdoor green spaces, you can grab your swimmers and towel and be at the beach in 5 minutes. 
  • If you want to head to Sydney, or the South Coast, Campus East is an easy 10-minute walk to Fairy Meadow train station. 

Feel safe and supported

When you live on campus as a UOW student we want you to feel safe, secure and supported. Wellbeing support is available 24/7 from UOW support services. Access to the main buildings, communal spaces and student rooms is only available when using an individually coded fob-key. Every unit and apartment can only be accessed by the resident or residents living there, using their individual fob-key, and every bedroom in shared units has a coded door lock, that can only be opened by the key-holder. 

Meet Matt

Matt is from Wagga Wagga and has been living in-residence at Campus East for three years. Join Matt as he shows you around his home-away-from-home and tells you why he loves living here.

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Hey guys, I'm Matt from Wagga Wagga. I'm a Student Leader here at Campus East and I study science teaching at the University of Wollongong. Come with me, I'll show you around.
 
Welcome to my crib!  
 
So, this room type that we're in right now is a catered room. 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 you've never met in your life, and within a week they're your best friends. The best thing about the dining room down here definitely has to be the cafeteria ladies. They know you all by name, I see them every day as my room fee covers 14 meals a week prepared by our on-site chef, and it 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. We've also got things like our projector room - any student can use that 24 hours a day, 7 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 RESpass. RESpass 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 2 minute stroll in that direction, we've got  Fairy Meadow station 5 minute stroll that way, shops 10 minutes that way, and one of the best things about living at Campus East is that Fairy Meadow beach is a 5 minute walk that way.

Your home away from home

Find out more about the facilities at the residence, what furniture is included in each unit and what you'll need to bring when you move in.

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A bedroom at Campus East

Catered rooms

Catered rooms come in configurations of 1, 2, 3 or 5 bedroom units. The inclusions in these rooms may differ slightly from building to building, however all contain a bed, desk, chair and shared bathroom facilities.

Residents in catered units will enjoy 14 meals weekly at the Campus East Cafeteria which caters for a wide range of dietary needs. Our catered units have no cooking facilities and for fire safety reasons, no cooking is permitted within these units. Catered units have a common area for residents with a fridge and storage space. There are also two common kitchens for catered residents to use if needed.

Catered single room in shared 2, 3 and 5 bedroom units

$315/ week (includes meal package)

  • Room Type: Single room in shared 2 or 3 bedroom unit
  • Catered
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Furnished
  • Free wifi
  • Shared living area with coffee table, chairs, and fridge.

Contract lengths available:

  • 22 Weeks: 5 February 2023 to 9 July 2023 (Study Abroad and Exchange Program students only)
  • 22 Weeks: 9 July 2023 to 10 December 2023 (Study Abroad and Exchange Program students only)
  • 45 Weeks: 5 February 2023 to 17 December 2023

Self catered units

Self-catered rooms come in configurations of 1, 2 or 5 bedroom units. All rooms contain a bed, desk, chair and shared living, cooking and bathroom facilities. Please note cutlery, crockery and utensils are not provided. If you don’t always feel like cooking, you can purchase meals from the dining room and café in addition to utilising the shared cooking facilities in each unit.

 

Self catered single room in shared 2 bedroom unit

$300/week

  • Room Type: Single room in 2 bedroom shared unit
  • Kitchen and cooking facilities
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Furnished
  • Free wifi
  • Weekly meal plans can be purchased separately (minimum of 1 month purchase)

Contract lengths available:

  • 45 weeks: 5 February 2023 to 17 December 2023

Self catered single room in shared 4 and 5 bedroom units

$290/week

  • Room Type: Single room in 4 or 5 bedroom shared unit
  • Kitchen and cooking facilities 
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Furnished
  • Free wifi
  • Weekly meal plans can be purchased separately (minimum of 1 month purchase).

Contract lengths available:

  • 22 Weeks: 5 February 2023 to 9 July 2023 (Study Abroad and Exchange Program students only)
  • 22 Weeks: 9 July 2023 to 10 December 2023  (Study Abroad and Exchange Program students only)
  • 45 Weeks: 5 February 2023 to 17 December 2023

Self catered single bedroom unit

$315/week

  • Room Type: Single
  • Kitchen / Catered: Self catered
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Furnished
  • Free wifi

Contract lengths available:

  • 45 weeks: 5 February 2023 to 17 December 2023

A student buying food at Campus East
A picture of food at Campus East
A student buying food at Campus East

Catering at Campus East

The Café is the hub of the Campus East community. It’s the meeting place – and often the happening place – for activities and events organised by the residential ambassadors, and a great place to catch-up with friends and staff.  For those that choose a catered room option, healthy and delicious weekly meal plans include daily breakfast and dinner, with 14 meals per week provided. The price is inclusive in all weekly catered rooms.  

For students living in self-catered units, there are several meal options available for you to purchase:   

  1. Ten meal package (5 breakfast and 5 dinners) for $105 per person, or 
  2. Single meals - $10 for breakfast, $12.50 for dinner  

All dietary requirements can be catered for including health, religious, lifestyle or other. If you have any requirements, please get in contact with the Campus East office. 

The 4-week cyclic menu has been assessed against the Smart Food Nutrition and Menu Planning Standards which assesses nutritional adequacy and menu variety. See a sample of our summer menu here. 

All dietary requirements can be catered for including health, religious, lifestyle or other. If you have any concerns just let us know.

Breakfast: 7.30am to 10.30am – Monday to Saturday

Sunday Brunch: 9.00am to 11.00am

Menu can include

Flavoured yoghurt, fresh fruit, cereals, assorted breads, condiments and accompanying beverages.

Hot breakfast will be served four times a week and may include eggs, grilled bacon, pancakes and more!

Dinner

Daily: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Four main meal choices (including a vegetarian option) with accompanying sides, fresh bread, fruit and salad bar. Ice cream or frozen yogurt will be available nightly with a special dessert made three times a week.

Our friendly staff are happy to help you with your enquiry


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