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Cumberland College: Your home away from home at Otago

A welcoming, friendly, community of scholars

Cumberland College is a place where people matter. Expect the staff to get to know you, to treat you in a friendly and professional manner. Your academic success is our focus, but we also value your sporting, cultural and social interests. 

You’ll feel it right away - Cumberland is a friendly, vibrant residential college. We have a comprehensive tutorial system, complimented by an active and varied social, sporting and cultural programme, so you can get the best out of your first year at Otago.

The academic focus

Most importantly Cumberland College provides the ideal place to be during your first year of study at the University of Otago.

We value your academic success highly and as such we allocate most bedrooms by course - so you will be living and learning with people doing the same course as you, giving an amazing academic advantage.

What Visitors to the College say about us -

Olivia, Kaiapoi  - "During a recent visit I loved the hospitality and friendliness.  I also think the location is ideal".

Harry, Wellington - "I would like to attend Cumberland College as I visited and felt like it was a place I could call home".

Sanne, Wellington - "Felt most inspired, at home and welcomed on my visit.  Living here would allow me to be my best self".

Maxine, Auckalnd - "Cumberland looks like a bright, fun, focused and supportive enviroment, one that nurtures".

India, Wellington - "When visiting Cumberland, I was welcomed warmly to an atmosphere that felt like family".

Have a look at Cumberland

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