Welcome to Toroa
Toroa College is highly regarded within the University. Providing exceptional support and facilities for your first year of study at the Univeristy of Otago, Toroa is a small friendly residential college that offers you the chance to achieve your academic goals and enjoy broad social, intellectual and cultural experiences.
Our small community offers chances for an outstanding experience and our residents enjoy an excellent academic support programme and many social activities.
At Toroa you'll be suported in your studies, personal development and as well you will be provided with skills that will assist you to achieve at your highest potential during your time at Otago.
Located only a short stroll from campus Toroa truly is Otago's best kept secret.
The new Manawa
We have the newest college common room facility on campus. From the outside you see beauty and strength of character and once you come inside you realise that's only a small glimpse of what you can expect from our residents and life at Toroa.
Our roof terrace has the sights and sounds of nature and city life in abundance and we would describe this space as a Toroa garden with urban delights.
Manawa, the heart of our College, is state of the art. It's where we love to study, relax, watch tv, play games, and chill with friends.
Your Success at Toroa
Success is all about confidence, competence and connections - and as a Toroan you'll enjoy opportunities to:
- achieve your academic goals
- enjoy the vibrant spirit of a very close knit community
- develop your independence in a supportive University of Otago residential college
- make lifelong friendships
- gain a global perspective on life
- a dedicated college staff team who will celebrate your successes and help you navigate your year
Under 18 International students are welcome at Toroa
Our high level of pastoral care means we are one of the select few Colleges able to house international students who are under 18 years of age when they enter the University of Otago.