Toroa, friendly residential college accommodation with choices
The Toroa experience is all about the community. It’s what makes Toroa College a great place to live and study.
At Toroa you get the chance to develop your independence whilst enjoying all the quality support you can expect from a University of Otago residential college.
Toroa scholars: Extensive academic support
Life at Toroa, is all about success and development, both academic and personal. We offer an extensive academic support programme and we work hard to help you achieve your academic goals.
We offer our residents the opportunity to experience shared community living combined with collaborative learning experiences. All of which makes for great Toroans and great scholars.
Payment for the 2013 Fees can be made using credit card via the University's secure payment page
A great place to live and study
Leaving home for University is a big move and our relaxed environment gives you the chance to be yourself, with staff always on hand to help you make the most of your time at Otago.
In 2013 there will be two options for meals at Toroa.
Option A: Breakfast and dinner included all year.
Option B: Breakfast included all year and dinner included until the end of March, and then on a month to month calendar basis as requested.
Breakfast foods will be delivered and residents can prepare their first meal of the day in the comfort of their own unit. Dinners will be available in the Union Dining Room on campus (a short stroll from the College.) All residents will be responsible for purchasing/preparing their own lunch. Those choosing to cook for themselves from April will shop for and prepare their own food. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen. Find out more information on our food page
Dean and Surya, two members of the Union catering staff, who prepared our meals won the fiercely contested Residential College Chef of the Year competition (2011), and that's just one of the reasons why we recommend taking advantage of the dinner option after March.
Postgraduate students welcome
As well as first year students, we are also home to a small number of postgraduates.
Preparation for post-college university life
Toroa not only offers an environment suitable for academic success, it also takes you one step closer to life after College.