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About Carrington

It’s a big move coming to University - a new city, strange faces and a busy new life away from the familiar. While Dunedin student life is exciting and rewarding, a quality home base is a number one priority when striving for academic success.

We have been supporting students for 74 years in their transition into University study. We know all of the challenges.

At Carrington, we have a proven recipe for providing the right blend to promote balance and academic success in a safe, personalized, and caring community.

There is an inherent expectation of respect for the community in its entirety and knowing the ‘right thing to do’. This builds a strong sense of collegiality and trust to strengthen the experience of living in the College. This respect is referred to as “the Carrington Way”.

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Carrington is located 6 minutes away from the central University of Otago campus, 5 minutes away from the city, and 5 minutes away from Dunedin's Olympic pool facility. It is situated on a large property between Queen Street and Heriot Row. 

The College's address is: Carrington College, 57 Heriot Row, North Dunedin, 9016.