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Applying to Carrington

Do your research!

Before you apply to Carrington, make sure you have a good look around this website and check us out in the University of Otago prospectus. It is not easy to decide which college to select. Be assured that every college at the University of Otago will provide you with the best support, service and experience for your first year at Otago.

If you have the opportunity it would be great to come and visit Carrington. This gives us the opportunity to show you around and, most importantly, meet you!

Tours of Carrington

The team at Carrington are enthusiastic about meeting prospective residents and showing off our wonderful college. On a tour of Carrington you will get to see a range of facilities, talk about our care and support programmes, as well as our history of academic success. Our staff are very happy to answer any question you have!

Tours can be arranged by phoning our reception on 03 479 5533 or by emailing one of our staff. If you would like a tour of the college with the Warden during normal working hours please email Peter Walker well in advance so he can fit you into his schedule.

Our preference is to schedule tours so that intending residents and their family have the best opportunity to understand and experience our college. With a small staff team at Carrington we will do our best to facilitate a tour for 'walk in' visitors, however please understand if we are not immediately available to assist you.

Application form

If you have finished researching all of Otago's excellent colleges and want to apply for accommodation you can do so online through the University of Otago Student Accommodation Centre. To apply for a place at Carrington and join our community simply choose us as your FIRST CHOICE.

When to apply

Applications for full year accommodation at Carrington College are accepted by the Student Accommodation Centre from August 1st each year and it is a good idea to have this completed by 30 September.


Once completed the Student Accommodation Centre will forward your application onto Carrington (remember you need to put us as your FIRST CHOICE). There is no limitation on the number of applicants accepted from any particular school or institution. Residents will be chosen based on the information they provide in their application.

The Warden will notify the successful applicants in October.

Further information on applications


Student Accommodation Office
University of Otago
PO Box 56

Tel 64 3 479 8950
Fax 64 3 479 8249