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Social Life at Carrington

Balance is the key ingredient to successfully managing your academic career. Our well-trained, enthusiastic House Tutors, along with the Carrington College Student’s Association (CCSA) are dedicated to facilitating this balance.

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Carrington College Student Association

The Carrington College Student Association is responsible for the social calendar of the College. The group is led by our Student President, a second year student who resides at the College. They have a committee of first-year residents that work to organise and run events at the College. These events have something for everyone, including the annual Ball, quizzes, themed dinners, movie nights, a College skit night, social sporting competitions, musical soirees, and many more.

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Intercollege Competition

Carrington College are strong participants in the University of Otago Intercollege Sporting and Cultural Competition at the University of Otago. This competition provides an extensive programme of activities where students can get involved and make the most of their first-year experience. Participation in this competition is encouraged. 

Sporting codes include (but are not limited to) cricket, football, rowing, rugby, futsal, basketball, volleyball, netball, and hockey. Cultural events include (but are not limited to) a quiz night, gaming competition, various musical events, chess, 48 hour film competition, pool, and a big sing evening.

Your Flouse

A significant amount of time is spent into deciding who you are housed with at Carrington. Targeting the right mix between similarities and diversity, flouses (term describing floor or house) generally become close quickly and provide a key aspect of student’s social life. The flouse’s dedicated House Tutor will organise a range of activities throughout the year, enabling you to explore the special city of Dunedin and try a range of new things!

Find out more about our musical soirees from some our students...