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Welcome to Toroa, Otago's best kept secret

Toroa College is highly regarded within the University. Toroa is a small friendly residential college that offers you the chance to follow your academic pursuits and enjoy broad social, intellectual and cultural experiences.

Our small community offers chances for an outstanding experience and as well as their academic pursuits our residents can enjoy an excellent support programme and many social activities.

At Toroa you'll be supported in your studies and personal development.

We are one of the select few Colleges chosen to house international students who are under 18 years of age when they enter the University of Otago.

Located only a short stroll from campus Toroa truly is Otago's best kept secret.

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Important Information from Student Health

Meningitis ACWY vaccine is fully funded for NZ residents aged 13–25 years entering college accommodation for the first time.

We strongly recommend all students, particularly those living in residential colleges, be vaccinated against meningococcal disease before coming to Dunedin. Historically, there are at least one or two cases among students at the University of Otago annually. Vaccination will provide good levels of protection (73–100 per cent). Unfortunately, there is not a single vaccine that covers all of these strains.

Three injections are required to provide optimal protection against current circulating strains of meningococcal disease: two of the meningitis B vaccine, which need to be at least four weeks apart, and one of the meningitis ACYW vaccine.

For information regarding meningococcal disease and vaccines available visit:

Current costs
Meningitis B
$110 (each, course of two vaccinations)

Meningitis ACYW
NZ Residents 13-25 years entering college accommodation for the first time – Free
Non NZ residents and those not entering college accommodation $100

Nurse charge
New Zealand resident $10
International $40

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