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.
Important Information from Student Health
Meningitis/meningococcal septicaemia is a very serious, life threatening disease. In recent months there have been increasing cases of the Group W strain of meningococcal disease in Northland and at the University of Otago two years ago we had increased cases of the Group B variant. We strongly recommend all students and particularly those living in residential colleges be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Historically, there are at least one or two cases of Menningococcal Disease among students at the University of Otago annually. Vaccination will provide good levels of protection (73-100%).
Please go to the link below for all the information regarding meningococcal disease and vaccines available.
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. If you are not able to have your vaccinations prior to arriving at the University of Otago, decide which vaccine(s) you will have, book your 15 min nurse appointment at Student Health and pay for your vaccine(s).
Approximate Costs 2019:
Meningitis B vaccine: $110 (each, course of 2 vaccinations)
Meningitis ACYW: $100
Nurse charge: NZ resident $10, International $40