An aerial view of Weir House with Wellington in the background.

Weir House

Historic Weir House is close to Kelburn campus and houses students in two buildings, divided into three wings.

Catered hall

Meals served in a communal dining room.

Walking time to campuses

Kelburn—5 minutes
Pipitea—20 minutes
Te Aro—15 minutes

Housing style

93 single rooms
50 set room places
47 twin-share places

Weir House opened in 1933 and its rich history is reflected in the photos of all past residents hanging on the hallway walls—you could spot one of your relatives.

Located close to the Kelburn campus, Weir House is made up of two buildings, divided into three wings, with a popular grassed outdoor courtyard at the front. The Botanic Gardens are also on its doorstep.

The Memorial Common Room is a favourite place to hang out, and there are many hall events, such as the academic dinner and BBQ day, to look forward to.

About the hall

  • Weir House is operated by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Popular with first-year students.
  • There are single rooms, set rooms (adjoining single rooms with a shared door to the hallway), and twin-share rooms.
  • Bedrooms are fully furnished and heated. See the list of items provided in the Student Hall Handbook pdf1.5MB
  • All wings include a large communal lounge, kitchenette, and study room.
  • Some bathrooms are gender diverse.
  • There are TV lounges, two purpose-built music practice rooms, a dedicated design and architecture space (including light boxes and tools), two study rooms, a tutorial room, and other communal areas and lounges. Table tennis and foosball equipment and a snooker table are provided, along with basketball hoops.
  • The communal dining room serves three meals a day. Special dietary options are also offered. Packed lunches and late dinners can be arranged.
  • You can request to live on an alcohol-free floor.
  • 24/7 camera surveillance and swipe card access is required to enter the building.
  • Wi-Fi is available.
  • Laundry facilities are card-operated.
  • Te Whānau wing has some disabled access facilities, including wide doors, one lift, and female showering areas.

Fees

  Per academic year (38 weeks) Per week

Single room

$17,974

$473
Set room $17,100 $450

Twin-share room

$13,072 $344

The 2022 fees quoted for Weir House include food, electricity, heating, and internet, and are subject to change. The rate will be confirmed when you receive your offer.

Trimester 1 only contracts will incur an additional fee of 10 percent to cover the cost of finding someone to take your room when you leave.

Find out when you need to pay accommodation fees and charges.

Hall videos and photos

Events

Get involved and meet lots of people at the many inter-hall events. Throughout the year there are sports events, a quiz night, talent quest, film festival screening, and hall formals as well as inter-floor activities.

Support

Starting university and living in a hall is an exciting time but it can also be challenging.

Our dedicated team of hall staff are always there to support you, and contribute to creating a friendly and safe hall whānau culture.

Residential advisers (RAs) are senior students employed and trained by the University to support hall residents. You’ll be assigned to one of them and they are often your first point of contact if you need help. RAs are very approachable and enjoy having a chat anytime. They organise hall events and can arrange study groups.

Student support coordinators are registered health professionals who are assigned to each hall, giving you easy access to counselling support. They also work closely with hall staff to ensure health and wellbeing goals are understood and being met.

Support services

We want you to have a happy and successful time at university and get all the support you may need. Make use of our study skills advice and resources as well as health, counselling, and recreation services. There are mentoring programmes and support networks available within our diverse communities.

Addressing conflict

Living with others can be hard at times. Our halls use a restorative justice process to address conflict and rule breaking. This process requires everyone affected to work together to reach an agreement about what must be done to restore relationships.

The Student Hall Handbook pdf1.5MB outlines our behaviour and conduct rules.

For residents of the hall who are not enrolled as students at the University, read our misconduct process schedule pdf212KB

Visit our halls

Contact the hall directly to make an appointment to visit. If you wish to see more than one hall on the same day, make sure you allow at least 30–40 minutes to cover the tour and the time to travel to the next hall. You can book a hall tour during school holidays.