Halls of residence

Students must return home where possible. If you cannot travel home, you will be provided with accommodation. Our teams support hall students in self-isolation.

All students in our halls of residence have been asked to return home as soon as possible. Our halls will be closing to students at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 25 March. All accommodation contracts are suspended from Tuesday 24 March, and students will not be charged during this time.

All students staying at 222 Willis, Education House, University Halls, and Stafford House self-catered halls at Victoria University of Wellington can remain in the hall they are currently located in. Speak to your head of hall if you have any concerns.

Everton Hall residents should be discussing arrangements with their head of hall. Support plans will be shared.

All first year students and Whānau House residents will be relocated to Weir House. This will ensure we can provide everyone a high level of care while ensuring health is protected through good public health practices. Transport arrangements are currently being put in place.

Students are who unable to return home will be provided with accommodation. We will provide food and other services to all remaining students and will also care for hall students who are currently self-isolating.

Speak to your head of hall immediately if you are unable to return home.


Self-isolation processes stay the same. You must stay in your self-isolation accommodation for the duration of your mandated period. You can go home if you wish after your self-isolation period. If you cannot return home, we will accommodate you at Weir House. Speak to your contact at University Accommodation to make arrangements.

Direct all queries about accommodation arrangements to accommodation@vuw.ac.nz.