Three students hanging out in the common room of their flat

Athlete living options

Athlete Friendly Living options aim to create a supportive and positive living environment for students pursuing competitive sport alongside tertiary study.

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington will be offering ‘Athlete Friendly Living’ options in Te Puni Village and Helen Lowry Hall in 2021.

Te Puni Village—home for student athletes

Athlete Friendly Living at Te Puni Village offers student athletes and committed sportspeople the opportunity to live alongside one another on a dedicated floor, sharing similar experiences while balancing sport and study. By co-locating student athletes, they are able to create a living environment and community that supports them in achieving their potential in both arenas.

Student athletes experience:

  • being part of a community of students committed to juggling competitive sport and tertiary study
  • ready access to the wider support available to the University’s student athletes
  • hall management and residential advisors who are committed to athlete-friendly living
  • fitness recovery tools in the communal living space on their floor
  • Athlete Friendly Living floors are alcohol free.

Helen Lowry Hall—the hall for mountain bikers

A dedicated house at Helen Lowry Hall allows mountain bikers to live alongside one another, creating a unique and rewarding hall experience. This environment aims to support recreational and performance riders alike as they explore Wellington, hit the trails, and complete their tertiary study.

Mountain bikers can expect:

  • premier housing location close Makara Peak Mountain Biking Park
  • safe, secure, and functional bike storage and maintenance space
  • self-catered and catered living options
  • catering options that are appropriate and can be tailored for student athletes
  • hall management and residential advisors who are committed to athlete-friendly living
  • access to a fitness facility in the hall
  • access to the wider support available to the University’s student athletes
  • an alcohol-free living space.