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Why Live on Campus?

Students living in residence are five times more likely to complete their degree. Living in a supported student community is a great way to experience university life.

Join a residence or university team, use on-campus sporting facilities. Enjoy community events, barbecues and social nights.

Enjoy our flexible catering options. You can dine on site or take away from the Saltz Cafe Restaurant (Launceston) or Pepperz Cafe Bar Restaurant (Hobart) or choose to cook for yourself in one of our self-catering kitchens.

Meet other students from Tasmania, the rest of Australia and around the world. Make friends for life and be part of a home away from home.

We provide extra tutorials as required in a range of subjects. Sign up for a tutorial or study group and meet others in your degree. Get help from senior students in your course and become part of a supportive academic community where you live. Check out PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) and online study help.

Walk to lectures, use our free 24-hour computer labs linked directly to the university intranet.  Your electricity and heating are included as part of your fees. Our catering options allow choice in how you spend your food dollars. Internet services are available to all residents.

Live in a community where you get great support and can ask for help when you need it. Student Living Support staff are interested in giving you a great university experience.

Our team of Student Living Support staff and Residential Leaders are responsible for the management and provision of pastoral care and residential support, and the development of a community of students in residence. They are professional staff members who are specifically employed to support students living on campus – they have a variety of skills and expertise and have access to a wide network of support services.

They work in conjunction with UTAS Security to ensure that there is someone available to assist 24 hours, seven days a week. Hobart and Launceston have a duty phone (help phone) which diverts to one of these areas at all times.

The Student Living Support staff and Residential Leaders encourage the development of:

  • A safe and supportive living environment
  • Diverse residential support programs to encourage academic, personal, social and cultural development
  • Opportunities for leadership, independence, responsibility and community service
  • Programs that promote learning skills and an appreciation of the value of knowledge
  • Programs and activities that encourage an acceptance of diversity
  • Opportunities for residents to develop a greater appreciation of other cultures and customs

These aims are achieved through:

  • Community development
  • Critical incident management
  • Preventative works
  • Information and referral service
  • Administration
  • Residential Programs – whole-of-life experiences

The ‘whole-of-life’ experience is about providing choice in relation to the types of experiences that are available in a residential setting. These programs are concentrated in the following areas of development:

  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Sport and recreation
  • Academic
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Environmental

Additional assistance is also available through the following areas in the University:

UTAS offers a range of support services to all students

Regardless of what is going on, we are here to help our residents, to encourage independence and to provide them with guidance for managing their own lives.

  • Help prepare for moving. Make sure that your son or daughter has all the necessities they will require (outlined in Before you leave home).
  • Encourage them to get involved, join a study group or attend local activities to meet other students. They can also talk to Student Living Support staff and Residential Leaders.
  • If you are concerned about your son or daughter, contact us and let us know.

Student Living places a very high emphasis on the safety and security of residents and provides information related to personal safety and security to all residents during their induction sessions.

The University of Tasmania provides a 24-hour security service all year round and operates a control room on both the Newnham and Sandy Bay campuses.

For further information refer to the Security Brochure and SafeZone.