Yes. Residences provides a range of support services and networks to help students get the most out of their Deakin experience.
It is therefore our intention to:
We provide students with a wealth of information when they arrive on residence, including an information sheet regarding their postal address and phone number. It is then their responsibility to notify relevant parties of their contact details.
Due to privacy legislation, we are unable to disclose a student's contact details to another person. Should you need to forward postal items to your son/daughter prior to notification of their permanent address, please address it to them at the relevant Residences office.
Should you like to make enquiries about your son or daughter at residence, please contact staff at the Residences' office and they will assist with any advice.
Yes. There is a variety of services available to aid the health, safety and well-being of your son or daughter, all within a short walk to the main campus.
The Residences has a 24-hour reception desk to support your son or daughter at any time. There are also Deakin security guards on duty at the main campus and security guards specifically assigned to the residences. Students can ring Security 24 hours a day and can also request to be escorted to and from the campus to ensure their safety.
Due to privacy legislation, we are unable to disclose any personal information about our residents to another person (including family). Unless written consent has been given by the resident, we are unable to provide information to others regarding the resident's address, room phone number, accounts/fees information.
You are welcome to come and visit your son or daughter at the residences. Notifying reception during the day is not necessary, but if you stay the night you will need to be registered as a guest before 11pm. As part of the Residences Guest Policy, your son or daughter will need to register a guest via the Residence app.
Residents are only permitted 1 guest at a time and guests are only permitted to stay 3 nights per week and no guests are permitted during orientation weeks and study/exam periods.
A number of factors are considered during the selection process including when a complete application was submitted, length of lease selected, and any special considerations.
We will significantly increase the number of beds available in 2017 which will allow us to accommodate more students than in previous years.
"Roger and I just wanted to touch base with you to say thank you again for accepting Jessica into Res. Jess is very happy and has adjusted to University Life so well and much quicker than any of us thought she would. She loves living in Residence and although she is very quiet and not venturing off campus much, she is participating in many of the Res and University activities and thoroughly enjoying them.
Thank you to you and all your team for making her entry to University so easy, enjoyable and successful, we are very grateful."