Life on campus

Wondering how you're going to fit in your lecture, a movie with mates and that friendly game of soccer – all in one afternoon? It's easy if you live on campus. As well as convenience, you'll get to enjoy everything campus life has to give you – events, offers and an instant community.

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Everything you need to know about making your application, including dates, costs and the application form itself, is online.

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Our rooms

We have studio apartments, townhouses and shared units available at Waurn Ponds. Whether you want to live by yourself or with other people, you’ll always have a private bedroom. 

Learn about our room options on campus

Want a firsthand perspective of our accommodation before you arrive? Take a 3D virtual tour of our recreation area to learn what living on campus could have in store for you.

Our community values


At res, we're proactive and responsive to the needs of individuals, encouraging and tolerant of differences, and nurture a connected, safe, enjoyable and above all respectful community.

Life on campus

Life on res is so much more than just a comfy bed in a safe building.

Our on-campus residents enjoy a whole range of exclusive activities across the year. You'll be connected with a supportive student community, and this encouraging environment will ensure you're able to create a balanced study/social life.

The fun

Throughout the year you'll be invited to a range of safe, inclusive social events and activities.  

From music, arts and cultural events to enjoying cultural events from around the country and the world, you never have to wait long for the next exciting celebration on res.

Your wellbeing

We offer sport, health and fitness programs to build your mind, body and spirit. These sit alongside academic support connecting you to mentoring programs and study groups, many of which are res-only, keeping the focus squarely on the people who live on campus.

Dream big

We make sure that leadership positions, training and ongoing development opportunities are available for students who are driven. 

These give students confidence and the best opportunities for exploring post-university employment, but they're also valuable life skills.

What's nearby

All our residential buildings are close to campus facilities including a medical centre, cafes, restaurants and bars, a YMCA gym and a bank. There are also nearby barbecues, walking paths, a running track and parklands.

Resident fitness program

Not sure how to balance study, work and your health? We can help. We offer a special fitness package for residents, which has been designed to help you maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle while staying at Deakin University.

Learn more about our on-campus health and fitness options

Food and meals

We care about the wellbeing of all our students, whether you live on campus or nearby. That's why we've made sure good food options are available at all our campuses. Most campuses are also located near grocery stores.

Read more about food options on campus

Storage deal for students

Storage King Geelong offer all Deakin students 15% discount on storage units and 10% discount on any moving boxes.

They're located nearby on Grove Road in Grovedale. If you need storage help, please contact their office on +61 3 5241 2299 or +61 3 5241 2299.

I chose to live on residence because everyone always says how great it is, how many friends they make and that it's an experience that can't be missed. I wanted to see for myself if what they said was true – it is!



Dates, costs and how to apply

Everything you need to know about making your application, including dates, costs and the application form itself, is online.

Find out how to apply to live on campus