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The successful transition to university is exciting, as well as being a time of personal change in your life. Our residential communities provide a place for you to connect and feel a part of Deakin. Residences also help you settle in to your new university environment. A successful social transition, particularly in first year, is the key to a successful academic transition to university. It is also a valued part of a student's university learning experience.
Residences have performed longitudinal research for residents' retention and academic success rates and shown these to be generally higher compared with off-campus students. Residents take pride in being a 'living and learning' community, with a strong sense of a resident's personal and academic support - for their transition and success through the University.
Residences provide a range of support services and networks to help you get the most out of your Deakin whole-of-University experience including tertiary orientation programs, which are designed to assist your transition to university and familiarise you with the range of University services.
It is therefore our intention to:
Should a resident decide to vacate residence prior to the termination of the residency agreement they will forfeit the year-long occupancy rate and revert to a casual rate.
Four weeks notice is required to leave residence during the period of accommodation. The only exception to this requirement is if it is no longer possible for the student to live in residence due to medical or other exceptional circumstances.
Residents who leave during the academic year before their licence has expired will be charged at a casual charge for their time in residence. Once a "Notification of Intention to Vacate" form is submitted, the resulting vacating date determines the charge.
We provide students with a "wealth of information" when they arrive on residence, including an information sheet regarding their postal address and phone number.
Spare copies of this sheet are produced and handed to the resident on their day of arrival. It is then their responsibility to notify relevant parties or forward a copy of the information in the mail.
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 who will direct you to the appropriate Manager or Residential Supervisor and they will assist with any advice. Contact details