Geelong Waurn Ponds Accommodation
Geelong Waurn Ponds Accommodation at a glance1070 students call Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus home. Just a short drive away from the scenic surf coast and Great Ocean Road, and 15 minutes from Geelong's CBD it offers residents the best of both worlds and is the perfect place to have a unique university experience.
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Immerse yourself into campus life and take advantage of our residential support services and exclusive residential programs.
Enjoy a wide range of events run throughout the trimester such as Stand Up Paddle Boarding, guest speakers, study sessions, group fitness classes, open mic nights, food truck events, outdoor cinemas and more – all free!
Attend our annual Residential Ball – this is the not-to-be missed event of the year involving members from our entire residential community
Get-to-know you program
Participate in our get-to-know you program at the start of the year featuring tailored activities and events to help you settle into residential life
Geelong offers a diverse, welcoming and inclusive community. You will immediately feel at home, provided with plenty of opportunities to meet new people and form close friendships.
Your Residential Leaders will invite you to get involved in activities throughout the year so that you can meet your new floor or house mates and learn a few new skills along the way.
Run monthly to keep you updated on upcoming events, activities and important information.
Tailored Living Learning environments:
These include quiet apartments, single gender, mature age, our health and post-graduate precinct.
Waurn Ponds residents are accommodated across four colleges, Alfred Deakin, Parkes, Barton and Willem Yaluk.
Inter Res Sports
You’ll have the chance to represent your college in our annual football match and other sporting competitions throughout the year.
Blood Donation Challenge
Roll up your sleeve each trimester to donate blood and save lives whilst competing for top prize.
Show your pride
Each college has its own set of merch so you can show off your college pride!
This spacious campus is housed within a picturesque semi-rural location and only a skip, hop and jump away from some of Victoria’s most iconic beaches.
Deakin Waurn Ponds is a 20-minute drive from the scenic surf coast or from the Geelong CBD with its diverse range of shopping, cafes and nightlife – the best of both worlds!
Always wanted to try a new sport? Arts and crafts? Volunteer in your local community? Now is your chance by making the most of our community connections and local attractions.
Waurn Ponds is home to a state-of-the-art sports precinct and has a fantastic walking track.
Waurn Ponds residents are provided with plenty of places to study, watch movies, and cook up a feast with their mates in a communal kitchen or outdoor area. Our shared spaces include:
A large outdoor area adjacent to our newest multi-purpose room. Great for an outdoors picnic, BBQ with friends or social gathering.
The perfect place to meet with others to study for your next assignment or exam or discuss your latest lecture.
Recreational common rooms with pool tables, table tennis, outdoor half sized basketball court, music /arts rooms and theatre room for movie nights