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Arcadia University’s priority is to accommodate you in a place that will support your studies and enable you to experience the local culture. Whenever possible, Arcadia strives to accommodate you with local students. University of New South Wales offers several residential college possibilities.

As places are limited in the Residential Colleges, students are encouraged to apply to more than one college. If you have any questions or would like to apply to other colleges, you should contact your program manager.

Students applying for accommodation in residential colleges may be required to complete a separate application for each college.

Residential Colleges

Accommodation in residential colleges at the University of New South Wales is very competitive. A limited number of spaces are available for Arcadia students at The Kensington Colleges, New College, and Shalom College. While we work to honor your housing preferences, specific assignments cannot be guaranteed.

The Kensington College

The Kensington Colleges - Basser, Philip Baxter and Goldstein - are traditional, fully catered residential colleges located on the main UNSW campus. They originally opened in 1959, however from January 2014 they will move into new purpose built facilities accommodating over 900 students. Both domestic and international students live at The Kensington Colleges.

All rooms at The Kensington Colleges are single rooms and Arcadia students will share bathroom facilities. There will be a limited number of rooms offered on single gender floors (please note on your housing preference form if single gender floor is preferred). Arcadia students living at The Kensington Colleges will be provided a full meal plan.

A supplemental fee exists for this housing option; please see program fee notes for more information.

New College

New College is home to 248 residents in single rooms and provides a full meal plan. The college has a strong sense of community and offers many social activities which enable connectedness and a sense of belonging amongst the students. It also actively encourages its residents to be effective leaders and contribute to society. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on college grounds. New College has recently undergone renovations to many of its rooms and common rooms and added a new games room and kitchen.

A supplemental fee exists for this housing option; please see program fee notes for more information.

Shalom College

At Shalom College each of the 130 students has their own private bedroom cleaned weekly, with the choice of rooms with basins or rooms with private bathrooms (please note on your housing preference form if an ensuite room is preferred). Facilities include communal lounges, TV rooms, courtyard, games and reading rooms and wireless internet throughout the college.

Shalom provides all meals. The food is kosher and we aim to accommodate students with special dietary requirements.

The college’s Residents Society offers social, cultural and sporting activities.

Shalom is ideal for those students who seek an intimate, multicultural experience while abroad. Located right on the main UNSW campus, the college was founded by the Jewish community, but is open to all religious and ethnic backgrounds.

Shalom College is devoted to cultural exchange with Indigenous Students, country and city students, as well as a large contingent of overseas students across all disciplines and stages of study. We have a mix of students from 1st year to through to post graduate. Six (6) tutors-in-residence help with the mentoring and educational needs of students.

A supplemental fee exists for this housing option; please see program fee notes for more information.


University Terraces

The University Terraces are newly built and opened for residents in January 2013. These are self-catered studios, one and two-bedroom apartments located on the main UNSW campus, adjacent to the university's Fitness and Aquatic Centre. The University Terraces has communal lounges, outdoor spaces and BBQ areas, and computer, kitchen and study spaces within the accommodation levels. There are also supermarket and food retail outlets at the base of the University Terraces.

Each apartment is fully furnished with an equipped kitchen enabling students to cater for themselves. Arcadia students will share a room or apartment with other international students, however the location caters for both domestic (Australian) and international students. Students are required to supply their own bed linen and towels.

A supplemental fee exists for single accommodation at this housing option; please see program fee notes for more information.