Salmond College

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Embrace the 'Mond life: community, culture, and fun

At Salmond College, we're known for more than just a place to stay. We're all about creating a friendly atmosphere, serving up delicious food, and providing unwavering support as you embark on your academic journey.

But it's not just about the individual; it's about the lively community we've built here. Imagine everyone living under one roof, an active Students Association, and a shared commitment to mutual respect. That's the Salmond way, and it's what makes our college experience truly special.

The whakataukī He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata rings true at Salmond: What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.


Get in the game and show your Salmond spirit!

Are you ready to unleash your inner champ? At Salmond, we're all about sports, culture, and games, and you can be the one representing us in style!

Whether you're into heated debates, creating art, or dominating in sports, we've got you covered. And that's just the beginning! From table tennis to cultural dance, football, to handbull, and even intense games of laser tag, there's a spot for you in our intercollege competitions.

Whether you're super competitive or just want to play for fun, there's a team for you. It's all about how you want to contribute and have a blast. So, get in on the action, check out our year planner for the info on major dates and competitions, and let's have some fun!


The SCSA: Your ticket to all things fun!

The Salmond College Students Association (SCSA) President is elected by residents, and the Executive is open for any resident to join.

They're the brains behind a lot of the cool stuff happening in the college – from social bashes to cultural extravaganzas and thrilling sports events. The funding for the Association’s activities comes from the ‘activities fee’ levied on all residents, which subsidises the Orientation Week programme, t-shirt, College photo, as well as sporting and cultural competitions, and social events such as the Ball, mid-winter Christmas and Birthday Party. It also subsidises the purchase of new equipment, sports gear and entries to intercollege sports competitions.

Annual Events are likely to include:

  • Ball
  • Beach Bash
  • Formal dinners
  • H.O.P.s (Hall Only Parties)
  • Intercollege sports, cultural and games competitions
  • Karaoke Night
  • Mid-Winter Christmas
  • Salmond Birthday Day
  • Queenstown Trip

It's a whirlwind of excitement, and it's all thanks to your SCSA crew. So, get ready to dive into the fun and let's make memories together!

"Really enjoying my time at the College this year. The fact that it includes both Polytech students as well as Uni means that there is a good mix of people and also makes meeting people really easy! Everyone is so welcoming, especially the management and residential leaders which makes the transition from College to Uni, and home to College, really easy.

Rooms are decent sized and really warm. evening shuttles make transport back to the college easy and the walk through the gardens is really enjoyable. Would recommend to all!"

Reani Ferrer