OUSA faciliates the following rooms on the Dunedin campus, all based on the first floor of the University Union building:

Parents' Room

The Parents' Room offers a quiet comfortable safe place for nursing/breastfeeding, feeding, and naps. It has a kitchen with fridge, microwave, hot water, and a sink, plus baby changing facilities.

Queer Space

Queer Space is a place for University of Otago queer and questioning students to hang out in a safe, supportive environment, and has kitchen facilities, including a fridge, microwave, hot water, and a sink.

Access to Queer Space is restricted via swipecard access. You will need to complete the online form and agree to the House Rules in the link below to have your ID Card enabled for access:

OUSA—Queer Space on Campus

Women's Room

The Women's Room opened in 1983 and is a place where all those who identify as women can feel safe, welcome, and free from harassment of any kind. It has kitchen facilities with a fridge, microwave, hot water, and a sink.

Access to the Women's Room is restricted during private or public events being held in the University Union building that require those attending to be over 18 years of age. If the room is locked during the standard open hours below and no events are taking place, contact Campus Watch to arrange access by phoning 0800 479 5000


These three rooms are available whenever the University Union building is open.

During semester time: 7:30am–10:00pm weekdays and 10:00am–10:00pm on weekends.
Outside of semester time: 7:30am–7:00pm weekdays and closed on weekends.

For more information, please contact welfare@ousa.org.nz

Last updated 18/03/2022 10.29 AM

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