Conferences and Functions

Selwyn College offers facilities for conferences, seminars, day meetings and workshops.


Facilities are suited to small groups. Three distinct spaces available for use and include the
Northcroft Library/Seminar Room, CATS Common Room and the Senior Common Room.

Experienced staff are on hand to ensure that all your needs are met so as to maximise the success of your seminar/conference programme or day meeting/workshop.

Room hire rates include the use of necessary equipment. Please feel free to visit Selwyn College and view our available facilities.

In addition to function and dining rooms, on-site guest facilities include:

  • Guest Laundry
  • Tennis Court
  • Squash Court
  • Common room with Sky TV and full sized billiards table


Catering can be provided for any event whether it be for example tea and coffee, a fully catered meal service or a formal conference dinner.

Parking and Public Transport

Taxi and shuttle services are available outside the main entrance and buses from the side entrance on Dundas Street. A limited amount of free parking is available on-site. Alternatively, parking is available on nearby Dundas Street

Conferences & Functions

Outside of the residential calendar, Selwyn College can cater for conferences, functions and special events such as annual dinners for societies; fundraising dinners for clubs; conference banquets; corporate evenings; birthdays; weddings; gala dinners; cocktail parties; and graduation teas.

If you are interested in finding out more or booking our services, please contact Richard Davey on [email protected] or ph 03 477 8332. Alternatively our Office Manager on [email protected]

A copy of our Function Brochure can be downloaded here.

A copy of our Conference Brochure can be downloaded here.  

The Conference/Function Booking Request Form found here can also be used for enquiries.

Christmas Luncheon or Christmas Dinner

This year we are promoting our Christmas Luncheon or Dinner for your Staff Christmas End of Year event.

Dates for the Lunch are Monday - Friday from 28 November - 16 December

Dates for Dinner are Saturday 3rd or 10th December

Bookings close 14 November. Please contact Richard Davey on 03 477 8332 or [email protected]

Alumni Gatherings

We are always keen to hear from Selwynites of all generations, and encourage alumni to organise reunions at the College. The Warden is enthusiastic about hosting year-group functions at the College.

Guest Accommodation

Single Study Bedrooms

Selwyn College offers guest accommodation during the summer break from mid-November to mid-February. The College can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Visitors will appreciate the quiet environment as well as easy access to transport, shops and scenic walks.

Package prices for group bookings are available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

All Saints' Flats

Selwyn College welcomes the presence of visiting academics to its collegiate learning environment. We provide on-campus, affordable accommodation for academics visiting the University of Otago, catering for medium-to long term stays.

An accommodation request form (PDF) can be downloaded here. Pricing available upon request.

Local Attractions

George Street provides a wonderful array of restaurants and cafes, all only a few minutes' walk from the College and University campus. The local Meridian Shopping Centre offers a variety of shops and convenience stores, and the National Bank and BNZ Bank are located nearby. ATMs are available on campus at the Student Union and the New World Supermarket and liquor outlets are all handy.

For further information about Dunedin sightseeing and attractions, visit

Further Information

For further information on availability and bookings, please contact:
John Seaton
Ph: (03) 477 3326
Email: [email protected]

To discuss catering, menus and pricing, please contact:
Richard Davey
Catering Manager
Ph: (03) 477 8332
Email: [email protected]