Selwyn's historic brick buildings are arranged around a central quadrangle: 'the Quad'. This placement of buildings and the consequent central lawn is usually known as a 'court' in Cambridge where architecturally similar colleges exist. Furnished with a lawn and attractive gardens, the Selwyn Quad is often the centre of College ceremonies as well as a hub for day to day College social life.
Wireless access is available in all College buildings and common areas via Selwyn's broadband network. Additionally, Selwyn's main accommodation buildings, Whitehead, Sargood and Richardson have wired ports connected directly to the University fibre. Several computers and a printer are also available on the network for student use.
The Northcroft Library and Study Centre is central to Selwyn's collegiate identity; it is a Selwyn-only facility containing, tutorial rooms, a seminar room, a reading room, computer facilities and a small Boardroom.
Selwyn is the only College at Otago with its own designated squash court. The College also has a tennis court which is very well used in the longer summer evenings.
A dedicated music room at the College provides a location for individual and band practice. The College has its own rock band and holds instrumental and other competitions with Knox College in Dunedin and College House in Christchurch.
Members of the Board of Governors, Fellows and the Welfare Team are all members of the Senior Common Room. It is also used to foster links with our Alumni and with the University, and is often used to hold formal functions.