What to pack

If you are booked in for a short-stay on campus, the most important item you can bring with you to campus needs to be organised in advance: your Charles Sturt card.

A Charles Sturt card is your student ID. You’ll need this to access some accommodation areas and buildings. Make sure you have ordered and received your Student ID Card prior to arrival. That means you should allow enough time for your card to be mailed out to you before you travel to us.

Packing checklist

Your booking includes some things already here waiting for you on campus. Pack smart and plan ahead to work out what you really want to bring along --  and what you can leave behind.

  • All bedrooms come with a single bed, study desk, chair and wardrobe. Bed linen, pillow, blanket, bedspread/doona, towel and soap are also provided
  • All buildings have shared common facilities including bathrooms, kitchenettes and common rooms.
  • All locations are self-catered. You will need to bring any items you need to prepare food, cook and eat. This includes crockery, cups, cutlery, fry pan; washing up liquid, tea towels.
  • Tea, coffee, milk and sugar will be provided in your room. Polystyrene cups are supplied but you may wish to bring your own coffee mug.
  • Cafes are also available on most campuses where you can purchase hot and cold drinks.For more information please visit the Cheers website.

Answers to common questions

Accommodation bookings open six weeks before the official Intensive School period. We encourage you to book as early as possible to ensure your needs are met, as accommodation options are limited.

First up, register with Accessibility and Inclusion support services so we can work with you to support your study in all aspects of your University experience.

When completing the accommodation booking form, please list your accommodation support needs. Ensure that you include information such as:

  • wheelchair access
  • carer attendance
  • physical access and room location.

Res Life can not guarantee you the same room each stay. Room allocation is based on a priority of need; they will, however, try their best to accommodate your needs.

Carers and assistance dogs

Your carer or assistance dog can stay with you, and there will be no charge, provided you:

Financial support

You may be eligible for the Intensive School Equity Grant that provides financial assistance to help cover the cost of staying on or near the campus for compulsory Intensive Schools.

Please be aware, we have a limited capacity to accommodate families due to the single study/bedroom style accommodation available.

Bathurst Campus Students who wish to make a Family Booking at the Bathurst campus are advised to contact the motel located on-campus, Email Centre for Professional Development (cpd@csu.edu.au).

Wagga Wagga Campus All accommodation provided is of a single study/bedroom style. Students who wish to bring their partner and/or children are required to book individual rooms for each member of the age of 13 and over. Children aged 12 and under may be accommodated in a fold out bed or cot in the same room as a parent. No extra cost will be charged for accommodating a child with a parent in the same room.

You must also complete the booking form for each individual room required, you are asked to submit an online enquiry to Student Central including your name, student ID number, number of people, ages of children (12 and under), dates for the nights you require accommodation and the campus you will be staying. For children under 12, please also indicate if a fold out bed or cot and linen will be required.