Salmond College

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Salmond College
University of Otago Residential College
Salmond College
University University of Otago
Location Knox St
Motto Gratia et Veritas (Latin)
Motto in English Grace and Truth
Founders The Council of Knox College and Salmond College
Established 1971
Status Affiliated
Master Mr Maurie Jackways
Undergraduates up to 238[1]

Salmond College is a residential college affiliated to the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.[1] As an affiliated college, it is privately owned and is run independently from the university, being governed by The Council of Knox College and Salmond College, a body with links to the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. The college was opened in 1971 as Salmond Hall, originally to accommodate women students, to parallel the male-only facility Knox College. It became a coeducational facility during the 1970s. The name was changed to Salmond College in 2006.

Salmond and Knox share different parts of the same 4.57 hectare landscaped site (11 acres), located on the north side of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, close to the area known simply as The Gardens Corner at the foot of North East Valley, approximately 15 minutes walk north of the campus. The site was originally the location for stables for Ross and Glendining Limited, and was donated by the Ross family.

The college predominantly provides for first year students, plus a smaller number of second year students.

The college was named after James Salmond, for many years a lecturer at Knox Theological Hall, and his sister Mary Salmond, Principal of the Presbyterian Church's Deaconess Training School in the 1950s.

The majority of students are housed in single rooms on one of the four levels in the main building. More senior staff and students are housed in larger, or apartment-style facilities. The Warden of the College (known as the Head of College) resides on the premises.

Facilities include a gym, computing facilities, television/recreation areas, dining hall, chapel, car-parking, and secure cycle storage.

The end of 2014 sees Salmond College having extensive refurbishment creating rooms for up to 262 residents. All bedrooms will be double glazed with new carpet and joinery. The College will also be introducing a key card system.


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Coordinates: 45°51′16″S 170°31′21″E / 45.854357°S 170.522372°E / -45.854357; 170.522372