Rochester and Rutherford Hall

Rochester and Rutherford Hall is set on extensive grounds laid out with established trees and gardens, and has accommodation for 178 residents in three four-storied blocks. The hall offers you a site that is large enough to be interesting and small enough for you to get to know everyone.

It is the closest hall to the Student Events Centre and the Health Centre. The local shopping centres are just over ten minutes’ walk away, and the hall is within ten minutes' drive of Christchurch International Airport. View our 360° panoramas.

Type of room available

Single room

  • Rochester and Rutherford girl students in bedroom

    $16,000 NZD per year - 2017 Fees

    Single room, fully-catered, 3 meals a day, 7 days a week (excluding holidays)


  • bed icon Single and king beds
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Heating
  • Dining Hall icon Dining Hall
  • bathtub icon Shared bathroom
  • Cutlery icon Shared Kitchenette
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Internet icon Wifi
  • bicycle icon Secure bike storage


100GB provided per month for all students.  An internet account will be activated on payment of tuition fees which can be topped up for $2.00 per GB.

Contract dates

15 February 2017 - 24 hours after your final university commitment.

Additional costs

Administration fee
$300 NZD

Resident's Association Fee
$200 NZD

Contingency fee
$500 NZD

Car parking
$120 NZD per year

More information 

For more information, see the Rochester and Rutherford Hall website.

Postal Address:

Rochester and Rutherford Hall
77 Ilam Road, Ilam
Christchurch 8041

T: +64 3 364 2799

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