UC Open Day


Open Day Tour

Department tours

Tours of a variety of departments will be available throughout Open Day. All departments tours depart from the foyer of the Central Lecture Theatres and are offered more than once. If the tour is full you will be asked to attend one at a later time. The tour timetable can be found here.

Please note: if you are taking part in the Engineering and/or Science tours, you will need to wear closed-toe shoes to enter the labs.

Accommodation tours

Take a look at UC’s accommodation options. Each tour runs for 30 minutes and starts every half hour from 10am until 3pm. Meet at the main office or catch a ride over in one of the UC vans leaving from the accommodation tour departure point in the lower concourse, Matariki. Registration is not required for tours of our accommodation providers.

Halls and villages to visit from 10am - 3pm on Open Day

Halls and villages open on Wednesday 12 and Friday 14 July

UC's student accommodation options are also available for tours on Wednesday 12 July at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, and on Friday 14 July at 9am, 10am, 11am and 12noon. Please meet at the hall or village main office where a tour guide will meet you and show you around. Registration is not required for tours of our accommodation providers.

For an overview of the Halls locations, see our Campus Maps page.

Discover your library - it's more than you think

The campus libraries offer an extensive range of resources to support study and research. Discover how to ease your transition to university through a display on level 2 of the Central Library (Puaka-James Hight).

Central Library - Te Puna Mātauraka o Waitaha, Puaka-James Hight

  • Tours: 11am, 2pm, 3pm
  • Opening hours: 8am – 11pm

Macmillan Brown Library - Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown, Te Ao Mārama

  • A chance to get up close with artworks, architectural drawings, rare books and other treasures used for teaching and research.
  • Tours provided on demand: 10am – 4pm
  • Opening hours: 8.30am – 5pm

Engineering and Physical Sciences Library - Kā Puna Pūkahataka me te Pūtaiao, Creyke Road

  • Tours provided on demand: 10am – 4pm
  • Opening hours: 8am – 9pm

Education Library - Te Puna Ako, Henry Field

  • Tours provided on demand: 10am – 4pm
  • Opening hours: 8am – 6pm