Campus tours

We encourage you to visit our attractive and welcoming Campus on a guided or self-guided tour.

Campus tours are scheduled on most Fridays during term time. At other times, you are welcome to take a self-guided campus tour.

Tours are not available on weekends or Public Holidays.

Campus tours start at 9:30am sharp. Good footwear, weather suitable clothing and snacks help for an enjoyable tour. 

What you will see

Our Tour Guides give insider knowledge of different areas of the university.

Guided campus tours

Guided campus tours visit the library, bookshop, lecture theatres, the recreation centre, student social and study spaces, and some of our fantastic new learning facilities.

College visits

Tours on the first Friday of the month and during the school holidays include a visit to 2 areas of study (Colleges) you are most interested in. This will include a tour of the college facilities specific to your interest and a broad overview of your area of interest. Please book in with a Liaison Officer if you require course planning advice.

Halls of Residence

A visit to the halls of residence can be added to your tour booking form. Please click that you would 'like to visit the halls of residence' and you will be added to the accommodation tour. Each hall of residence takes 30 minutes to view, and a walking tour will take you to all of the accommodation options. Please wear comfortable footwear.

Please note: From September 19th accommodation tours will only be available by individual appointment. Please contact the Hall of Residence(s) you are interested in visiting directly.


Book a Campus Tour & Optional Accommodation Tour

(Please click on the date you would like a tour to reserve your place) 

May 22         August 14        September 11     October 16        November 6    
June 19 August 21 September 18 October 23 November 13
July 24 August 28 September 25 October 30  
July 31        

Timings of this tour:

9:30am      Campus Tour
10:40am    Accommodation Walking Tour (Optional)
11:00am    Rochester and Rutherford
11:30am    Bishop Julius
12:00pm    College House
12:40pm    University Hall 
1:10pm      Lunch at University Hall


Book a Campus Tour & College Visit

(Please click on the date you would like to tour to reserve your place). 

*Spaces are limited to 2 people per booking, as spaces are limited for the accommodation tour.

April 24     July 3        August 7 October 5  
May 1 July 6 September 4 October 7
June 5 July 13   October 9
  July 15    
  July 17    





Timings of this tour:

9:30am      Campus Tour
10:30am    College Visit 1
11:15am    College Visit 2
11:45am    Break (approx 55 minutes) or end of tour if not viewing Accommodation
12:40pm    Accommodation Tour (for those registered) - each hall takes 30 minutes to view
3:10pm      Accommodation Tour Finishes with afternoon tea


Self-guided campus tours

Can’t make a scheduled tour date? You are welcome to do your own self-guided tour from 9.00am til 4.00pm.

Get a map

Print your Self Guided Campus Tour Map  or collect one from the Student Services Centre (Matariki building).

Alternatively, you can download online maps from the UC Finder App from the iTunes Store or Google Play

School tours

We welcome school groups to visit campus.

It is a fantastic opportunity for students to see where they will be studying after secondary school and to encourage them to start planning for their future.

Please contact Campus Tours to organise a campus tour for your school.

Open Day

Open Day is the very best option for students as they will have the greatest opportunity to see the widest range of course options and Campus areas. 

To find out more information visit Open Day.