Campus tours

Visiting the UC campus on Rā Tōmene | Open Day will provide the best opportunity to experience UC as so much is happening that day. (If you come for more than one day, this will also give you time to tour the city or spread your hall tours over to the day before or after.)

This key event for future students and their whānau takes place a couple of weeks BEFORE applications to the halls of residence are due, so it is totally possible to wait until after Rā Tōmene | Open Day to submit your accommodation application. Decisions are not made by Halls until after the closing date.

If you are unable to join us for Rā Tōmene | Open Day you can book in for a campus tour.
If the scheduled campus tour dates don't suit, you can take a self-guided tour or virtual tour to explore our campus online instead.

Guided campus tours

Guided campus tours visit the library, bookshop, lecture theatres, student social and study spaces, and some of our fantastic new learning facilities. Our Tour Guides give insider knowledge of different areas of the university.

Campus tours are scheduled on most Fridays during term time from April to November. 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 10am sharp from the Matariki quad area
Come prepared! Good footwear, weather suitable clothing and snacks help for an enjoyable day. 

 

Halls of Residence

A visit to the halls of residence can be added to your tour booking form for tours from May to September.

  • Please click you would 'like to visit the halls of residence' and follow the prompts.
  • Each hall of residence tour takes approx 30 minutes to view, and you will need to make your own way to each by the scheduled time.
  • Maps and guidance on the day will be provided to assist you.

We recommend you watch the hall videos, 360 degree panoramas and webinars to get a feel for each hall
before you decide which ones to tour.

After 22 September, tours of the Halls of Residence will only be available by individual appointment.

Please contact the Hall(s) of Residence directly if you are interested in visiting on a date a Hall Tour tour isn't offered.

  • Halls of residence map (coming soon)

 

Faculty Visits

Faculty visits are an opportunity to gain better insight into the degree you are looking at studying.

  • These visits vary across faculties – some offer a tour through spaces you will use during your degree, whille others include insights from current students. 
  • You will first take a general campus tour then be taken to the two areas you chose when booking.
  • These mostly run on the first Friday of the month and during the school holidays.

 

Book Here
- 2023 booking links will be available on 8 February

(When bookings open - click the date you would like to tour to register. In the meantime, timings are shown below so you can book flights.)

 *Please register using these web browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

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holidays
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*NOTE: Italicised dates in April and from 27 September onwards only feature a Campus Tour
(ie: start 10am / finish 11:15am) 
After 22 September,
you will need to contact the Hall(s) of Residence directly if you are interested in visiting. 

Schedule for Campus Tour
with optional Hall Tours 

Schedule for Campus Tour and Faculty visit
with optional Hall Tours (Dates in Bold)

10:00am
11:15am
11:30am

11:45am
12 noon
12:45pm
1:30pm
2:10pm (approx)

Campus Tour
Break (grab a quick bite)
Hall of Residence
Application Process Talk

Travel to 1st Hall
Hall Visit 1
Hall Visit 2
Hall Visit 3
Finish

10:00am
11:15am
11:55am
12:05pm
12:50pm
1:15pm

1:30pm
1:45pm
2:30pm
3:15pm
4:00pm (approx)

Campus Tour
Faculty visit 1
Transition
Faculty visit 2
Break (grab a quick bite)
Hall of Residence
Application Process Talk

Travel to 1st Hall
Hall Visit 1
Hall Visit 2
Hall Visit 3
Finish

 

Self-guided Campus Tours

Can’t make a scheduled tour date? You are welcome to do your own self-guided tour between 9am and 4pm.

Get a map

Print your Self-guided Campus Tour Map or collect one from Te Pātaka, the Student Services Hub (Puaka-James Hight building).

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

 

Take a virtual tour

Click on your interest area below to explore our campus online

 

School group tours

We welcome campus visits from groups of interested secondary school students.

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

Please complete the UC School Visit Request Form to organise a visit for your school.