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General Information

08 November 2023

From eligibility criteria to hosting a conference, find out all you need to know about the halls of residence.


Who halls of residence are suitable for

Being part of a supportive hall community is a great way to start your first year of study.  The apartments and townhouses provide a convenient flatting option close to campus for students in their second year of study and beyond.  Halls offer accommodation options for all students at all levels of study.


The halls of residence are located 2-15 minutes' walk away from campus facilities. 

The UC campus is approximately 10 minutes' drive from Christchurch International Airport.  Options for transport to campus include the Metro BusUberNZ Look Shuttles, or Taxis and Shuttles

Meals and catering

Halls of residence offer a range of catering options depending on your age and level of study.  Most dietary requirements are catered for whether they are based on health, religious or ethnic reasons. 

Many first year students will opt for a fully-catered hall, however Kirkwood Avenue Hall is a popular option for first year students who prefer to self-cater.  Ilam Student Accommodation also offers self-catering as well as a 14 week or 19 week meal plan for first year students. 

Students who are studying beyond the first year will be required to self-cater.  Apartments and townhouses are equipped with basic cooking essentials with food outlets a few minutes' walk away.  Alternatively, there are organisations that offer food boxes with recipies to make cooking easy for an individual student or a flat group.

Activities on your doorstep

Living in a hall of residence there is always something to do with events and activities scheduled weekly.  The Ilam Sports Fields are surrounded by halls of residence where a range of sporting activites are undertaken. Throughout the year, there are many other events in the halls like formal dinners, ski trips, quiz nights and balls.

Move-in day at Arcady Hall 2024

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