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Arcady Hall

10 July 2023

First year, fully-catered. Facility provided and operated by a Board of Governors.


Arcady Hall (previously Bishop Julius Hall) has a tradition of excellence since 1917.  Arcady Hall is a small hall that provides a "home away from home" with an informal, friendly atmosphere.  With a study centre, common room, and a landscaped central courtyard, the hall provides a warm, fun environment for you to obtain the best academic results and to make lifelong friends amongst the 169 residents and Residential Assistants. Facilities feature a maker-space/hobby lobby that is unique to Arcady Hall. The maker-space includes a lego wall, 3-D printer, sewing machine, and more!

Arcady Hall is a short 7 minute walk through the University gardens to the Puaka-James Hight Library, lecture theatres, Haere-roa (UC Students' Association) and other student facilities.

Arcady Hall Move-in
Arcady Hall room, University of Canterbury
Dining at Arcady Hall, University of Canterbury

Arcady Hall virtual tour

Types of rooms available (NZ$)


Single room, fully-catered

$23,500 - 2024 Fees



  • King single bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Dining hall
  • Shared kitchenettes
  • Shared common space
  • Maker-space/Hobby lobby
  • Shared study space
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Shared washing machines and dryers
  • Wifi throughout
  • Secure bike storage



Unlimited for UC students - an internet account is activated on acceptance of formal enrolment offer.

Arcady Hall Makerspace
Arcady Hall, 7 minutes walk to University of Canterbury.
Arcady Hall Study Centre
Arcady Hall Common Room
Contract dates

Tuesday 13 February 2024 - 24 hrs after your final university commitment (includes catering during term and semester breaks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and Arcady Hall.


Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee

Contingency fee (refundable at the completion of your stay or if you withdraw)

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Residential life fee (refundable upon withdrawal before 12 noon 16 January)

Car parking (optional)
$300 per year



Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$1,000 ($250 contingency fee, $400 administration fee, $350 resident's association fee)

Payment 2 (15 January)

Payment 3 (8 April)

Payment 4 (9 September)

Students with financial difficulties are invited to contact the Principal on arrival to discuss payment options (Payments 1 and 2 must be paid in full).  Payments 3 and 4 can be paid by automatic payment with the Principal's approval.

Accommodation Guide

Brochure of all on-campus accommodation at UC and other options for living in Christchurch for study.
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