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College House

10 July 2023

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


Live, Study, Achieve: at College House, our job is to set you on your path to becoming everything you aspire to be.

We provide a home away from home, we support your academic success and we involve you in a supportive community of exceptional people like you. While UC is expanding your mind, we’ll be extending you personally.

If you are accepted to College House, it will be because we can see you have the potential to be a future leader. 

You will enjoy College House’s grounds for its 159 residents which includes 11 residential houses, a large dining hall, several multi-purpose social spaces, indoor basketball, fitness equipment, and an all-weather tennis/netball court.

The property is bound by two streams and borders the University gardens.

College House is New Zealand's oldest and most traditional university college. It retains its traditions with formal dining three nights a week during term when students wear formal dress and academic gowns.

The essence of College House is its unique community spirit, assisted by returning students who maintain the traditions and help organise much of College House’s social, cultural and sporting programme. 

Students studying at Rochester and Rutherford Hall
College House Common Room
College House tennis court

College House virtual tour

Types of rooms available (NZ$)


Single room, fully-catered

$26,083 - 2024 fees



  • King single length bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Dining hall
  • Shared kitchenettes
  • Shared common spaces
  • Shared study spaces
  • 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.

College House Outside
Residents relax in the College House lounge
College House Hall Study Area Whiteboard Landscape
College House Chapel
Contract dates

Sunday 11 February 2024 - 24 hrs after your final university commitment.

Your residential contract is directly between you and College House.


Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Car parking (optional)



Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$935 ($330 administration fee, $330 contingency fee, $275 resident's association fee)

Payment 2 (17 January)

Payment 3 (6 May)

Payment 4 (2 September)

Accommodation Guide

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