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Rochester and Rutherford Hall

10 July 2023

First year, fully-catered. Facility provided and operated by an Executive Council.


Rochester and Rutherford Hall is set on grounds laid out with established trees and gardens, and has accommodation for 192 residents in three four-storied buildings plus an additional two houses located on the perimeter of hall grounds.

All rooms have been upgraded, including the Recreation Room, and are double-glazed. The hall offers you a site that is large enough to be interesting yet small enough for you to get to know everyone.

It is the closest hall to Haere-roa (UC Students' Association) and the Health Centre. The local shopping centres are just over ten minutes’ walk away, and the hall is within ten minutes' drive of Christchurch International Airport.

RR Front Entrance
RR Back Entrance
RR Bedroom

Rochester and Rutherford Hall virtual tour

Types of rooms available (NZ$)


Single room, fully-catered

$22,550 - 2024 Fees



  • Single and king single beds
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Dining hall
  • Shared kitchenettes
  • Shared common spaces
  • 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.

Study time in the Rochester and Rutherford Hall study centre
RR Outside
Rochester and Rutherford Hall Volleyball
Students socialise at the pool and table tennis tables at Rochester and Rutherford Hall
Contract dates

Wednesday 14 February 2024 - 24 hrs after your final university commitment.

Your residential contract is directly between you and Rochester and Rutherford Hall.


Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Car parking (optional)
$300 per year



Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$2,500 ($550 administration fee + $1,950 fees in advance)

Payment 2 (17 January)

Payment 3 (10 April)

Payment 4 (20 August)

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

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