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.  Over the summer period the hall has taken on a fresh new look featuring a new 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. With a study centre, common room, and a landscaped central courtyard, the hall provides a warm, friendly and fun environment for you to obtain the best academic results and to make lifelong friends amongst the 169 residents and Residential Assistants.  

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Arcady Hall Virtual Tour

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single room, fully-catered

$23,500 - 2024 Fees


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


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

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.

More information

Postal Address

Arcady Hall
90 Waimairi Road, Ilam
Christchurch 8041
T: +64 3 364 2747

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