College House (first year, fully-catered)

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-purposes social spaces and an all-weather tennis 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 the many returning students who maintain the traditions and help organise much of College House’s social, cultural and sporting programme.  

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single room, fully-catered

$21,875 - 2021 Fees


  • bed icon King single length bed
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Heating
  • Dining Hall icon Dining hall
  • Cutlery icon Shared kitchenettes
  • Sofa icon Shared common spaces
  • Desk icon Shared study spaces
  • bathtub icon Shared bathrooms
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machines and dryers
  • Internet icon Wifi
  • bicycle icon Secure bike storage


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

Contract dates

Sunday 14 February 2021 - 24 hours after your final university commitment

Your residential contract is directly between you and College House

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

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 (25 January)

Payment 3 (3 May)

Payment 4 (6 September)

More information

Postal Address

College House
100 Waimairi Road, Ilam
Christchurch 8041

T: +64 3 364 2001

Georgina Dibble

Georgina Dibble

'I loved the balance provided between encouraging academic success and delivering an unforgettable social calendar...'