Kirkwood Avenue Hall (first year, self-catered)

With a maximum of 64 full-time students, Kirkwood Avenue Hall offers the support and community of a first-year hall in a self-catered environment.  Kirkwood Avenue Hall provides the flexibility for students with allergies, specific dietary requirements, or who just prefer the independence of self-catering.  Meals plans can be arranged at nearby University Hall.   

Kirkwood Avenue Hall offers multiple social spaces, study spaces, the UC Recreation Centre nearby to help maintain a balanced lifestyle, and the support of four Residential Assistants to ensure you make the most of your first year at UC.  Tutorials, activities and events are all offered to students with the opportunity to participate in inter-hall sporting and cultural competitions.

Single and ensuite (own bathroom) rooms are available.  Single rooms include a hand basin.  Kitchens provide lockable cupboards for food storage and individual fridge and freezer space.

Bed linen is not provided but can be purchased on arrival.

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single room, self-catered

$10,535 (41 weeks) – 2022 Fees

Ensuite room, self-catered

$11,765 (41 weeks) – 2022 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
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Shared dining room
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Shared common spaces
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Shared study spaces
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Wash basin in bedroom
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Shared bathroom, some ensuites (own bathroom)
  • © 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

Saturday 12 February to Saturday 26 November 2022 (41 weeks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and Campus Living Villages

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$9,635 - Single room
$10,865 - Ensuite room

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

Car parking (optional)
or Dovedale campus special rate for hall residents - $198 (2021 rate)

Meal plan to dine at University Hall (optional)
Breakfast - $9.40
Lunch - $12.50
Dinner - $15.60
Daily meal plan - $28.10
Weekly dinner plan - $91.50
Weekly meal plan - $161.20

Bed linen pack (optional)

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Fortnightly, quarterly or semester (domestic students)
Semester only (international students)

More information

Statement of Intent

"Living at CLV is more than a room.

Our residents are at the centre of all that we do. We are dedicated to creating safe, inclusive and supportive communities with a unique residential life programme designed to help students live, learn and grow.

Our goal is to provide market leading pastoral care that is aligned with our Tertiary Partners and the wider community. Embracing diversity and the culture of both our Māori and Pacific Island residents and our broader international customers, delivering equity to all.

Our processes are built on transparency and continuous improvement and we ensure regular student feedback and contribution.

Each resident is a unique individual and can expect from CLV, an environment that has clear, reasonable and effective practices, and that aligns with the wider pastoral care of our Tertiary Partners, and the Education (Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary Students) Interim Code of Practice 2019 as well as the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.  The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary and International Learners comes into effect on 1 January 2022."

Postal Address

UC Accommodation Student Village
Customer Services Team
C/- Ilam Apartments, 2 Homestead Lane,
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 3 266 0400

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