Tupuānuku

The largest new accommodation build to date will offer 504 fully-furnished student rooms in 2021.  Located amongst other halls of residence, the location on Homestead Lane (adjacent to the Ilam Homestead and gardens) is a short 5 minute walk to main campus facilities.  The layout consists of long corridors divided into smaller colour-coded neighbourhoods or kāhui.

Please Note:  Tupuānuku is nearing completion. However as it is still a working construction site and in the interests of maintaining good health and safety management it has been decided not to include this in the Open Day tours.

Alternative arrangements for what we can show students and whanau are being coordinated for Open Day.

Tupuānuku will include:

  • Single rooms (approx 11-13m2) x 375 with shared bathroom (1:4 ratio)
  • Single ensuite rooms (approx 14-15m2) x 100 (own bathroom)
  • Single accessible rooms (approx 16-18m2) x 29 (own bathroom)
  • Rooms contain king single bed, desk, chair, bookshelves, and double wardrobe with lockable drawer
  • Options for catered or self-catered
  • Home to first year students in 2021

On each floor are:

  • Gender neutral bathrooms x 4 (3 basins, 3 toilets with basins, 2 shower rooms)
  • Gender neutral bathrooms x 2 (3 basins, 3 toilets with basins, 2 shower rooms, 1 room with toilet, basin and shower)
  • Ensuite rooms x 20
  • Accessible rooms x 6
  • Kitchenettes x 3
  • Study rooms for individual or group study x 2
  • Common room x 1

Tupuānuku is one of nine stars seen within the cluster of Matariki, Te Iwa o Matariki.  It is the star that is connected to kai (food) and rongoā (traditional medicines) that is grown within the soil, or harvested from the ground. The rising of Matariki signals the new year within te ao māori and plays a significant role in the māramataka, the Māori lunar calendar, in determining and planning for the year ahead. 

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single room, fully-catered

$18,364 (42 weeks) - 2021 Fees

Ensuite room, fully-catered

$19,204 (42 weeks) - 2021 Fees

Facilities

  • bed icon King single bed
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Centrally heated
  • Dining Hall icon Dining hall
  • Cutlery icon Shared kitchenettes
  • Sofa icon Shared common spaces
  • Desk icon Individual and group study spaces
  • bathtub icon Shared bathrooms or ensuites (own bathroom)
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machines and dryers
  • Internet icon Wifi
  • bicycle icon Secure bike storage

Internet

100GB provided per month for all UC students.  An internet account will be activated on payment of tuition fees which can be topped up for $2.00 per GB.

Contract dates

Wednesday 17 February - Wednesday 8 December 2021 (includes catering during term and semester breaks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.  UC is working in partnership with UniLodge on pastoral care services.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$17,514 - Single room
$18,354 - Ensuite room

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Residents' association fee
$300

Contingency fee (refundable)
$250

Car parking (optional)
Student parking permit on-campus - $475 (2020 rate)

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$850 ($300 administration fee, $250 contingency fee, $300 resident's association fee)

Payment 2 (25 January)
$2,085 - Single room (5 weeks' rent)
$2,185 - Ensuite room (5 weeks' rent)

Fortnightly thereafter
$834 - Single room
$874 - Ensuite room

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single room, self-catered

$11,686 (42 weeks) - 2021 Fees

Ensuite room, self-catered

$12,526 (42 weeks) - 2021 Fees

Facilities

Internet

100GB provided per month for all UC students.  An internet account will be activated on payment of tuition fees which can be topped up for $2.00 per GB.

Contract dates

Wednesday 17 February - Wednesday 8 December 2021 

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.  UC is working in partnership with UniLodge on pastoral care services.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$10,836 - Single room
$11,676 - Ensuite room

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Residents' association fee
$300

Contingency fee (refundable)
$250

Car parking (optional)
Student parking permit on-campus - $475 (2020 rate)

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$850 ($300 administration fee, $250 contingency fee, $300 resident's association fee)

Payment 2 (25 January)
$1,290 - Single room (5 weeks' rent)
$1,390 - Ensuite room (5 weeks' rent)

Fortnightly thereafter
$516 - Single room
$556 - Ensuite room

More information

For more information, contact UniLodge or Accommodation Services/Te Ratonga Nohonga 

Postal Address:

Accommodation Services
Te Ratonga Nohonga
Level 2, Matariki
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

T: +64 3 369 3569
E: accommodation@canterbury.ac.nz