University Hall (first year, fully-catered)

Operated by UniLodge through a contract and pastoral care collaboration with UC

University Hall offers a supportive and fun environment in your first year of study. With 533 residents, you are bound to meet other residents who are studying the same courses as you, or have similar interests, whether they are sporting, cultural or musical.  The hall offers the flexibility of single-gender or non-alcohol floors.  There are four room options, the older Retro rooms (standard or premium) or the newer Ritz rooms (standard or apartment-style).  Apartments have a 1:3 bathroom ratio and the added bonus of a living room, otherwise students are very much part of the University Hall social and academic community, with meals provided in the Dining Hall.  Each Residential Assistant has a key group of residents to support throughout the first year.  A mix of academic tutorials and an active social programme encourages a healthy work-life balance.

With residents studying a wide range of degrees and with a number of international students, you will gain access to diverse ideas and cultures.  Check out the 2021 Move-In video below.

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University Hall applicants may be eligible to apply for three scholarships valued at $2,500 each, due date 24 September:

  • University Hall Leadership Scholarship
  • Māori/Pacific Islander Scholarship
  • First in Family Scholarship

University Hall announces the recipients of two $5,000 University Hall Leadership Scholarships for 2021

2021 UH Leadership Scholarship

Holly Dowler
Studying Law and Political Science

2021 University Hall Leadership Scholarship Recipient

"Winning the Uni Hall Leadership Scholarship was a huge achievement for me ... I’m really looking forward to this year at Uni Hall, especially getting to develop more relationships with fellow Uni Hallers."

2021 University Hall Leadership Scholarship

Kayla Sinclair
Studying Engineering
2021 University Hall Leadership Scholarship Recipient

"I was extremely overjoyed when I found out that I had received the scholarship and was so excited to make the great move down to Christchurch and into Uni Hall. I am mostly looking forward to all the social events throughout the year - especially the Ball, as well as the interhall competitions!"

University Hall Virtual Tour

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Retro Standard Room, fully-catered

$16,170 (41 weeks) - 2022 Fees

Retro Premium Room, fully-catered

$16,826 (41 weeks) - 2022 Fees

Facilities

  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury 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 spaces
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Shared study spaces
  • © 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

Internet

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) (including catering during term and semester breaks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$15,170 - Retro standard room
$15,826 - Retro premium room

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$300

Contingency fee (refundable)
$400

Car parking (optional)
$300

Bed linen pack (optional)
$144

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Ritz standard room, fully-catered

$18,097 (41 weeks) - 2022 Fees

Ritz flat, fully-catered

$18,917 (41 weeks) - 2022 Fees

Facilities

  • © 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 spaces
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Shared study spaces
  • © 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

Internet

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) (including catering during term and semester breaks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$17,097 - Ritz standard room
$17,917 - Ritz flat

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$300

Contingency fee (refundable)
$400

Car parking (optional)
$300

Bed linen pack (optional)
$144

More information

Statement of Intent

"Live the UniLodge Life."

UniLodge has been providing pastoral care for students for over 20 years and our Residential Life Program aims to foster inclusive communities through a diverse range of events and initiatives to support residents to achieve academic success.
We understand that university is a transformative time in a student’s life, and we build our program around this to inspire development, build lifelong friendships, and support students through any challenges they may encounter.

All of our staff receive training and resources to be able to assist students to access the right support for them, ranging from helping residents adapt to living away from home, accessing financial support, or helping them find a counsellor to talk things through.
UniLodge has strong industry partnerships with universities and other institutions to help students navigate their options, as well as inform them of community-based resources.

Each resident is a unique individual and can expect from UniLodge, 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

UniLodge
Customer Services
C/- Ilam Apartments, 2 Homestead Lane,
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 3 595 2546
E: canterbury@unilodge.co.nz

Jessica Clarke

Jessica Clarke

'I think living in a hall of residence gives you the opportunity to make endless friends...'

Jessica Gopalan

Jessica Gopalan

'Being at Uni Hall has changed me in the most positive way I could ever imagine...'