First year, fully-catered. Facility provided by Cedar Pacific and operated by UniLodge.

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 areas. 

There are three room options, Retro (standard), Ritz (standard) and Ritz (Flats).  Flats 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 Advisor 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. 

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Retro standard room, fully-catered

$17,564 (41 weeks) - 2023 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 11 February to Saturday 25 November 2023 (41 weeks) (including catering during term and semester breaks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$16,564

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$300

Contingency fee (refundable)
$400

Car parking (optional)
$500

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Laundry
Included in fees

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$900 ($300 administration fee, $300 residential life fee, $300 contingency fee)

Payment 2 (16 January)
$2,020 (5 week's rent) 

Fortnightly thereafter
$808

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Ritz standard room, fully-catered

$19,573 (41 weeks) - 2023 Fees

Ritz flat, fully-catered

$20,434 (41 weeks) - 2023 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 11 February to Saturday 25 November 2023 (41 weeks) (including catering during term and semester breaks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$18,573 - Ritz standard room
$19,434 - Ritz flat

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$300

Contingency fee (refundable)
$400

Car parking (optional)
$500

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase 

Laundry
Included in fees

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$1,000 ($300 administration fee, $400 residential life fee, $300 contingency fee)

Payment 2 (16 January)
$2,265 (5 week's rent) - Ritz standard room
$2,370 (5 week's rent) - Ritz flat

Fortnightly thereafter
$906 - Ritz standard room
$948 - Ritz flat

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 Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary and International Learners.

Postal Address

Unilodge University Hall
9 Maidstone Road
Ilam, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 (03) 266 0400
E: universityhall@unilodge.co.nz

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