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Campus tours

25 October 2023

Visiting the UC campus on Rā Tōmene | Open Day will provide the best opportunity to experience UC as so much is happening that day. (If you come for more than one day, this will also give you time to tour the city or spread your hall tours over to the day before or after.)

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This key event for future students and whānau takes place a couple of weeks BEFORE applications to the halls of residence are due, so it is totally fine to wait until after Rā Tōmene | Open Day to submit your accommodation application. Decisions are not made by Halls until after the closing date.

If you're unable to join us for Rā Tōmene | Open Day  you can book in for a campus tour. If the scheduled campus tour dates don't suit, you can take a self-guided tour or virtual tour to explore our campus online instead.

2024 campus tour dates

To access the registration form, click the date of the tour you want. We recommend booking at least two weeks ahead to avoid missing out.

After 6 September, you will need to contact the Hall(s) of Residence  directly if you are interested in visiting student accommodation. 

Campus tours start at 10am sharp from the Matariki quad area - look for signs and please try to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before this.

Approximate schedule with optional hall tours
Campus tour schedule
10:00amTips Talk from Future Student Advisor
10:25amCampus Tour with UC student guide
11:45amQ&A with UC student ambassadors (optional)
12 noonBreak (grab a quick snack) or finish if not touring halls
12.:15pmHall of Residence Application Process Talk
12:30pmTravel to 1st Hall
12:45pmHall Visit 1
1:30pmHall Visit 2
2:15pmHall Visit 3
3:00pm (approx)Finish
Guided campus tours

Guided campus tours visit areas in each faculty, as well as the library, bookshop, lecture theatres, student social and study spaces, and some of our fantastic new learning facilities. Our Tour Guides give insider knowledge of different areas of the university.

Campus tours are scheduled on most Fridays during term time from late April to November. At other times, you are welcome to take a self-guided campus tour. Tours are not available on weekends or Public Holidays.

Come prepared! Good footwear, weather suitable clothing and snacks help for an enjoyable day.

Halls of Residence

A visit to the halls of residence can be added to your tour booking form for tours from May to September.

  • Please click you would 'like to visit the halls of residence' and follow the prompts.
  • Each hall of residence tour takes approx 30 minutes to view, and you will need to make your own way to each by the scheduled time.
  • We'll give you guidance on the day about the best route to take based on your selections.

We recommend you look at the hall pages, watch the videos and 360 degree panoramas and read the FAQs to get a feel for each hall before you decide which ones to tour.

After 6 September, tours of the Halls of Residence will only be available by individual appointment.

Please contact the Hall(s) of Residence directly if you are interested in visiting on a date a Hall Tour tour isn't offered.

Self-guided campus tours

Can’t make a scheduled tour date? You are welcome to do your own self-guided tour between 9am and 4pm weekdays. Please note, this does not include the Halls of Residence.

Print your Self-guided Campus Tour Map or collect one from Te Pātaka, the Student Services Hub (Puaka-James Hight building).

Alternatively, you can download online maps from the UC Finder App from the iTunes Store or Google Play

UC Self-Guided Tour Map

UC Self-Guided Tour Map
Download (application/pdf, 1 MB)
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Take a virtual tour
School group tours

We welcome campus visits from groups of interested secondary school students, however we cannot host visits during busy periods.

If you want to bring a group of students to see where they could study after secondary school, please complete the UC School Visit Request Form to organise a visit for your school.

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