150th Events

You're invited to join us for a variety of community events celebrating
150 years of UC.


We welcome you to join us at events throughout the year celebrating this significant milestone. From academic symposiums and cultural performances to sports tournaments and art exhibitions, our events are designed to bring together the wider community of Ōtautahi Christchurch with UC alumni, staff, students, and friends. Explore all events and details below. We look forward to having you join us in the festivities.

Date (2023)Event
27 January  Local Heroes Bronze Bust Trail opening
1 February Public Lecture - Women in Classical Video Games 
24 February 150th Crusaders Student Experience Match
19 March  City2Surf - Team UC 
4 April  150th Anniversary Graduation Week street parade
27 April 150th Anniversary Gala 
28 April Fundraising Golf Tournament
28 April   Community Feast
29 April Anniversary Church Service 
2 May Raising the Bar
6 - 7 May  Open Christchurch 
31 May Public Lecture | Department of Political Science and International Relations
16 June 150th Anniversary Celebration
13 July  Faculty of Law, 150th Anniversary Public Lecture with the Chief Justice 
17 July - 10 September  Whiria te tāngata: weaving the people together – 150 years of College and Community Exhibition at the Arts Centre
26 August  Anniversary Concert by UC Music and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra  
24 October  Multi-Faith Celebration 
27-29 October Alumni Reunion Weekend
December 150th Anniversary Book Launch

Other events happening in 2023 

Date (2023)Event
1 - 3 February 44th Annual Australian Society Classical Studies Conference
1 - 2 February The 14th Annual Educational Psychology Forum 
4 -18 Feb First Nations' Futures Programme 
20 - 21 April  Work-Intergrated Learning International Conference 
8 - 10 June  Association for Visual Pedagogies Conference, hosted by the Faculty of Education and UC  
3 - 4 July  Australian Property Law Teachers Conference 
6 - 8 July  Australian Law Academics Association Conference 
31 Aug - 2 Sept The International Paediatric Brain Injury Conference 
9 - 11 Sept Association of Computing Machinery Virtual Reality Software and Technology Conference
14 September O le ala I le pule o le Tautua – the Pathway to Leadership is Through Service 
26 October  Graham Nuthall Lecture – Dr Rae Si’ilata - “If you don’t know what that means, here – I will tell you”: Creating space for Pasifika learners’ linguistic and cultural resources at school
21 - 23 Nov New Zealand Historical Association Conference 
28 - 30 Nov Australasian Society for Computers in Learning Tertiary Education Conference