It’s just a 5 minute walk to the main campus on Ilam Road and 10 minutes to the Engineering Block.
There are 2 bus stops just outside the Uni Hall entrances.
There are heaps of events on site and these are posted on our Facebook page It is also a short stroll to Bush Inn Shopping Centre and Riccarton where there are plenty of bars, eateries and shopping malls.
15 minutes’ bike or bus ride, 5-6 km walk or $20-25 cab ride.
No, all rooms are single.
No - beds are provided.
Uni Hall can accommodate 552 students.
No - sorry.
No smoking is allowed on-site. UC is also a smoke free campus.
No, but we do practice quiet hours. (Sunday-Wednesday from 10pm, Thursday-Saturday from 12am and extended hours during exam times).
Yes, you will be allocated an individual front door card, a private bedroom door key and your bedroom windows will have secure locks.
Yes, UC security patrols throughout the night. We also have Evening Duty Managers who work in the evening. There are also RA’s at Uni Hall and Duty Managers who will pick up emergency calls. Support is always available 24/7 and throughout holidays.
Yes, talk to your insurance provider for recommendations.
Uni Hall has two Sky TV lounges available and there are TV’s in smaller common rooms around the campus.
Yes, but restrictions apply, be sure to let the team know if you want have a guest stay over as there is a sign in process.
Our halls are mixed but you can request a single sex floor/flat if you would prefer, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
No. Uni Hall is fully catered so you won’t need any kitchen equipment. You will also have access to washers, dryers & vacuums.
There are individual radiators in all rooms.
No but with opening windows you won’t need it.
We have a great housekeeping team who clean all common spaces regularly. It’s up to each resident to keep their room clean and we provide vacuum cleaners. We do undertake room inspections twice each year.
Yes! There are a number of cafes on-campus and a row of eateries just a short walk from Uni Hall.
Uni Hall is fully catered and if you’re late home you can organise a late dinner. We also offer packed lunches so you can take your lunch with you if you won’t be back during the day. We cater for many dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free etc), just let our team know so we can make sure we have the right food available to you. If you have a severe or life-threatening allergy, give our catering team a call prior to making your application.
$400 Contingency Fee, $300 Admin Fee, $300 Resident’s Association Fee (which pays for all the social events and academic programs UCA run for its residents).
Credit card, bank transfer, EFTPOS, bank cheque, cheque. Payments can be made quarterly or per semester.
There are a limited number of parks on-site. These can be purchased when making your application for accommodation.
Arrival dates will be confirmed in your contract –early arrivals can be secured but are subject to availability.
Apply online through the UC website. This website also provides information on what you can do if your application is unsuccessful.
Yes, fees are refundable (excluding administration fees) as long as you withdraw before the withdrawal date on your contract.
You apply for either Ritz or Retro when you make your application. You can make a request for a particular room, and/or the people you live next to, and the building you’d prefer once your application has been approved. We will do our best to meet your requirements.
You will experience normal day to day noises and activity; we ask that people are respectful of their neighbors.
Yes, covered bike storage is available.
There is a large laundry at Uni Hall ($2 per wash and $2 per dry – debit/credit card required).
Power, WiFi (for UC students), furniture (bed, desk, chair, wardrobe) and food.
Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm.
Yes, by prior arrangement - please call our after hours on-site staff on 0508 864 425 or send us an email.
Please ensure that you have emailed us at least one business day before your arrival so that we can prepare in advance. Once you have arrived, please call the on-duty phone number advertised on the exterior door of the front entrance.