Campus tours

We encourage you to visit our attractive and welcoming Campus on a guided or self-guided tour.

Guided campus tours

Campus Tours are scheduled on most Mondays and Fridays during term time. At other times, you are welcome to take a self-guided campus tour.

Tours are not available on weekends or Public Holidays.

What you will see

Guided Campus tours visit the library, bookshop, lecture theatres, the recreation centre, student social and study spaces, and some of our fantastic new learning facilities.

Our Student Campus Tour Mentor gives insider knowledge of Campus.

Personalised tours

Tours on the first Friday of the month and during the school holidays include a visit to the area of study you are most interested in.

Start times

Campus Tours start at 9.30am sharp.

Book your Guided Tour now


Halls of Residence

A visit to the halls of residence can be added to your campus tour request form.

Please note: From October 1st accommodation tours will only be available by individual appointment. Please contact the Hall of Residence(s) you are interested in visiting directly.

Book a tour of the Halls of Residence

Book your Guided Tour now. A minimum of one week’s notice is required.

Travelling to Christchurch?

If you are travelling from outside Christchurch you might like to come the night before to enjoy Christchurch and for a more relaxed visit.

Campus Cafes have great food but depending on your itinerary you may not have time for a sit down break, particularly if you are visiting the halls as part of your Campus visit. Therefore you might like to come prepared with snacks and drinks.

Good footwear and clothing for all weather helps for an enjoyable tour.


Self-guided campus tours

Can’t make a scheduled tour date? You are welcome to do your own self-guided tour from 9am til 4pm.

Get a map

Self-guided campus tour maps and campus maps are available from the Student Services Centre (Matariki building).

A self-guided campus tour map is availabe here to print Self Guided Campus Tour Map 2018.

Alternatively Online maps are available or download the UC Finder App from the iTunes Store or Google Play

Building works

Our exciting Campus transformation is underway. Please do not enter restricted areas including construction sites (stay behind the hoardings).


School tours

We welcome school groups to visit campus.

It is a fantastic opportunity for students to see where they will be studying after secondary school and to encourage them to start planning for their future.

Please contact Campus Tours to organise a campus tour for your school.


Open Day

Open Day is the very best option for students as they will have the greatest opportunity to see the widest range of course options and Campus areas. The day includes the options of visits to the halls of residence, talks on scholarships and accommodation, and a look around Campus. It is a vibrant and stimulating day for students. We recommend it!

To find out more information visit Open days.