Rochester and Rutherford Hall

Rochester and Rutherford Hall is set on extensive grounds laid out with established trees and gardens, and has accommodation for 192 residents in three four-storied buildings plus an additional two houses located on the perimeter of hall grounds.  All rooms have been upgraded including the Recreation Room and are double-glazed.  The hall offers you a site that is large enough to be interesting and small enough for you to get to know everyone.

It is the closest hall to the new UCSA location, the Student Events Centre and the Health Centre. The local shopping centres are just over ten minutes’ walk away, and the hall is within ten minutes' drive of Christchurch International Airport. View our 360° panoramas.

Type of room available

Single room

  • Rochester and Rutherford girl students in bedroom

    $16,375 NZ$ per year - 2018 Fees

    Single room, fully-catered, 3 meals a day, 7 days a week (excluding holidays)


  • bed icon Single and king beds
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Heating
  • Dining Hall icon Dining Hall
  • bathtub icon Shared bathroom
  • Cutlery icon Shared Kitchenette
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Internet icon Wifi
  • bicycle icon Secure bike storage


100GB provided per month for all UC students.  An internet account will be activated on payment of tuition fees which can be topped up for $2.00 per GB.

Contract dates

14 February 2018 - 24 hours after your final university commitment.

Additional costs (NZ$)

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

Car parking
$120 per year

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$800 ($300 admin fee + $500 accom deposit)

Payment 2 (16 January)
$6,600 ($5,900 + $500 contingency fee, $200 resident's association fee)

Payment 3 (17 April)

Payment 4 (4 September)
$3,375 (a rebate of the $100 UC application fee will be provided for successful applicants ie $3,275)

More information 

For more information, see the Rochester and Rutherford Hall website.

Postal Address:

Rochester and Rutherford Hall
77 Ilam Road, Ilam
Christchurch 8041

T: +64 3 364 2799

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