Lincoln University Accommodation Office

Accommodation Team

The administration staff are here to help you with general enquiries, bookings and payments. You can find them in the Accommodation Office. The residential team are there to look after you and make sure your experience at Lincoln University is by offering events, sports, activities, support and pastoral care.

Bedding Pack

You can either bring your own bedding with you, or you can purchase a bedding pack from the Accommodation Office. If you choose to purchase a bedding pack it will include a mattress protector, pillow, sheets, pillowcase, duvet cover and inner, towel and bathmat. If you choose to bring your own bedding, you must bring a mattress protector with you. 

Campus security

We want you to feel safe and secure living on campus so our team carry out regular patrols seven days a week. Every bedroom is lockable and all the halls have controlled entry and camera systems. To add to that, Residential Assistants live on site and work with the night staff to provide a safe environment.


Shared spaces in the halls are cleaned twice weekly by our cleaning team and fortnightly in the self-catered flats. You are responsible for cleaning your own room. Cleaning equipment is available in the halls and flats.

Dining Hall (Te Kete Ika building)

If you’re living in catered accommodation, you’ll enjoy buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s always plenty of choice and the weekend brunches are legendary. They cater for many special dietary requirements. If you live in the flats you can still pay individually for meals if you need a night off cooking.

Facilities and Services

There are so many great services and facilities on campus such as the Recreation Centre and Student Health and Support. Just a short walk aware there are shops, bars, cafes and a bank.


It’s important to consider insurance to cover your personal possessions. Talk to your insurance company to get a price.


The halls and flats have a free wireless network with unlimited WiFi. 

Lincoln Halls App

The dedicated Halls app just for residential students will give you information at your fingertips – download it from the Apple or Google app stores to keep up to date with what’s going on.

Lincoln Village

Our campus sits in Lincoln township, a thriving village on the Canterbury Plains. Lincoln is small and very friendly. It boasts local pubs, great cafes and eateries, shops and even its own farmers’ and craft market. The Canterbury region offers a plethora of attractions, activities and natural wonders. From snowy mountains and wide open plains to the stunning coastline. And when you feel like a weekend on the slopes, it’s less than two hours’ drive to the nearest ski field.


The Lincoln University Students’ Association (LUSA) provides representation and support for students. They also organise events and coordinates clubs and sports groups to keep you busy throughout the year.


Mail and parcels are delivered to the university every weekday and students can access their mail at the Accommodation Office.


Parking on campus is free and there are lots of residential parks at Lincoln. Only registered vehicles can use the Halls’ car park areas. Just register your vehicle at the beginning of the year and you’re sorted.

Payment options

Coming up with a lump sum payment can be a challenge, so there are several payment options which can be selected at the time you accept the placement offer.

Residential Assistants (RAs)

At least one Residential Assistant (known as an RA) lives in each hall and unit.

RAs are full-time, experienced Lincoln students trained in first aid, listening skills and cultural sensitivity. They have an extensive knowledge of the halls and university life and are responsible for looking out for your physical, academic and emotional wellbeing, as well as organising a host of sporting and social events.

If you need help, we recommend that you go to your RA first. They’re are available 24/7.


Every room in the Halls and flats has a single or king single bed, desk and storage facilities. Students are responsible for their own laundry and keeping their rooms tidy.

Social programme

Being part of the community that lives on campus is a unique experience. You will make lifelong friends and have the time of your life. The dedicated team will plan a year’s worth of activities, from themed parties to inter-hall sports competitions. The Students’ Association (LUSA) also organises events and coordinates clubs and sports groups to keep you busy throughout the year.

Student Health and Support

The Student Health and Support Team are located in the Hudson Building, so you’ll have access to doctors, nurses, counselling services, support for illnesses, disabilities or injuries and an international support advisor. If you become ill or have an accident, support staff are available in the Halls of Residence to help you get to emergency medical care and first aid. Meals can also be arranged to be taken to a sick person in their room.