University Of Canterbury Campus

For most of its first 100 years the University was situated in the centre of Christchurch (now the Arts Centre). By 1975 it had completed its move to a spacious purpose-built 76 hectare site in the suburb of Ilam, 7km from the old city site.

The campus


  • Find all the buildings and facilities within the University with the map of UC.


  • UC hosts a series of campus tours and future student events throughout the year.


  • To park on campus staff and students will need to purchase and display one of the parking permits.

Campus security

  • Information about help point towers, your Canterbury Card and other safety information for students and staff.


  • Learn about the history of the University of Canterbury and the incredible people that helped make it what it is today

Accessibility on campus

  • Learn how the University of Canterbury is openly accessible to all people.

Smokefree campus

  • The students and staff of UC are prepared to make a difference to our city, region and nation by supporting a smokefree environment.

Capital Works

  • Capital Works contributes to the development of UC through planning, design and management of projects for its buildings and infrastructure.


  • See the main contacts for enquiries for enrollment, staff, the VC’s Office, Liaison Office, Student Services and more.

  • +64 3 364 3443
  • (Aus) 1-800-431595
  • Ask a question