Te Waihora Campus
BE PART OF THE GENERATION THAT
WILL MAKE A CHANGE.
It is predicted that by 2050 the To achieve our mission, Lincoln is positioned to
world’s population will reach work alongside industry, the community, and
9.2 billion people: this will create people from around the globe.
challenges that need solutions. The University’s qualifications and research
covers agriculture, sciences, conservation
As the population grows, food supply and ecology, commerce, environmental
and production will become key. So will management, tourism, agribusiness, sport
sustaining the environment for future and recreation, property management, and
generations. As these two potentially landscape architecture, to meet the needs of
conflicting concepts become increasingly not only New Zealand but also the world.
pressing, we will also want to be living well Lincoln students come from all over New
on our planet. Zealand and from roughly 60 countries around
Lincoln University is a uniquely and the world. Once studies are completed, Lincoln
deliberately specialised university finding graduates can be found around the globe
solutions for these challenges. The University making a difference.
has a mission to help: feed the world, protect
the future, and live well.
4 Te Waihora Campus
6 Te Waihora Halls
36 Budgeting and applying
38 Frequently asked questions
40 Contact us
Te Waihora Campus (Lincoln, Canterbury)
Lincoln University Auckland NORTH CHCH
is based in the ISLAND
South Island of The New York Times ranked
New Zealand. Christchurch as the
NEW ZEALAND #2 PLACE IN THE WORLD
to go in 2014.
Te Waihora campus
Situated on 58 hectares of green space,
the University offers modern teaching on a
beautiful, established campus. Facilities include
a comprehensive library, IT labs, free car
parking, a large dining hall and function centre,
a café and bar, a printery, a travel agency, an
ATM and excellent sporting facilities.
With a student population of 3500, from over
60 different countries, Lincoln University is
an easy place to make friends. On-campus
accommodation is home to around 600
students during the University year, including
catered Halls of Residence, self-catered units
and student housing. For those living
off-campus, there are regular bus services
to and from central Christchurch.
Our campus has eight fully- Number of beds WiFi available
catered Halls of Residence and (single)
three sets of self-catered units, Not catered
all within a five minute walk Fully-catered (no meals provided)
of each other and our facilities.
Lounge Laundry (communal
If you want to live in a (communal in Halls in Halls and private
particular Hall, you can specify and private in laundry appliance in
this on your application and self-catered units) self-catered units)
it will be taken into account Shower
when we allocate rooms. There (and total Disabled access facilities
is no need to fill out a separate number in
application for each Hall. each Hall) Toilet
All Halls offer a similar level (in self-catered units)
of accommodation and service, Toilets
within their category, and are (communal)
managed by a single team.
This leads to more consistency Basic shared
and a tighter sense of kitchen facilities
Full kitchen facilities
Centennial Hall opened in 1978, the year of Lincoln University’s
centenary. The double-story building is a two-minute walk from the
dining hall and the heart of the campus.
The rooms are spread over the two floors and are laid out in pods of six.
Each pod includes a kitchen, one unisex toilet and two showers. There is
also a separate communal lounge and laundry for Centennial residents.
One of the ground floor pods provides disabled access and bathroom
3 twice weekly 112 38 19 1 19 1
I really enjoyed living
in Centennial, with all the
facilities provided. It’s
comfortable, which helped me to
concentrate on my studies.
Colombo Hall is a short walk from the dining hall.
Made up of three four-storey blocks, it was built in 1970.
The rooms are laid out in pods of four, and each pod has a shower
and toilet. The Hall has a communal lounge, a TV room and a kitchen
situated on the ground floor.
3 twice weekly 80 24 24 2 1 1
Loved my year,
met the best people.
COMPRISES 8% OF
NZ’S POPULATION –
Hudson, the University’s oldest Hall, opened in 1953. Since 2002,
the Hall has housed students in just West Wing only. The rest of the
building is used for the Health Centre and other services.
The Hall is spread over three floors, with 25 bedrooms off a central
corridor on each floor. There are male and female toilets, showers and
a kitchenette and lounge on each floor. A communal laundry is on the
Hudson is an alcohol-free Hall.
3 No alcohol twice weekly 74 24 18 3 3 1
I had a wonderful year in the
Halls and met some great people.
Well worth it.
Lowrie Hall is located next to Colombo Hall and was opened in
1970. Like Colombo, it is made up of three four-storey blocks with
the same pod formation of four.
Each pod has a shower and toilet, while the communal lounge, TV
room and kitchen for the Hall are situated on the ground floor.
3 twice weekly 82 20 24 2 1 1
Close to the action!
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY PIONEERED
THE SOUTH ISLAND’S MODERN
WINE MAKING INDUSTRY
(COOL CLIMATE GRAPE GROWING).
Southland Hall, originally New Hall, was opened in 1993.
Also just a short walk from the centre of the campus, it is made up of two
blocks, and rooms are laid out in pods of six. Each pod has a kitchenette,
toilet and two showers. A communal lounge is in a separate building.
3 twice weekly 48 16 8 1 8 1
Loved my view of the
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY HAS A
WORLD-CLASS CRICKET GROUND
WHERE INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
PLAY: THE BERT SUTCLIFFE OVAL.
Stevens Hall is made up of two three-storey blocks and, like Centennial
and Southland, the rooms are laid out in pods of six.
Each pod has a kitchenette, toilet and shower. The communal lounge
is located in a separate building adjacent to the Hall.
Also close to the dining hall, it was opened in 1970.
3 twice weekly 50 9 11 1 10 1
It was a nice place to live
and study, and the staff
The refurbished Annex opened in 2016. It is made up of 13 bedrooms,
unisex bathrooms and a common room on the first floor and 3 bedrooms,
a kitchenette, unisex bathrooms and a dedicated study zone on the
The Annex is an alcohol-free Hall.
3 No alcohol 1 twice weekly 16 5 5 1 1 1
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY PRODUCED
THE FIRST COMMON GARDEN
PLANT LIFE ON SOIL MATERIAL
FROM THE PLANET MARS.
The Quarters were built in 2016 and are spread over two single storey
buildings. Each building has 10 rooms, three bathrooms, a communal
kitchen and common room and a study zone all coming off of a central
corridor. Each communal space has sliding doors and a deck.
3 2 twice weekly 20 6 6 2 2 Shared with
RICHARD WILLIAM PEARSE
First person to leave the ground
in a powered aircraft
Victoria Cross Recipient
Former Wallabies Coach
Celebrity cook and food writer
Former All Blacks Captain
The Junction is made up of a variety of campus houses, including
six units that were completed in 2016. These new units are all five
bedrooms with their own lounge, kitchen, laundry and two bathrooms.
The remaining houses are all flats in a variety of layouts.
These facilities are not available to first year students.
Not catered Fortnightly 30 12 12 6 6 6
I loved the flats’
fun vibes and the
living was easy.
RENTS IN CHRISTCHURCH ARE 19%
LOWER THAN IN AUCKLAND
(so you’ll still be ok once you
Farm Road Units
There are 18 self-catered units on Farm Road. All are four-bedroom,
single storey, with their own lounge, kitchen and bathroom facilities.
The units are fully-furnished, from beds and desks through to linen
and kitchen utensils.
One unit has been completely converted for disabled access.
Most of these were built in 1975, however some later additions were
added in 1990 and 2009.
These facilities are not available to first year students.
Not catered 1 flat Fortnightly 72 18 18 18 18 18
HAGLEY PARK IS 189HA –
NEW ZEALAND’S BIGGEST
The Crescent Units
The Crescent was the University’s first self-catered accommodation,
dating from 1972. There are 16 four-bedroom units, all single storey
with their own lounge, kitchen and bathroom facilities.
The units are fully-furnished, from beds and desks through to linen
and kitchen utensils.
These facilities are not available for first year students.
Not catered Fortnightly 64 16 16 16 16 16
Keep a good balance
between study and getting out to
spend time with friends, and you
will love it.
Lincoln Halls HALLS
WHAT HALLS STUDENTS ARE STUDYING* 44% FEMALE 19 62%
3% B.Viticulture & 2% B.Environmental Mgt & Planning STUDENTS MEDIAN AGE FIRST YEAR
Oenology STUDENTS LIVING
4% B.Land & Property ON CAMPUS
10% 18% WHERE DO OUR HALLS STUDENTS COME FROM*
4% Agriculture 25%
4% B.Science 17% 20%
B.Agricultural Science 15%
5% Study Abroad – undergraduate 10%
* Based on 2015 enrolments
6% University Studies 14% Auckland
D.Agricultural Bay of Plenty
& Food Mktg Manawatu
30 * Data from 2015
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY’S TE WAIHORA CAMPUS MAP
85 83 CR FR 81 J 84 93 82 A Q
CENTENNIAL COLOMBO CRESCENT FARM ROAD HUDSON THE LOWRIE SOUTHLAND STEVENS THE THE
HALL HALL UNITS UNITS HALL JUNCTION HALL HALL HALL ANNEX QUARTERS
< To Lincoln Township Ellesmere Junction Road
Accommodation Office On campus security
The Accommodation Office is on Farm Road. Staff are It’s important to us that you feel safe here. Each bedroom
available to help you with any questions or issues with is lockable, all the Halls have controlled entry and camera
your accommodation. systems, staff members are on-site constantly, and security
patrols the campus overnight.
Computer facilities on campus Room facilities
There are over 250 computers located on campus, some of Every room in the Halls has a single bed, desk and storage
which are available to students 24 hours a day. The Halls and facilities. Bedding is included in your accommodation fees, and
units have a free wireless network1, and hotspots are located belongs to you. Students are responsible for the laundering of
in and around the Library, Mrs O’s café, Sandwich Bar, the their own bedding. There are shared kitchenettes, bathrooms,
Recreation Centre, the Commerce foyer, the Lincoln University TV lounges, and communal laundries with washing machines
Students’ Association (LUSA) building, and the computer labs. and dryers in every Hall.
1 Capped at 200GB per semester – more data can be purchased at the Accommodation Office.
At Lincoln University, we’re lucky enough to have one of the
best Recreation Centres around. As a resident of the Halls,
your membership at the Recreation Centre is included in your
fees. The Centre has weights, cardio machines, a full range of
Les Mills classes, a boxing circuit, squash and tennis courts, a
basketball gym room and personal training options.
Food Parking at the Halls
If you’re living in a catered Hall of Residence you’ll be provided There are lots of free residential carparks. Only registered
with buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. vehicles can use the Halls’ carpark areas. You’ll need to register
There’s plenty of choice at every meal, and the weekend your vehicle at the beginning of the year.
brunches are legendary. Specific dietary needs are catered for,
if you need them.
If you feel like something more café style you can grab a bite
on the run at the Sandwich Bar, or drop into Mrs O’s for a latte,
panini, or something more substantial.
Cleaning Residential Assistants (RA)
Shared spaces in the Halls are cleaned twice weekly, while At least one RA lives in each Hall or set of units, and is
the common spaces in self-catered units are cleaned by our responsible for looking out for the physical, academic and
friendly team on a fortnightly basis. However, you have to emotional wellbeing of the residents, as well as helping to
clean your own room. Cleaning equipment is provided in each organise a host of sporting and social events.
Hall and unit.
If you need help, your first point of call is your own RA. They
are full-time experienced students who are trained in first aid,
listening skills, and cultural sensitivity, and they have extensive
knowledge of Halls and University life. They are available 24/7.
Residential support staff
We have a terrific Accommodation and Support Services
team who provide a wide range of services. They support our
students and ensure they all have a great experience during
their time at Lincoln University, both academically and socially.
Many of the support staff live and work on campus throughout
the academic year.
Social activities on campus Mail in the Halls
Halls reps, RAs and the Accommodation Services staff organise Mail and parcels are delivered to the University every week
a lot of events and activities throughout the year. day; all Halls residents have mailboxes allocated according to
surname. The mailboxes are at the Accommodation Office, and
The Lincoln University Students’ Association (LUSA) also can be accessed Monday to Friday.
organises events and coordinates clubs and sports groups.
One to watch out for is the year-long Inter-Hall Challenge. Student Health and Support
In 2018, there will be events such as ‘N-Week’ (for students The Student Health and Support Team are located on campus
new to the Halls), the Beach Volleyball Competition, the just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Halls. This means
Krypton Factor Challenge and the Garden Party. you have a doctor, nurses, counselling, Inclusive Education (if
you have an injury, illness or disability), and an international
There are also groups such as the Halls Residents’ Committee support advisor right on your doorstep.
and the Waste and Energy Minimisation Workgroup. These If you get ill, or have an accident, support staff are available in
give you leadership opportunities and a chance to have a the Halls of Residence to help you get to emergency medical
say in how the Halls are run, letting you improve your own care and first aid. Meals can also be arranged to be taken to a
environment. sick person in their room.
The Recreation Centre hosts the inter-house sports
competitions, which can include volleyball, indoor netball,
indoor soccer, touch rugby, basketball, hockey, and just about
everything in between.
Budgeting and applying
Living independently can be costly. Whether you choose to live in the Halls,
flat in town or board privately, it’s a good idea to start budgeting early.
Annual costs per type of accommodation
The cost of accommodation in the Halls is based on a full academic year (37 weeks). Below are the fees
and living costs (based on 2017 fees) for each type of accommodation on Lincoln’s Te Waihora campus.
We’ve included the estimated living costs for off-campus options for you to compare.
Catered Halls Semi-catered Self-catered Flatting in Private boarding
37 weeks Halls 37 weeks units CHCH (approx) in CHCH (approx)
Rent/accommodation *$12,395 *$9,620 *$7,215 **$6,760 **$10,400
Groceries/food Included *$1,665 *$2,405 **$3,380 Included
Household bills Included Included Included **$2,080 Included
(including phone, electricity, heating)
Transport to Lincoln by bus (academic year) n/a *$1,332 *$1,332
Cost for year $12,395 $11,285 $9,620 $13,552 $11,732
* Based on 37 weeks (academic year) ** Based on a 12-month lease
Please ensure you check the website for up-to-date information on our current fees, accommodation
options and criteria for accommodation allocation. These may be subject to change as we develop our
new on-campus facilities: www.lincoln.ac.nz/accommodation
The University is currently reviewing all the terms and conditions for
booking accommodation, and these will be confirmed on our website SAY
in plenty of time for you to ask questions and get your application
in. We will require a deposit to secure your accommodation booking Living in the Halls was a
and will offer payment options throughout the year so you can great year. I had good fun
manage your money. When you apply online to study at Lincoln, you as my pod had the greatest
can apply for accommodation at the same time and updated terms
will be available on our website. In the meantime, if you have any people in it.
questions or you’d like a tour of the accommodation, please contact
the Accommodation Office. 37
Frequently asked questions
Do I get to choose which Hall I want to be in? What is provided in the Halls’ kitchenettes?
You can specify in your application which Hall you would prefer A fridge, a microwave and a hot water boiler or jug. You are
and our Accommodation Office will do their best to help, but encouraged to bring a cup, plate and cutlery with you.
there are no guarantees.
Can I arrive early?
If I am applying for a self-catered unit, can I choose
my flatmates? Yes, as long as there is space available.
Yes – you can specify who you would like to share with, If you want to move into the Halls a few days before the start
however again there are no guarantees. of the academic year you can, but an additional charge on top
of the semester residential fees will be required based on a
What do I need to bring? daily rate for board.
You will need to bring personal items such as clothes, Can I visit the campus before I apply?
toiletries, towels and any small things you want to use to
personalise your room. Definitely! You are free to have a wander around the University
grounds and, if you would like a private tour of the campus
Students in the Halls and self-catered units are supplied with a and Halls, contact our Student Liaison Office.
bedding pack, which includes a mattress protector, two sheets,
a pillow, pillowcase, duvet, towel and bath mat. This is yours at
the end of your stay.
We have a full list of items on the Halls App.
Can I stay in my room during mid-semester break or Are the rooms shared or single?
All bedrooms are single occupancy.
Some of the Halls are used for conferences during holiday
periods. As such, students may be asked to make their rooms Are there any other costs on top of the
available for conference guests to use at these times. accommodation fees?
Should I have insurance? The accommodation fees cover all associated costs of living
in the catered Halls (with the exception of any additions
Make sure your insurance policy covers not only those you require, eg. snacks, travel, extra data over 200GB,
possessions stored in your allocated room, but also any entertainment).
possessions stored elsewhere on campus.
If you are in a self-catered unit, your fees include power
Can I have a visitor to stay overnight in the halls? (however, if you go over your allocated amount per semester,
you may be required to pay the difference) and data (up to
Residents are welcome to have guests stay overnight in their 200GB per semester). They do not include food, transport or
hall/unit, however they must comply with the rules other personal costs.
All guests need to be registered at the Accommodation
Office. There is a small charge, with a maximum stay of two
Mattresses are available for a refundable deposit.
For more information on accommodation at Lincoln University,
please contact our accommodation team.
Phone: +64 3 423 0525
Email: [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you on campus.
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