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Rochester and Rutherford is a Hall of Residence associated with the University of Canterbury. It provides accommodation for 192 men and women in a collegiate setting.

The Hall prides itself on its food, facilities, community life and academic achievement.

There are five residential houses – Fisher, Newman, Dodd, More and Wilson – plus the adjacent Ashby building, which contains the dining hall, common rooms and chapel. There are also tutorial, music and computer rooms within the Hall.

The buildings are set in 1.7 hectares of attractive park-like surroundings with space for outdoor recreation as well as quiet spots.

Why choose Us?

  • Great people & food
  • Strong academic pass rate
  • Top service and competitive fees
  • Closest Hall to the University
  • Fees charged for the university year (term time) only
  • No retainer for university vacations
  • Active student body
  • One of the top 2% of universities worldwide

“Rochester and Rutherford Hall aims to provide a home away from home for young people so that they can achieve their academic potential and grow in their social, sporting and cultural endeavours. There is a mix of tradition and activities are encouraged so that students grow in their own decision making as young people. The resident tutors provide excellent support and mentoring for the students.”

Stephen Kissick – Principal