Arcady Hall is an independent, small hall in Ilam, servicing students studying at the University of Canterbury. We have 170 students staying with us each year, including a team of 6 Residential Assistants. We are based in the UC accommodation residential village, a short 10 minute walk from the main teaching campus.
The Hall values diversity, community, growth, creativity and academic passion. We have a range of activities and events throughout the year, great meals, themed dinners, a strong pastoral focus and a lot of fun along the way.
Our Mission Statement is:
"To foster an inclusive community which celebrates diversity and values academic success"
We often get asked what we look for in a student. We look for people that share in our values and are wanting to be involved in our small community.
Some recent Arcady Hall student feedback:
"I love Arcady. I love the RAs, the people, my room. It is a great transition from leaving home. Thank you"
"Such a lovely community environment"
"The staff are lovely"
"The Hall had a very good reputation for having a study-focused student community....I found this appealing"
Arcady Hall Student Satisfaction survey 2022
Click below for more information about scholarships available at Arcady Hall.
BJH Academic Merit Scholarship - awarded to three students for excellence in year 13 academic results.
Harry Basire (Wellington College, studying BE Hons Engineering)
Jessica Dixon (Botany Downs Secondary College, Auckland, studying Bachelor of Science in Financial Engineering)
Daniel Ramsay (Wellington College, studying BE Hons Engineering)
Churchill Julius Scholarship - awarded to a student for their community contribution throughout their senior years at High School.
Sarah Ruelens (Campion College, Gisborne, studying BE Hons Engineering)
Warwick Sherwood Scholarship - awarded to a student for their community contribution throughout their senior years at High School.
Oliver Bergquist (Pukekohe High School, studying BE Hons Engineering - Mechanical & Aerospace)
Sadie Penny Scholarship - Awarded to a female student who can demonstrate their passion for STEM.
Hannah Grace (Kapiti College, Paraparaumu, studying BE Hons Engineering - Software Engineering)
First in Family Scholarship - Awarded to two students who were the first member of their immediate family to enroll in a degree-level qualification.
Lily-Anne Beazley (Waimate High School, studying BA of Arts, majoring in Sociology)
Gloria Laisui (Nelson College for Girls, studying Bachelor of Science - Medicinal Chemistry)
UC Accommodation run group tours of the halls throughout the year.
Please check out their website here to register for a tour.
We also offer individual tours of Arcady Hall by appointment. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to visit.