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Join the UCSA’s ANZAC Day Service, 2021

The UCSA invites you to our annual ANZAC Day commemoration, an event that brings together our wider community – staff, students, and the public – to honour those who have served.

All are welcome to the service, which will include a performance by the Christchurch Youth Choir, and speeches, as well as a wreath laying. Afterwards, please join us for tea and coffee on Okeover Lawn.

◾️ Date, location and times: Sunday 25 April

10am–11am: Service held at the Quad between Matariki and Puaka-James Hight Library, University of Canterbury

(Note: This is an outdoor service.)

11am–11.30am: Morning Tea held on Okeover Lawn, University of Canterbury

◾️ Parking: Parking is available in the S Block car park

◾️ Speakers:

  • Kim Fowler, President of the UCSA
  • Rosa Hibbert-Schooner, President of Te Akatoki Māori Students’ Association
  • Allister Baker, The RSA
  • The New Zealand Defence Force
  • John Fox, University of Canterbury Chaplin

UCSA Holiday Hours: What’s For Lunch?

Craving a lunchtime treat? Here’s what’s open at the UCSA over the term holiday …

The Foundry Bar (bar snacks and meals):
12pm–9pm, Mon–Fri (Note: Closes at 7pm Friday 9th April).
Open for Quiz Nights on Tuesdays and Bingo on Wednesdays.

Oishii (sushi):
10am–2pm, Mon–Fri

Otto (pizza, curly fries, and coffee):
10am–4pm, Mon–Wed
10am–7pm, Thu–Fri


Nuts & Bolts (coffee, snacks, and hot meals):
9am–3pm, Mon–Fri

Collective (bites on Dovedale Campus):
8.30am–2.30pm, Mon–Fri

1894 (café):
8am–4pm, Mon–Fri

Chilton’s (snacks-to-go):
8am–4pm, Mon–Fri

Coming to Campus: UCSA’s O.Week 2021

This year’s O.Week is set to be a cracker, with the UCSA organising over 20 events to entertain and welcome UC’s new students to campus. Among our free events are BBQs, movies and the ever-popular Clubs Day.

For event news and photos, be sure to follow the Students’ Association online: @theucsa on Facebook and @ucsa_nz on Instagram.

Free Event Calendar

Postgrad BBQ: 11 February, 5pm to 7pm at Haere-roa

Te Whiringa: 16 February, 7pm to 11pm at Haere-roa

Ori Market: 19 February, 8.30am to 2pm at C-Block Lawn

Pepsi Max Movie Night (R16): 21 February, 8pm to 10pm at Haere-roa

Lunch on The Lawn: 22 February, 11am to 2pm at Haere-roa

Clubs Day: 23–24 February, 11am to 2pm at C-Block

Summer Starter Expo: 25 February, 10am to 2pm at Haere-roa

QCanterbury Welcome BBQ: 26 February, 4pm to 7pm at the Haere-roa Ampitheatre

Little changes you’ll love at Café 1894

Are you looking for a great spot on campus for your next lunch or coffee meet-up? Café 1894 is the perfect destination – over the holiday, the Team have refreshed the space with comfortable new seating and stylish serving ware (a move away from the single-use containers of the past).

Drop by for a visit. Café 1894 is open in The Undercroft, Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

UCSA open hours

Welcome back to campus. We hope you had a fantastic holiday, and grabbed some well-deserved downtime.

The UCSA Team are also back on board, delivering services and planning for Orientation ’21. Below you can find our current open hours, which run until Semester One begins.

Haere-roa (the UCSA building)Monday to Friday: 8.30AM – 5PM

(UCSA Reception is open Monday to Thursday: 8.30AM – 5PM and Friday: 8.30AM – 4.30PM)

Collective (Dovedale)CLOSED
Undercroft Food CourtCLOSED
Chilton’sMonday to Friday: 8AM – 4PM
Café 1894Monday to Friday: 8AM – 4PM
Nuts & BoltsMonday to Friday: 9AM – 3PM
The FoundryMonday to Wednesday: 12PM (Noon) – 6PM

Thursday to Friday: 12PM (Noon) – 7PM