Category Archives: Behaviour and Responsibilities

Water Outage on Dovedale Campus this Wednesday morning

Water will be shut off on Dovedale Campus this Wednesday 22 May between 5.00 am and 7.30am to complete valve replacement works.

Water will be turned off to all buildings on Dovedale Campus, including:

  • Wairakei                                   – Otakaro
  • Waimairi                                   – Orakipaoa
  • Wharenui                                – Wheki
  • Wairarapa                               – Hayashi – Student Accommodation
  • Sonoda – Student Accommodation

How will this affect me or others on Dovedale Campus?

There will be no water on Dovedale Campus during this time. This includes:

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Kitchens

What do I need to do?

  • Avoid turning on any taps during this time.
  • Turn off any taps that you turn on during this time to avoid flooding when water is restored.
  • Avoid using the toilet until after water is restored.

Please share this information with colleagues, students, and other users or contractors associated with Dovedale Campus.

We appreciate your consideration as we perform these essential works.

Please direct any enquiries or issues to

New QR Code for Casual Parking

UC Security are making changes to the parking payments system here at UC.

From 4 June 2024 UC Parking (Security) will be moving from daily coupons for casual parking, to a Pay-by-Plate QR code for casual parking.

This QR code should be used for all daily or weekly parking requirements.

How to pay for casual parking


Scan the QR code located on the signs in UC Carparks, or

Visit the payment website here

If you don’t have a smartphone, you can still purchase parking via the Pay-by-Plate machines, located in the UC Carparks, using either card or cash.

Monthly and Annual permits are currently still in place and are available from the Security Office.

Department coupons continue to be available from the Security Office for Department use only.

Please refer any enquiries to

Thank you for your support for these changes.

Health and Safety on campus

UC is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all students. To make sure you feel safe on campus, here are a few things to remember:

Look up:

Whether you’re a pedestrian, cyclist or skateboarder, it is important to be aware of what’s happening around you. Look out for others when travelling through campus to make sure you are not putting others at risk. 

 No smoking or vaping on campus:  

UC is a smokefree campus, meaning you cannot smoke cigarettes or vape on campus grounds, in or near any UC buildings or at any field stations. By respecting the smokefree policy we can all enjoy a healthier place to study, work, socialise and live. 

Do you know where the Emergency Procedures are located around your lectures?  

All departments have an Emergency Procedures flip chart outlining what to do in different types of emergencies. The flip charts are on display throughout the University and can be found in all lecture theatres. A PDF version of each page can be found on the UC website Emergency Procedures page.


We need your help to keep our campus safe. If you see something unsafe or get injured while on campus, it is super easy to let us know. Assura is our easy to use health and safety reporting system. Reporting through Assura will increase our visibility of hazards, so we can correct any issues and make UC safer. Health and safety is all of our responsibility, and by working together we can protect our community. More information on reporting an incident or hazard can be found on the UC website Report an Incident page.