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Student life

UniCol is famous for its extensive social and activity calendar. The University College staff organise a varied programme of social events during the year, beginning with a packed calendar during Orientation Week. Themed parties, the annual ski trip, the UniCol Ball and sporting and cultural interchanges with other colleges all feature on the University College yearly calendar.

Competitions are a highlight of College life and our residents enter and compete with passion and enthusiasm. The famous UniCol winners' trophies and the chance to be immortalised on the Common Room Wall of Fame give our competitions a big profile. Table tennis, foosball, portrait painting, basketball, darts, puzzle making, poker, chess and many other events are regularly contested.

The cultural side of life is not forgotten. The College has regularly scheduled "Open Mic" nights where we perform and entertain each other and the University College Choir is rapidly building a reputation for excellence and fun.

UniCol is also famous for its "Floor Missions". The Residential Assistant on your floor will organise events for the whole floor to enjoy. Floor missions are varied and can include dinner at a local restaurant, ice skating, beach trips, scavenger hunts, movie and pizza nights, cafe crawls, picnics or paintball to name a few.

Formal dinners and themed dinners are held at regular times during the year. These occasions allow us to all gather together and celebrate our unique community.

Residents are encouraged and supported to take part in social and sporting events around the campus. UniCol is located close to the university's gymnasium, UniPol, the student union, student theatre and other campus attractions. The Dunedin student district with its wide variety of cafes, shops and street life is a short stroll from University College.

LIfe at UniCol isn't all about organised events, however. As you stroll around the College you will find our residents playing musical instruments, reading, discussing, enjoying the open fire in the Main Common Room, getting ready to go for a run or a surf, or working out in the Fitness Room. With so many people and so many individual interests University Collegians are great at making their own fun and friendships.

Student Life Pic

UniCol's photo-sharing website has thousands of photos of our residents in action. 
See the University College Flickr Photostream.

"Thanks UniCol. It has been a pretty sweet year. I definitely wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. Best year, EVER!"

"So many amazing events and social activities that combined with the general atmosphere made for an amazing year!"