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Master's message

Chris Addington
Chris Addington, UniCol Master

Welcome to University College. Founded in 1969 for the University of Otago's centennial celebration, University College (UniCol) has grown and developed into an outstanding college.

Located in the heart of the University campus, UniCol is home to a large and cosmopolitan student population. We blend accommodation, recreation, social and dining facilities and academic and tutorial support into a vibrant and dynamic community of students and staff. Our traditions and history are remembered but progress and change are embraced.

University study is a privilege and an honour and a special time in your life and I encourage all of our students to take every opportunity available here at UniCol and the University of Otago. It is our aim to provide you with the best in residential education and support you in your academic work.

We have a great staff here and all of us have the goal of making University College an inclusive community where residents can live together happily, in comfort and safety with a healthy blend of social life, fun and university study.

Enjoy browsing around our website. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to visit us for a tour or to explore further the opportunities available at University College we are more than happy to make these arrangements.

"Staying at UniCol has been one of my best experiences. I'll miss it next year. Thanks for such a great year. UniCol really is big, bold and beautiful."

"UniCol has been incredibly welcoming. It has been a privilege to live here."