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Social life at Cumberland College

Cumberland prides itself on having an extensive and varied social activities programme, which has something for everyone.

Floor events

Ice Skating

What better way to get to know the people on your floor than by doing something together? Dinners, movie nights, lazertag, pizza nights, going to see the capping show and so on and so forth.

The great thing about floor events is that you get to decide with the rest of the floor what you do – you are only limited by your imagination.

Inter-college competitions

Poasa Cama and Claudia Hobbs with the X Challenge ShieldThe University of Otago has long fostered inter-college rivalries, and Cumberland residents are keen participants in the wide-ranging inter-college sports, games, and cultural competitions.

Since the inception of the competition in 2016, Cumberland has won and been placed in numerous sporting, cultural and games competitions, including being overall sporting champions in 2018 and 2019 and overall games champions in 2020.

The banners proudly adorn the College’s entrance hallway.

But in addition to this success (of which we are proud), over the years hundreds of Cumberland residents have just had fun participating, playing and performing with their College friends, whether they have won or not.

Social events

Fun Ball 2015Cumberland College Ball, beach outings, quiz nights, Cumberland carnival are just some of the many fun activities on our event calender for the year.

Social sports

Cumby Women's Rugby Team

Volleyball, rugby, soccer, cricket, netball etc but don't want to play competitively? Then sign up to one of the many Cumberland social sports teams.

Formal and theme dinners

Formal Dinner

Every so often throughout the year, we join together to celebrate by having formal or theme dinners. These are great occasions with fantastic food, drink and entertainment.

Annual ball

Cumby Ball

One of the highlights of the calendar is the Annual Cumberland College Ball. Dress up and get ready for a fantastic night.