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Conference and Summer School accommodation

University College offers specialist facilities for conferences, seminars and day meetings, workshops and lectures.

Summer School Information and Booking

Conference Guest Information and Booking

Conference facilities

The Mark Parker Seminar Room has been designed to facilitate learning in groups both large (up to 75) and small. Experienced conference staff ensure that every detail is covered to maximise the success of your seminar or executive development programme. Also available is the Board Room which can seat up to 12 delegates and two smaller tutorial rooms each seating up to 25.

Room hire rates include the use of all IT equipment. Available equipment includes:

UniCol conference room

  • Projection equipment and three metre square electric screen
  • Electronic White Board
  • White Boards
  • Computer Equipment, including access to the University's network, Internet and web

If you require casual or day use of a seminar room please contact us or download the Conference room & catering booking request form (PDF format, 488KB)


Catering can be provided for any function or conference use from tea and coffee service all the way up to full meal service. Please contact the College for further information about catering options. Food and beverages may not be brought onto the premises, and final catering numbers along with any special dietary requirements must be confirmed at least seven (7) days prior to any event, along with amendments as they come to hand.

Parking and public transport

Taxi and shuttle services are available outside the main entrance and buses from outside the neighbouring Commerce Building on Clyde Street. Parking on Clyde Street is available and within a minute's walk of the College.

Local attractions and facilities

George Street provides a wonderful array of restaurants and cafes, all only a few minutes' walk from the College. The local Meridian Shopping Centre offers a variety of shops and convenience stores, with the ANZ and Westpac banks located nearby. ATMs are available on campus at the Student Union and the New World Supermarket and liquor outlets are all handy.

Further information about the attractions Dunedin has to offer

UniCol Summer School accommodation

University College is the preferred accommodation provider for Otago Summer School students. International and Foundation students are also welcome during this time. Accommodation will be available from Saturday 5th January 2019 until Friday 15th February 2019. Accommodation for Summer School students includes a single room with shared bathroom facilities on a full board basis.

Further information about Summer School Accommodation (PDF format, (555KB)
Summer School Handbook (PDF format, 972 KB)

You are very welcome to contact the College if you require further clarification.

General Conditions of Residence - Summer School & University College (PDF format, 364KB)

Book and pay for 2019 Summer School accommodation 

UniCol conference guest accommodation

University College offers fully catered guest accommodation during the summer break from mid-November to mid-February. The College can accommodate up to 500 delegates. The College has modern, well-maintained facilities including large and small common rooms, Refectory, Reading Room, Study and Seminar Rooms and a small Fitness Room which are all available to conference guests.

Visitors will appreciate the easy access to transport, shops and scenic walks. Visiting academics will enjoy the convenience of being within a short walk to lecture theatres and all other departments of the University. The Dental School and Medical School are within easy walking distance of the College. UniCol is a 10-minute walk to Dunedin's main street, George Street and then another 10-minute walk along the main street to the centre of the city, the Octagon.

Package prices for group bookings are available on request.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone on 64 3  479 5580 or e-mail to discuss your Group requirements.

Types of accommodation

  • Single Study bedrooms
  • Double Study bedrooms (limited number available)
  • Penthouse Suites (four are available throughout the year)
  • Apartments/Self contained units. (limited availability from Nov to Feb, ideal for small family group).

Conference guest facilities

  • Fully furnished bedrooms with King Single bed in Single Rooms, Queen bed in Double, Penthouse & Apartments
  • All Linen is included
  • Guest wi-fi
  • Modern dining facilities
  • Modern bathroom facilities
  • Common rooms on each floor equipped with kitchenettes, TV, DVD and sofa
  • Laundry facilities on all floors
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Full use of College common areas
  • Administrative and reception services

Pre-booked Conference groups & events

We welcome bookings from the following for a limited time during the 2019 - 2020 Summer Season:~

  • NZ Statistical Association Conference - 26th to 28th November 2019
  • WCH Conference 2020 - 5th to 10th January 2020

Book and pay for accommodation