Winterlude is the UCSA's epic Re-Orientation festival!
We've got nearly two weeks of events and activities lined up to welcome you back to UC!
This year sees another 16 students square off in our legendary Charity Fight Night, "winter wonderland" descends on The Foundry for the return of Once Upon A Time, and we'll boost your immunity (and your free cookie intake!) with our Winter Wellness wellbeing event in The Undercroft. The International Food Market will take your taste buds around the world, there's a second chance to get involved at Clubs Day, and we'll be wheeling out the free barbecues for another UCSA Lunch On The Lawn. Truckloads of fresh snow will be rolling into campus for the world-famous CUBA Jib, and the UC Psych Quiz will provide just the therapy you need before racing around campus in your tighty whities thanks to the OpSoc Charity Undie Run!
Check out our FULL WINTERLUDE CALENDAR for details of all these events, and many more.
Once Upon A Time, there was a little organisation called the UCSA. In Winter of 2014 the UCSA wanted to bring all students from far and wide together in one spot to enjoy the magic that winter has to bring. Find out more...
The Winterlude Charity Fight Night returns on the 22nd of July 2017. Watch competitors battle it out in the ring for their chosen charity. Find out more...
The Winter Wellness Expo will be held on Wednesday 26 July 2017 in the Undercroft of the Puaka-James Hight Building. It will run from 10am–2pm. It is a free event and you can walk in and out as you please.
At the start of the year we put on a day to show case what our clubs have got to offer. They gave us so much we thought we best do it again! Come on down and sign on up to that club that’s giving you FOMO, and maybe check out one of the new clubs that has just started up!
The UCSA loves to give away free food! We know its winter, but who can say no to a BBQ right? Follow the smell of BBQ goodness, make your way down to C Block lawn and grab a sausage or two on us!
B.I.N.G.O! Is what you could be saying. Grab some friends and let the excitement build as the UCSA and The Foundry team up giving you a night of fun and prizes. Hosted by Mrs. Beatie Smith.
Peking Duk | 14/07
Join us for an evening with Peking Duk at the Foundry.
UC PSYC Night | 18/7
UCPsyc are back, taking over the Foundry quiz for a second time after their hugely successful Orientation event! This time round they’re bringing us “Back-to-School”. With a $75 bar tab up for grabs for the winning team, as well as prizes for 2nd and 3rd, this is not a night you want to miss!
Sachi | 19/7
Join us for an evening with Sachi at the Foundry. Stay tuned for more info...
Family Treasure Hunt | 19/7
Follow clues to find the treasure! This event is for postgraduate students to have some family fun in the crisp winter sun! Head to C Block lawn to find your first a clue...
OPSOC Charity Undie Run | 19/7
The Annual UC Undie Run sees participants arrive with many clothes on, and then run a lap around campus wearing a lot fewer clothes! Left over clothes are donated to the Christchurch City Mission. Come along and take part, or just watch and donate some clothes. The run will cover a short lap around main campus buildings, and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and some random spot prizes. Don’t miss it!
Free Food Thursday | 20/7
Thanks to your student exec Tommy Taco will be parked up at C Block from 12pm giving away free tacos. Don’t be late, first in first served!
CUBA Jib | 26/7
CUBA is back once again with Jib in the Foundry, which is shaping up to be better than ever! This is a snowboarding/skiing competition followed by an epic after party in The Foundry!
International Food Market | 28/7
U.C. International Clubs present: An adventure for the tastebuds, a night food market! A variety of food stalls, such as Malaysian, Indian, Pasifika, will come together to promote a vibrant, dynamic relationship between the cultural clubs and students on campus through the inclusion of different foods, cultural aspects and live performances, including TAKUMI- JAPANESE DRUMMERS.
There is a $15 entry fee that will give you 3 tokens to use at different stalls!
*Halal and vegetarian options are also available*
SVA's City Care Connect the Community | 29/7
It's back! We loved seeing everyone at our the Big Give during Orientation so much that we thought, why not do it again during Winterlude? We’re still firming up the details, so watch this space for more information!