Sonoda Christchurch Campus

The Sonoda Christchurch Campus is a small, friendly, self-catered hall of residence, situated within a beautiful garden setting. Residents have the option to purchase meal plans at nearby University Hall.

See Sonoda Christchurch Campus (online maps) for the location.

Sonoda is co-located with the University's College of Education on Dovedale Avenue, adjacent to the Ilam Fields, and is a short walk to all other campus facilities.

The modern accommodation facilities and Japanese inspired landscaped grounds offer a peaceful atmosphere in which students can live and study.

The rooms are arranged into fully-furnished apartments with five single bedrooms, bathroom facilities and a newly renovated kitchen/living room. Each kitchen/living room is equipped with the basics essentials for self-catering and provides comfy couches and a flat screen TV.

110 of the 140 rooms are available for full-time contracted residents with the other rooms being available for visiting academics, postgraduate students, FLO and other casual stay students.

  • 110 full-time residents
  • Self-catered (meal plans available at University Hall)
  • Self room selection, the ability to flat on campus with your friends
  • Offering independent living in a supportive study environment
  • Modern facilities and picturesque Japanese-inspired landscaped grounds
  • Peaceful atmosphere
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Located on the College of Education campus
  • On-site car parking available

Twin-Share Accommodation

Twin-share accommodation will be available from February 2014.

Each fully-furnished twin-share unit includes a kitchenette, shower, toilet and vanity. Students have the ability to select a self- or fully-catered option. Packages start from $170 per week per student for a full-year contract.

Students who take up the twin-share accommodation will also have the opportunity to waitlist for a single occupancy room at the UC Accommodation Student Village should it become available.

Further information will be available at the end of October or for initial enquiries, please email UC Accommodation Student Village.

Contact Details:

UC Accommodation Student Village
9 Maidstone Road
Private Bag 4760
Christchurch 8140

Phone +64 3 364 3444
Fax: +64 3 364 2924

Find out more at the UC Accommodation Student Village website