Halls of Residence
Hall life is fun, exciting, challenging and a great opportunity to make lifelong friends from throughout New Zealand and the rest of the world. Living in a hall means that you will have a supportive living and study environment.
Many students apply to live in one of UC’s six halls of residence
- Bishop Julius Hall (fully-catered)
- College House (fully-catered)
- Ilam Apartments (2012) (semi, fully or self-catered)
- Rochester and Rutherford Hall (fully-catered)
- Sonoda Christchurch Campus (2012) (semi or fully-catered)
- University Hall (fully-catered)
All of which are located a few minutes walk away from campus facilities and offer
- fully-furnished rooms
- computer facilities with University network and internet access
- social and recreational facilities
- study rooms and organised entertainment
Students may opt for a second year in the halls or go flatting after their first year of study. There is a good selection of affordable rental housing close to the University.
Rent usually costs upwards from $110 per room a week, plus bills and food.
Hall life is fun, exciting, challenging and a great opportunity to make lifelong friends
Homestays (or private board) are also available close to the University and throughout Christchurch in a diverse range of homes offering a variety of living situations.
International students under 18 years of age must have their accommodation organised through the UC Accommodation Office, or they must stay with their parent(s).