Sonoda Christchurch Campus (second year+, self-catered)

Offering a smaller close-knit community with just 107 rooms, Sonoda is located adjacent to Hayashi on the Dovedale campus.  

Sonoda Christchurch Campus is a modern accommodation facility offering a quieter, peaceful environment surrounded by Japanese-inspired landscaped grounds. Depending on demand, alcohol-free and/or single-gender apartments are available. Facilities include a common room, seminar room and laundry facilities within each building.

Meal plans can be purchased at nearby University Hall, if required. 

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single room, self-catered

$11,214 (41 weeks) - 2021 Fees
$11,408 (48 weeks) - 2021 Fees


  • bed icon Single bed
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Heating
  • Cutlery icon Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Sofa icon Living room and dining furniture
  • Sink icon Wash basin in bedroom
  • bathtub icon Shared bathroom
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Internet icon Wifi throughout
  • bicycle icon Secure bike storage


100GB provided per month for all UC students.  An internet account will be activated on payment of tuition fees which can be topped up for $2.00 per GB.

Contract dates

Saturday 13 February to Saturday 27 November 2021 (41 weeks)
Monday 25 January to Monday 27 December 2021 (48 weeks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and Campus Living Villages.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$10,414 (41 weeks)
$10,608 (48 weeks)

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

Car parking (optional)

Meal plan to dine at University Hall (optional)
Breakfast - $9.00
Lunch - $12.00
Dinner - $15.00
Daily meal plan - $27.00
Weekly dinner plan - $88.00
Weekly meal plan - $155.00

Bed linen pack (optional)

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)

Included in fees

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Fortnightly, term or semester (domestic students)
Semester only (international students)

More information

Statement of Intent

"Living at CLV is more than a room.

Our residents are at the centre of all that we do. We are dedicated to creating safe, inclusive and supportive communities with a unique residential life programme designed to help students live, learn and grow.

Our goal is to provide market leading pastoral care that is aligned with our Tertiary Partners and the wider community. Embracing diversity and the culture of both our Māori and Pacific Island residents and our broader international customers, delivering equity to all.

Our processes are built on transparency and continuous improvement and we ensure regular student feedback and contribution.

Each resident is a unique individual and can expect from CLV, an environment that has clear, reasonable and effective practices, and that aligns with the wider pastoral care of our Tertiary Partners, and the Education (Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary Students) Interim Code of Practice 2019 as well as the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016”.

For more information email

Postal Address:

Sonoda Christchurch Campus
32 Dovedale Avenue
Ilam, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 3 266 0400

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