Sonoda Christchurch Campus (first year, fully-catered)

Offering a smaller close-knit community with just 108 rooms, Sonoda is a dedicated fully-catered first-year hall of residence.  

Sonoda Christchurch Campus is a modern accommodation facility with Japanese-inspired landscaped grounds. Depending on demand, alcohol-free and/or single-gender apartments are available. View our 360° panoramas.

As a first-year hall of residence, Sonoda provides pastoral care, events and activities suited to a younger more vibrant and lively community.  University Hall is a convenient stop half way between Sonoda and the main Ilam campus for lunch, with breakfast and dinner served on site. 

Type of room available

Single room

  • Sonoda 5 bedroom apartment dorm student studying bed landscape

    $16,849 (NZ$) (41 weeks) - 2020 Fees

    Single room in a 5-bedroom apartment with shared kitchen/living area, bathroom and laundry facilities, fully-catered


  • bed icon Single bed
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Heating
  • Sofa icon Living room and dining furniture
  • bathtub icon Shared bathroom with bath
  • Cutlery icon Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Sink icon Wash basin in bedroom
  • Internet icon Wifi throughout
  • Television icon Television
  • 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 8 February to Saturday 21 November 2020 (41 weeks) 

Includes catering during term and semester breaks.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

Car parking

Bed linen pack (optional)

Included in fees

More information

For more information email

Postal Address:

UC Accommodation Student Village
Customer Services Team
C/- Ilam Apartments, 2 Homestead Lane,
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 3 266 0400

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