University of Canterbury

Bishop Julius Hall

Bishop Julius Hall is just a 5-10 minute walk through the University gardens to the Central Library, lecture theatres and other student facilities. With a large study centre and a landscaped central courtyard, the hall provides a warm and friendly environment for the 169 residents.

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College House

College House is New Zealand's oldest and most traditional university college and is home each year to 159 residents. The property is bound by two streams and borders the University gardens. It retains its traditions with formal dining three nights a week during term when students wear formal dress and academic gowns.

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Ilam Apartments

Ilam Apartments is a modern apartment-style complex that offers independent and self-catered living on campus for 849 students, from first-years to postgraduates. The secure, fully-equipped, modern apartments are situated just five minutes’ walk from lecture theatres and other campus facilities.

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Rochester and Rutherford Hall

Rochester and Rutherford Hall has fully catered accommodation for 178 residents in three four-storied blocks. It is the closest hall to major university buildings, Student Events Centre, Health Centre and Recreation Centre.

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Sonoda Christchurch Campus

Small and friendly, with a maximum of 110 full-time residents, Sonoda Christchurch Campus provides modern self-catered accommodation facilities set in beautiful Japanese-inspired landscaped grounds. Meal plans available at nearby University Hall for additional fees. Residents have a single room in a five room apartment setting. Depending on demand, alcohol-free and/or single-sex options are available.  

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University Hall

University Hall offers a fully catered, supportive and fun environment that is ideal if you are in the first year of your studies. With up to 555 residents at any one time, you are bound to meet other residents who are studying the same courses as you, or have similar interests, whether they are sporting, cultural or musical.

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Waimairi Village

Waimairi Village is a community of houses situated on campus. It houses up to 60 students in 15 four-bedroom houses which are fully-furnished and self-catered but you can opt to have meals at the nearby University Hall for additional fees. Car parking is also available for up to 15 cars.

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Waitākiri Village

Waitākiri Village is a smaller fully-catered hall of residence offering single, double (single occupancy) and large ensuite rooms in a close-knit first-year student community.  The 72-room complex is close to suburban shopping centres and cinemas and offers free shuttles to and from lectures and labs which is a short 10 minute drive.  

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Here is a chart detailing the options and costs of fully catered hostel accommodation at the University of Canterbury.