Applications to live in UC Hall of Residences in 2020 are now open

Applications to live in UC Hall of Residences in 2020 are now open. Please encourage any interested students to complete their application as soon as possible and by 27 September.

The following information outlines the application process and gives a quick overview of our accomodation options.

The application for accommodation is completed online and comprises of two steps:

Step 1 Online application form. Students needs to complete this by 12 noon on 27 September.

Step 2 Common Confidential Reference Form. Students will complete and submit their details so that a form can be sent directly to their school for completion. This needs to be completed by 15 September.

Students are required to select their 1st and 2nd preference so please encourage them to think carefully about their options. Useful info can be found on the Accommodation website(check out the 360 panoramas, videos, and comparison charts) or in our 2020 Accommodation Guide.

This year we have also created a video. Students can now watch Jo, a Year 13 school leaver, guide them through how to complete steps 1 and 2 of the accommodation application.
Applications close at 12 noon on 27 September. Offers, waitlist offers, and alternative options will then be emailed from 2 October.

For detailed information on the application process, click here.

Halls and villages are generally looking for students who are going to contribute to the activities of the hall or village – who are not only going to study hard, but also have other interests whether they be sporting, musical, cultural, or leadership. It’s therefore really important that your students list all their extra-curricular activities in their application and promote themselves well.

Accommodation options
UC has six halls and villages specifically for first-year students, each offering its own unique culture and a supportive study environment. Rooms are single occupancy, fully-furnished, wireless throughout, and offer academic support as well as social activities and events.

Bishop Julius Hall
With a small hall feel, Bishop Julius Hall is your home away from home in a welcoming and supportive environment.

  • Fully-catered
  • 159 beds
  • 7 minute walk to campus

For more information click here.

Rochester and Rutherford Hall
R&R takes pride in their excellent facilities, community life, great food, and academic achievement.

  • Fully-catered
  • 192 beds
  • 5 minute walk to campus

For more information click here.

Sonoda Christchurch Campus
Offering a smaller close-knit community, Sonoda is a modern accommodation facility with Japanese-inspired landscaped grounds.

  • Fully-catered
  • 108 beds
  • 10 minute walk to campus

For more information click here.

College House
College House has a history of tradition and excellence offering high quality facilities and multiple study and recreational spaces.

  • Fully-catered
  • 160 beds
  • 7 minute walk to campus

For more information click here.

University Hall
University Hall offers a supportive and vibrant environment with a variety of room options including single-gender and non-alcohol floors.

  • Fully-catered
  • 533 beds
  • 5 minute walk to campus

For more information click here.

Kirkwood Avenue Hall
Kirkwood Avenue Hall offers single and ensuite rooms, plus the support and community of a first-year hall in a self-catered environment.

  • Self-catered
  • 64 beds
  • 5 minute walk to campus

For more information click here.