Love your student life at SIT

Your student experience isn't just about study! It's a time of unrivaled opportunity in your life not just for study, but to get out and enjoy everything the town has to offer. 

Each of SIT's campuses has a special character, and we work hard to create a fun and supportive atmosphere for our students with a social environment that is as safe and supported as possible, while allowing our students to enjoy their time to the utmost.

Invercargill campus (including Downtown) is the hub of student activities, including a week long series of orientation events in February ('O Week') each year, monthly organised activities, student sports teams, and access to loads of sport and recreation equipment and facilities. SIT students in Invercargill consistently report how glad they are to have made the choice to study here, as they find they are able to enjoy all the same opportunities and types of events offered at other institutes and universities, but thanks to the renown safe and welcoming character of the city, have a much higher connection and level of interaction with the community.

Our Christchurch campus in Hornby is connected to the city by main transport routes and has just undergone a renovation that means even more quality facilities for students. Despite being in a large city, the SIT Christchurch students are a close community. With their own O Week activities, regular social events and active intra-campus games and challenges, students find the camps is a great place to be, and really easy to make great friends. 

The rapidly growing Queenstown campus is the perfect base for students who are seeking high-octane adventure or want to enjoy their study in one of the most picturesque locations in New Zealand. On the doorstep of several world-class ski fields and with a vibrant nightlife year-round, Queenstown is proving a popular choice for students who like to work hard and play hard!

Sport, Recreation & Activities


SIT recognises the importance of sports activities for student health and wellbeing, encouraging social interaction as well creating a vibrant campus environment.

We have Student Support Officers to assist with the following:

  • Promoting an active lifestyle within the student culture
  • Establishing sporting teams within SIT
  • Introducing out-of-town students into relevant clubs and organisations
  • Organising on-campus sports activities to allow students to try a variety of different sporting codes

We welcome suggestions from anyone with an idea for an activity or team, and are happy to promote local clubs and events on campus.

We would also love to hear from anyone who is keen to participate or volunteer to coordinate or coach a student team during the year.