All first-year undergraduates are guaranteed College accommodation. We are usually able to offer accommodation to all finalists who want it, although some students prefer to find their own accommodation in Oxford.
Most Second-year students currently live out. The College is launching a series of major building projects so that in future years we will be able to house all undergraduate students who wish to live in throughout their course.
Wifi is included in all College rooms.
First-year undergraduates are automatically allocated accommodation in Wolfson, Garden Building and South Buildings. Rooms have a washbasin and generally there are two - three showers, three toilets, and a kitchen area per floor. Each floor usually houses 12 – 13 students. Rooms for continuing students are allocated through an annual room ballot.
All rooms, with the exception of the off-site houses, are offered on a 27-week licence. Off-site College-leased houses, currently available to finalists only, are offered on a 40-week licence.
Every College room is regularly cleaned by a college ‘scout’. There are laundries in three of the on-site buildings, with card-operated machines and ironing facilities in each of the buildings. The College Lodge is manned 24/7 and provides security and first aid cover. When students are required to move from their rooms during vacation times, alternative accommodation will be offered for those with travel difficulties or study needs. Extra residence charges apply.
The College has six different undergraduate accommodation buildings on its main site in Cowley Place. Take a look at our map to see where they are. Each building has its own style and character. In addition, we offer a number of nearby houses to final-year students.
Christina Barratt Building (Finalists): The Christina Barratt Building has 36 ensuite rooms. There are three floors and each floor has a kitchen. The building is used outside of term time for Conferences and students are required to move from their rooms during vacation periods.
Milham Ford Building (Finalists): Milham Ford has 20 standard rooms with washbasin and shared facilities. There are two floors and there is a kitchen on each floor. Students living in Milham Ford will be required to move vacate their rooms during the Christmas vacation for Admissions. It is sometimes possible for them to remain in their rooms during the Easter vacation.
Hall Building (Finalists): Hall Building has 35 standard rooms with washbasin and shared facilities. There are a number of floors. There are three kitchens in the Building, one large and two small. There is no kitchen on the very top floor. Students living in Hall Building may be required to vacate their rooms at Christmas for Admissions. It is usually possible to arrange to remain in College for study purposes over the Easter vacation.
South Building (Finalists and First Years): South Building has 22 student rooms. Due to the nature of the building, these are arranged over a number of floors with some small clusters of rooms and one larger corridor area where most rooms overlook the river. There are two kitchens. Students in South Building are required to vacate their rooms during vacations.
Wolfson Building (First Years): Wolfson Building has 54 student rooms arranged over three floors. There is a small kitchen on each floor. Students are required to vacate their rooms during vacation periods.
Garden Building (First Years): Garden Building has 50 student rooms arranged over three floors. There is a small kitchen on each floor. Students are required to vacate their rooms during vacation periods.
Off-site houses (Finalists): We currently offer a number of off-site properties to finalists. These properties are rented by the College from private landlords, house four - six students and are available just off St. Clements and in nearby East Oxford. These houses are offered on a 40-week contract so that finalists can stay up over Christmas and Easter vacations without moving their belongings and without having to commit to the 52 week letting period required by private landlords.
Costs below are based on 2016/17 prices. These costs will usually increase approximately three per cent each year:
- Standard onsite accommodation - £1,296.51 per 9 week term (these are rooms for 1st year students).
- Ensuite accommodation - £1,428.73 per 9 week term (reserved for students in their final year)
- Standard offsite accommodation - £1,257.63 per 9 week term (reserved for some 2nd year and final year students)
College accommodation is covered by the Student Accommodation Code of Practice.