Accommodation and Vac Res

Undergraduate Accommodation


All first-year undergraduates will have accommodation in main College, or across the road on Turl Street. All of our first-year rooms have en-suite bathrooms. In subsequent years, you will be housed in either the Mitre (two minutes’ walk from main College; currently undergoing refurbishment and due to reopen in 2021), Bear Lane, or Museum Road (10 minutes’ walk). Third and four years usually have access to a kitchen.

After your first year, your room will be allocated through a housing ballot, run by the JCR.


We try to keep accommodation costs reasonable, and you’ll only pay rent during term-time (unless you have applied to stay in your room over the vacation period or are on a year-long contract).

There are two types of accommodation plans, ‘In College’ and ‘Out of College’. The ‘In College’ plan allows for just over 25 weeks in residence (i.e. three full terms plus a few days on either side).  Most undergraduates will be on this plan. Students living in Museum Road and Bear Lane houses are on the ‘Out of College’ plan, which allows for 37 weeks in residence (i.e. three full terms plus Christmas and Easter vacations).

As of 2020-21, the prices for undergraduates are as follows:

First year = £24.80 per day / £4389.60 per year (based on a 25 week contract)

Second year = £22.45 per day / £4018.55 per year (based on a 25 week contract)

Third year = £23.20 per day / £6008.80 per year (based on a 37 week contract)

Vac Res

To find out about Vac Res and Vac Res Grants, please click here.


Graduate Accommodation


We have three complexes of dedicated graduate accommodation in the city centre: Bear Lane (three minutes’ walk from main College), the EPA Centre on Museum Road (10 minutes’ walk), or Little Clarendon Street (13 minutes’ walk). All rooms have access to kitchens, and all rooms at the EPA and Little Clarendon Street have en-suite bathrooms.

Due to renovation work in College, we currently have a limited number of rooms available at Bear Lane. Instead, we have accommodation available at a fourth site, Carfax Quarter (three minutes’ walk to main College).


There is a wide variety of accommodation available across the three sites, and rooms are available at varying price points (bands A to D). Rooms have been designated their band based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, noise, natural light, amenities, room size, whether it has an en suite, the number of people sharing a kitchen etc.

As of 2020-21, the prices according to band are as follows:

Band A = £27.25 per day / £7057.75 per year (based on a 37 week contract)

Band B = £25.90 per day / £6708.10 per year (based on a 37 week contract)

Band C = £23.55 per day / £6099.45 per year (based on a 37 week contract)

Band D = £21 per day / £5439 per year (based on a 37 week contract)

You will be able to indicate your band preference in advance, and the allocation of rooms from second year onwards is decided by a ballot, run by current graduate students.

Most rooms are let for the academic year (37 weeks) with the option to extend into the Summer Vacation.

A full accommodation guide, produced by the MCR, is available here.


If you have specific accommodation requirements (due to accessibility or medical reasons, for example) you will be exempt from the housing ballot and will be allocated an appropriate bedroom.

We have accessible rooms in the main College site and Museum Road for undergraduates. As of 2021, there will be accessible rooms in the Mitre. For graduates, there are accessible rooms in both the EPA Centre and Little Clarendon Street.

More detailed accessibility information is available in the College Access Guide.

UUK Code of Practice

The Universities UK approved code of practice for student accommodation sets out basic standards for student accommodation in Higher Educations Institutions, including the Oxford colleges. The code protects your rights to a safe, good quality place to live. You can find out more information in the Accommodation Code of Practice on the Universities UK website.

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Lucy Tarrant

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  • Deputy Domestic Operations Manager
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