All undergraduate freshers are provided with accommodation in College, but you will still need to complete our accommodation application process via our Accommodation Portal. The Accommodation Team will be in touch with undergraduate freshers in late August with details of this process. Rooms are allocated at random, unless you have specific requirements (e.g. for disability, health, or religious reasons). There is a section for making such requests on the Accommodation Portal, , or you can contact the Student Support Advisor directly.
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), Bear Lane, or Museum Road (10 minutes’ walk). Third and fourth 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 first and second years only pay rent during term-time (unless you have applied to stay in your room over the vacation period).
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 first and second years will be on this plan. Third and fourth year students are generally 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 2023-24, the prices for undergraduates are as follows:
First year = £29.40 per night / £5233.20 per year (based on a 178 night contract)
Second year = £29.40 per night / £5233.20 per year (based on a 178 night contract)
Third year = £28.26 per night / £7319.34 per year (based on a 259 night contract)
There are a number of laundry rooms available to use. They are located in main College, the Mitre, Staircase 15, Bear Lane, the EPA Centre on Museum Road, and Little Clarendon Street. These laundry rooms are managed by a company called Circuit.
Prices for 2023-24:
- £2.10 for a wash and £1.50 for a dry
You can purchase laundry cards from the Lodge for £2. These cards can be topped up online here, either by credit/debit card or PayPal.
Our accommodation sites on St John Street and Divinity Road have washing machines and tumble dryers built in and these are free to use for residents.
If you have specific accommodation requirements (due to accessibility or medical reasons, for example) you may be exempt from the housing ballot and allocated an appropriate bedroom. Further guidance for freshers is given during the accommodation application process via the Accommodation Portal.
We have accessible rooms in the main College site, the Mitre, and Museum Road for undergraduates. 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.
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.
Lincoln College arranges insurance with Endsleigh for students living in College accommodation. The cost per student for this academic year is £14.53, which is charged to you via battels.
To view your policy certificate online, please register with Endsleigh. It is important that you check your policy carefully to ensure that you are familiar with the terms and that all of the items that you wish to have covered are included in the policy. By registering, you will be able to view top-up products and amend your policy to suit your individual needs, at your own cost.
Students who wish to opt out of the insurance please advise the College in writing by emailing Rachel King, Bursar's secretary. You are encouraged to take out your own cover for your belongings whilst living in College accommodation.
Before you move into College accommodation you will be asked to complete a licence agreement. A sample agreement can be viewed on the Accommodation Portal during the booking process.