Printer Friendly Page

College Life

A student reading in the GardenPages in this section



St Hugh’s creates opportunities that enrich and change lives. Central to the college is a vibrant academic life. However, it is also an informal and welcoming community.

We look after the practical side of being at university: accommodation is available for all undergraduates, right through their course and the food available is good and very reasonably priced. We offer excellent facilities for students: the art deco library is one of the larger and certainly one of the best-stocked of all college libraries, with approximately 100,000 volumes, three full-time members of library staff and 24-hour access.

All students’ rooms are connected to the University’s computer network, allowing free use of internet and email.

One of our very best features is our garden. We have some of the largest college grounds of any in Oxford and the College is known as an 'island site' because of its stunning and tranquil setting.

Maplethorpe Building

The peaceful gardens, beautiful Edwardian red brick buildings along with the mordern Maplethorpe Building (pictured above) make St Hugh’s a restful place to live and work.

There is an active sporting and musical life at St Hugh's, as well as a variety of societies, including many subject-based ones. The college chapel offers a supportive and welcoming environment for Christians of all denominations, and has its own non-auditioning choir.