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St Hugh’s College has over 540 student bedrooms situated in and around a fourteen-acre, partially-wooded garden, one of the hidden delights of North Oxford. College guarantees accommodation to all undergraduate students for the duration of their studies. For the first year, Freshers are allocated a single study bedroom. Students are then invited to ballot for their accommodation in second, third and fourth years of their undergraduate studies. The College has several specially adapted rooms for students with disabilities; for more information please contact the Accommodation Office.

The College has almost 100 rooms available for graduate students; 69 rooms are en-suite with shared kitchen facilities and one accessible self-contained studio. A further 30 rooms are single rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. College can also offer one self-contained studio suitable for couples. All our graduate accommodation is situated on the College site in shared houses and the Dickson Poon Building. Rooms come in a variety of sizes and are priced accordingly.

This page is designed to provide current students with information concerning their accommodation arrangements in College. If you do not find the information you require, please contact the Accommodation Manager, Magdalena Robinson, who can advise you upon all undergraduate & graduate accommodation matters.

Accommodation Manager – Magdalena Robinson
T: 01865 274907

Please see the Student Handbook 2022-23 for further information.

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Note for New Graduates

The College is not able to guarantee accommodation to new graduate students, and applications will generally be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the year. Towards the end of this cycle, the following system of priority (highest to lowest) will be used to determine which new graduates can be offered one of the remaining rooms, and which graduates must be placed on the waiting list. This priority system is also used to manage the waiting list itself.

  1. Graduates with health/welfare needs
  2. Overseas graduates (including those from the European Union)
  3. UK non-Oxford graduates
  4. Other graduates

Please note that new graduates must meet the financial conditions of their offer before they are able to apply for accommodation, or to be added to the waiting list.

Vacation Residence: Information & Applying

Although students are required to vacate their rooms outside of term time, students are permitted to remain in College over the vacations. Please see the Vacation Residence Policy for further details.

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International Students

Every international student will be allowed 1 extra night/term of free vacation residence, this is to help with the complications caused by long-distance travel.

Scholars & Exhibitioners

Every scholar and exhibitioner is entitled to an additional 7 nights vac res allowance/year. These must be used within one year and before the use of normal entitlement.

Fourth Year Students

Each fourth year student is granted an extra 7 nights allowance.

All Students at St Hugh’s

Every Undergraduate student is eligible for 21 nights vacation residence during the first three years of their degree, free of charge.

Useful Information

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Room Ballots

The room ballot is organised during Trinity Term every year by the JCR vice-president.

Vacation Residence Policy

Those who are obliged to stay for exams in 9th and 10th week, and extended terms can extend their contracts to cover these periods. Please see the Vacation Residence Policy for further details.

Maintenance Requests

Our professional Estates team manage a diverse portfolio of Victorian and modern buildings, and our grounds and gardens.

There are occasions where maintenance may be required. If you are a member of College and wish to request maintenance, please do so via our online maintenance request form.

It is important that all maintenance requests are recorded in the maintenance request system. This allows the team to ensure that all requests are logged, actioned quickly and monitored. The system also provides the team with maintenance data which they can review, and use to improve service and how preventative maintenance is managed.

Insurance by Endsleigh

Your contents. Covered.

St Hugh’s College is working in partnership with Endsleigh, the No. 1 student insurance provider, to provide some cover for the contents inside your room. You don’t need to do anything to activate this cover, but it is important for you to check and ensure that you fully understand the protection provided and whether it is sufficient for your needs.

Visit Check Your Cover to:

  • Check your level of cover
  • Review key exclusions and limitations
  • Check your policy excess
  • Learn how to make a claim
  • Extend and personalise your cover to protect laptops, phones and other valuables

Endsleigh knows that life can grind to a halt without your possessions, so it is worth spending a few minutes to establish whether the things that matter to you most are protected both inside and outside your room. They are the only insurance provider recommended by the NUS and have been shaping their products and services around their customers’ needs for over 50 years.

Developing products built for students, Endsleigh understands that protecting and replacing gadgets quickly is hugely important to students; that’s why they will replace any lost, stolen or unrepairable gadgets within 24 hours of your claim being approved. Their cover can protect gadgets, watches, bikes and musical instruments under one policy—giving you the flexibility to build your cover to protect the things that matter to you most.

To find out more, visit Check Your Cover.


The College gym, located in the basement of the Rachel Trickett Building, comprises three rooms featuring:

Main room
Six Concept E rowing machines, two treadmills, one leg press, mats and gym balls, and a drinking water machine.

Cardiovascular room
Two exercise bikes, one cross trainer, and mats and medicine balls.

Weights room
One chest press, one pull down and one shoulder press.

All rooms have an iPod docking station and fans.

The guide to joining the gym includes a membership application form and Terms & Conditions. Please return the application form to the College Lodge or Accommodation Office.

Induction Video

Please take the time to view the induction video before using the gym.