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Living in College

Our Rooms

St Hugh’s College has over 540 student bedrooms situated in and around a fourteen-acre, partially-wooded garden which is 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.

Accommodation Manager – Ciara Cronin
T: 01865 274907

Please see the student handbook for further information.

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The St Hugh’s Chapel exists for all members of the College and is an inclusive community; services are conducted according to the Church of England and everyone is warmly welcomed to attend. The Chapel is open daily for quiet prayer and meditation, with speakers of interest featured each Sunday of term at 6.15pm. Alongside our Chapel, we have a dedicated Multi-faith Prayer and Quiet Room for College members of any religious viewpoint, or none, who desire a separate space for private prayer, meditation, or contemplation.  The room is located in the Wolfson Building at the foot of Staircase 3, and is accessible day and night by activated key fob. Please see the Chapel’s webpage for more information. If you have any faith-related domestic requirements, please do let us know.


We offer a range of high-quality, good-value food (including vegetarian options) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These meals are available seven days a week during term-time (except for weekends, when only brunch is served). Our easy-to-use cashless card system means you only pay for the meals you eat. For those who want to cook their own food, there are also kitchens around College.


St Hugh’s is known as the ‘island site’ due to our beautiful gardens and sense of space. You can learn more about our gardens and the team who manage them on their Hugh’s Horticulture blog.


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.

There is a guide to joining the gym and you can apply by completing the gym membership form or gym renewal form. Return the form to the College Lodge or Accommodation Officer.


There are computer rooms open 24 hours a day for student use, all of which are networked and have standard software. Computer rooms have networked photocopiers/printers and there is also a colour photocopier/printer in the library.

All current students will be issued with a St Hugh’s email address.


Students have access to washing machines and tumble dryers in the basements of Kenyon and Maplethorpe Buildings, and irons and boards are available from the College Lodge.


The Howard Piper Library is one of the largest college libraries in Oxford. The Library is open to all current students and staff of St Hugh’s College, while external readers may be admitted by appointment. In addition to the subject specific collections, the Library also has a large selection of fiction, DVDs and academic journals to browse. The Dickson Poon China Centre Library, housed on the College site, also offers the capacity to order books from the Bodleian closed stacks.