Accommodation at Hughes Hall

Make the college your ‘home from home’ and you’ll find a warm and welcoming place for study and friendship.

Because all our students are 21+, many choose to find their own place to live in Cambridge. However, if you’d prefer to live in our accommodation, we have around 360 student rooms available to rent – 270 on site and 91 in residential streets in the surrounding area.

When allocating rooms, we try to ensure that all students taking longer courses will be offered college accommodation in all three years. We also try to house first-year students on our central site. We offer a range of different room sizes, in-room facilities and rent levels.

Living on site

Most of our student rooms are in six of the buildings on our main site:

  • The 1990s Centenary Building overlooks the lawns at the back of the Wileman Building.
  • Chancellor’s Court, built in the 1990s, is set around a peaceful courtyard. It comprises small sets of rooms where two students share kitchen and bathroom facilities.
  • The Fenner’s Building curves gently around the boundary line of the cricket pitch. Its two roof terraces offer College members unique venues to get together socially.
  • Gresham Court is a new building providing some of the most up-to-date student accommodation in the University, including many rooms with magnificent views of the cricket pitch and the University tennis courts.
  • The Wileman Building is a grand old Victorian building that has been at the heart of College life since the 1890s.
  • The Wollaston Building is an attractive early-20th century building on the main drive.

Most of our rooms are for students living on their own, but we have a few flats/studios for those who want to bring their partners with them.

About half our rooms have en-suite bathrooms (normally shower, toilet and hand basin). The others have access to shared bathrooms with a mix of showers and baths.

Living out of College

We also have around 91 rooms in nearby houses owned or managed by the College.


We are pleased to hear from our alumni and to help with rooms in college when they come back to visit us.

Learn more

There’s more information on the Student Centre page on accommodation and there is a guide to getting a college room.

Make Hughes Hall your home from home

The Wileman Building is a grand old Victorian building that has been at the heart of College life since the 1890s.