Accommodation

Accommodation Update for New Students

For an update on the availability of accommodation for new students, please see the Accommodation page in the Study With Us section.

Accommodation and Maintenance

The College has about 380 rooms available to students to rent. 285 rooms are in buildings making up the central college site surrounding the cricket field, and a further 95 are in houses or developments owned or managed by the College and located in the residential streets in the local area. Most rooms are for single occupancy, though the College has a few flats/studios available for couples.

All college accommodation is priced by bands based on the floor area of the study-bedroom, whether or not the room has en-suite bathroom facilities, and the location.

  • There is detailed information about college accommodation on the Accommodation page of the Applicants section of the website
  • Information about bandings and charges for college rooms is available on the Fees and Charges page
  • The Accommodation Handbook provides detailed information about accommodation matters in the College
  • The Accommodation Allocation policy is available here.

During Full Term, all full-time students must ‘keep residence’ by living in Cambridge. Students who need to spend time away from Cambridge for the purposes of their course must apply for leave to work away.

Each year it is College policy to give priority for college accommodation on the central site to first-year students

Quiet Hours

The college regards the hours between 11pm and 7am as ‘quiet hours’. We ask those living in college accommodation keep noise to a minimum between those times. At other times, please take care not to disturb your neighbours and housemates with excessive noise.

Departure from College Accommodation

Students who may need to leave their accommodation early should refer to the early termination policy before consulting their Tutor.

Students in College accommodation are responsible for ensuring that they leave their bedrooms in a clean and tidy state at the end of each License period. All personal possessions (including bedding and items from the kitchen and bathrooms) should be removed. Anything you do not wish to take with you should either be donated to a Charity Shop or disposed of correctly. Should items be left behind by a student, or the rooms left in a dirty state, the College reserves the right to levy a charge against the Caution Money paid by each student. A list of these charges is available on the Fees and Charges page.

Students who may need to leave their accommodation early should refer to the early termination policy before consulting their Tutor.

Housekeeping

Jane Fricker (Housekeeper) and Michelle Dinning (Assistant Housekeeper) manage the cleaning staff and day-to-day domestic matters, both on and off the main site. The Housekeeping Office is open from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm weekdays and 7.00 am to 12 noon on Saturday.

Laundry Facilities

The College has 3 onsite laundry facilities, please click on the links below to see the status of washing machines in each location:
Fenners Building 3rd Floor
Margaret Wileman Building Ground Floor
Gresham Court 3rd Floor
Washstation Card Top Up

Maintenance

Paul Parrish is the Maintenance Manager and oversees maintenance matters in the College.

Please contact the maintenance department using the online form to submit a request for maintenance to any college building.

In cases of extreme emergency phone:
01223 767 056 during office hours

Or, out of hours, the Duty Person:
07919 058 305

Contact Details

Miss Jane Frickerhousekeeping@hughes.cam.ac.uk
Miss Michelle Dinning housekeeping@hughes.cam.ac.uk
Mr Paul Parrishmaintenance@hughes.cam.ac.uk