College Accommodation

College Accommodation and Coronavirus

  • The University is making adjustments to the provision of teaching during the 2020-21 academic year to respond to the health and safety requirements arising from the global situation, and expects all students starting or continuing a full-time course in the new academic year to attend study in Cambridge.
  • Hughes Hall is making plans to restart the breadth of College activities and support so far as possible, and while adjustments to comply with health and safety regulations will affect the range of choice available to students, in June we plan to open the College accommodation allocation process for rooms in the academic year ahead.
  • When the process opens, current students will be advised in the usual way, and we will email all applicants who have accepted their offers as they become eligible with information about how to apply for a college room.

College Accommodation

Allocation Process

Student rooms in the College are priced by bands based on the size of the room, the room’s location, and whether or not it has en-suite bath or shower facilities. You can see information about the process, bands, current prices, and the various types of college rooms in the preparation and arrival and the  accommodation section of the website. In the Spring, the College will set the accommodation allocation policy and the band prices for the academic year commencing that October, and at that point the room allocation process for new students will be opened.

Postgraduate applicants who are offered a place are asked to return an Acceptance Reply Form, for undergraduates this happens through UCAS. Shortly after your acceptance has been received by the College you will be contacted by the accommodation team and asked to complete an Accommodation Preference Form where you indicate which price bands you prefer for your College accommodation. (Those who accept before the room allocation process for new students is opened will be emailed when it is opened.)

When you have been fully confirmed as a student by the University and the College, submitted your Accommodation Preference Form, and if there are rooms available, we will send you an email notifying you of the process to secure a room in the allocation. The allocation policy is available on the accommodation page.

If you have queries about the process you can contact the accommodation team at

Disability Adjustments

If you have disability requirements related to accommodation you should complete the Disability Information Form or contact the College’s Disability Equality Officer who will help you provide the necessary information to enable the college to provide suitable accommodation. Sometimes this requires specific medical information which can take time to secure. The earlier you contact the Disability Equality Officer, the easier it will be to complete the process and to secure suitable accommodation.


When all rooms have been allocated we will notify anyone still awaiting confirmation as soon as possible and provide guidance on finding accommodation from other sources.