Freshers' Accommodation


All first year undergraduates are allocated a room in College – most in the New Buildings, the nineteenth century building that runs along College’s boundary with Holywell Street. 

In your first term of your first year, undergraduates are required to arrive by 3.30pm on Tuesday of 0th Week (3 October 2017). Each term after that, you need to have arrived in college by Wednesday of 0th Week, and leave by 10am on Saturday of 8th Week.

When you arrive on 3 October 2017, you will collect your room key from the Lodge.

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The majority of graduates resident in New College are accommodated in the Weston Buildings, which were built in the mid and late 1990s and are located alongside a branch of the River Cherwell at the College Sports Ground, a 5-minute walk from the College. The Weston Buildings comprise 16 houses with 6 single rooms and 3 bathrooms to a house. Each house has a large, modern kitchen with a dining area looking out onto the sports-field. The address is: (House number) Weston Buildings, New College Sports Ground, St. Cross Road, OXFORD OX1 3TJ. In addition there are 18 rooms at the University’s Castle Mill residential site.

The Weston Buildings:

All graduate rooms are single study bedrooms. Bathrooms and toilet facilities in the Weston Buildings are not en-suite, but are shared between two rooms. All graduate rooms are let on a self-catering basis. There is a kitchen in each house with ‘fridge/freezer, hob, oven and microwave but you need to bring your own kitchen utensils, posts, pans, plates and son on.

The room charge covers all domestic services, heating, lighting, internal telephone and Ethernet/ wireless LAN connection. Bedding (duvet, pillow) and bed linen are NOT provided, and you should bring your own towels. Card operated washing machines and driers are available in the Weston Buildings.

The charge for graduate accommodation is £5,605.92 for a 39-week period. The rooms are rented for a minimum period of 39 weeks normally from 1 October until 30 June. Additional days of residence are charged at a daily rate of £20.61. Temporary absences for holiday or other reasons will not attract a rebate.

Residence in college accommodation for graduates normally begins on 1 October and ends at 10am on 30 June. When you arrive at the start of Michaelmas Term, you will need to:

  • collect your room key from the Lodge either in the Weston Buildings at the Sports Ground from up to 9 pm on weekdays but no later than 3 pm at weekends, or from the main College Lodge in Holywell Street outside these hours.

Castle Mill:

The College supplements its housing stock for graduate students by renting a number of en-suite graduate rooms in three flats in blocks F and G at the University's Castle Mill site, and these are allocated to new and continuing graduates. For further information on Castle Mill please see where you will find links to the tenancy agreements, rents, letting periods, how to pick up keys and other useful information.

The end of term

Please note that when you leave College at the end of term, you are required to hand your key back in and sign out (it is important that you do not hand your key in if you go away during the course of your occupancy period as your room will show as available for re-letting on the system). College Regulations state that if you fail to vacate and empty your room at the end of term, and have not arranged vacation residence, you will:

  • be charged the conference rate of £72.00+ per day for the days when you were not expected to be in residence
  • be charged £50 if you don't hand in your key when leaving College it’s important you remember your responsibility to sign out properly and hand in your key!

Storage - unfortunately the College cannot offer storage facilities in term time or during the vacations. You are advised to ask the Accommdoation Manager about reasonably priced storage services in the city.