College and Ship Street

First year undergraduates will be pre allocated rooms on the central college site and in the Ship Street Centre. First year graduates will be allocated rooms in Ship Street and 121 Woodstock Road.


What are rooms in College and Ship Street like? - the rooms vary from modern purpose built rooms in the Ship Street Centre and Staircases 18 and 19 to quirky rooms in 17th century buildings. More information can be found at

The college buildings date from the 17th century onwards, with the most recent addition, the Old Members' Building, added in the 20th century. The rooms are regularly refurbished to a high standard.

In Second Quad, the rooms are 'double sets': a shared living room with separate bedrooms. Each student has their own working area in the living room. In Third Quad, rooms are single bedroom/studies with washbasins, furnished with a single bed, a desk, chairs, drawers and a wardrobe. About 25% of the rooms on the main site have en-suite facilities (priority will be given to those with medical needs). The remaining rooms on the central site have shared bathroom facilities on each staircase. Staircases are mixed-sex, except where baths or showers do not have separate access.

There are no kitchen facilities available for undergraduate use on the central site or in Ship Street.


The Ship Street houses are all 17th and 18th century buildings, built on the old city wall. Accommodation in these houses is in single rooms.  To see animations of examples of the rooms please click here.

Meals are available in the College dining hall during Full Term and during most of the vacations.  

Bedding and towels are not provided. Pre-paid card operated laundry facilities are available on main College site. All rooms have free Ethernet connection to the College and University computer networks, and telephones that operate via the University Telecoms system (outgoing calls are paid for by means of a pre-paid credit card).

Please note that there are locked bicycle sheds but no parking for cars available on the main College site and Ship Street.


College room

College room

College Set living room - Set = two single bedrooms with shared living space

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