Allocation of Accommodation

The Accommodation Office allocate College Accommodation and it is recommended that you apply for accommodation as soon as possible.

New Students

Once you have accepted your offer from Wolfson, you will be sent a link to apply online for Accommodation. This link takes you to the Application Form which consists of a description of the Accommodation types, rent information and a map of the College grounds. 

It is recommended that you apply for accommodation as soon as possible, even if you are awaiting funding confirmation. If, at a later stage, you find that you are unable to obtain the necessary funding, you can let the Accommodation Office know and your application can be withdrawn.

We will notify you of the outcome of your application as soon as we can. Most students who apply early should hear from May onwards. All students who are not offered accommodation at this point will be kept on a waiting list. This process will continue throughout the summer until all accommodation has been allocated. If you are unsuccessful in obtaining Wolfson accommodation we will contact you with alternative ways to look for accommodation.

Once the Offer of Accommodation has been accepted in writing by you, the Accommodation Office will contact you with arrival information.  If at this stage you wish to cancel or postpone the accommodation offered without financial penalty, you will be required to provide one calendar months' notice prior to your arrival date, i.e. if you originally planned to move in on 1st October cancellation notice must be received by the Accommodation Office by 1st September. Once you move in to accommodation you will be required to provide two calendar months' notice if you wish to terminate your Licence early.

Students on two or three year courses will be able to apply for accommodation for second and subsequent years through the Annual Accommodation Ballot. 

Accommodation Ballot

Information for the annual Accommodation Ballot will be emailed to all eligible Members during January each year.  Allocation is made on the length of time already lived in accommodation, i.e. someone who has been in accommodation for only 10 months is more likely to be offered accommodation than someone who has been in accommodation for 36 months. The process starts with the applicants who have occupied College accommodation for the shortest period, until all accommodation has been allocated.

Summer Extensions

Some single accommodation (M Block, C Block and CM Block), rooms are only available until 30th June each year and must be vacated during the summer.  If you live in one of the these blocks and require accommodation from 30th June onwards, then you will need to apply for a Summer Extension and will be required to move to another building for the summer. Please note that Summer accommodation cannot be guaranteed and students with an academic need to stay will be prioritised. 

This also applies to students on one year courses, who may need accommodation over the summer who will be able to apply for a Summer Extension.  Due to maintenance works taking place over this period we cannot always guarantee accommodation for the entire summer. The link for Summer Extension Applications will be available during February to all eligible residents, and you will hear an outcome before May.