College Accommodation

The rent of most rooms allocated to first year students ranges from £1160 to £1790 per Term which covers up to ten weeks residence each Term during the Normal Period of Residence (NPR).  Please note that Residential Agreements for some rooms allocated to first year students are limited to 9 weeks' duration in the Michaelmas Term with a pro rata reduction in rent.  Please complete and return the College accommodation form to indicate your preferred price range (1st, 2nd and 3rd choice) by Thursday 24 August.  We will then do our best to allocate you a room in your preferred range of rent bands on a first-come, first-served basis, although, as we only have a limited number of cheaper rooms available, it is impossible to meet everyone’s wishes.  The price of each room is determined primarily by its size and en-suite facilities.  We will write to you at the start of September with details of the accommodation allocated to you.  If you wish to make any changes to your allocation or rent band, upon receipt of this letter, please contact the Accommodation Officer to discuss the possibility.  Please note, this is subject to availability.  If you encounter any difficulties paying your rent in full and in advance, please contact the Tutorial and Admissions Office for help and advice.  Residence in College and College Houses is limited to dates within NPR.  If you have any queries relating to the accommodation or what to bring with you, please refer to the accommodation pages for further information.

College Room Inventory

On arrival in College you must undertake an inventory and condition report of the fixtures, fittings and furniture in your College room.  An online room inventory will be published on Monday 11 September for you to use on arrival in Cambridge.  Please ensure this form is returned to the Housekeeping Office by Friday 6 October at the latest to avoid the cost of any damages caused by previous occupants being charged to your College bill.

Insurance

The College recommends you are adequately insured to protect your property in the event of fire or theft whilst living in Cambridge.  Students living in College accommodation are insured through the College provider, N W Brown Insurance Brokers (NWBIB).  The weekly premium is charged to your College bill as part of your rental charge.  The policy covers damage to rooms, as well as limited cover for your bicycle and laptop both on and off College premises.  Please refer to this document, which outlines the level of cover, and policy summary for further information.  Please note, this policy does not include accidental damage to your own contents or any high risk or valuable items over £1000.  If you would like to increase these limits or extend your cover, upgrades to the minimum cover provision can be made by using the online quote system.

To submit a claim relating to your own contents, please complete the online claim form.  Alternatively, if the claim relates to the property, for example accidental damage to carpet, furnishings, or a water leak, please contact the Accommodation Officer immediately.

For further information, please refer to the Accommodation pages or NWBIB FAQs