Accommodation guide for new students
Find out about accommodation at Surrey and what to expect from living in halls of residence.
If you haven’t applied yet
If you haven't already applied for University accommodation, find out more about the application process and deadlines.
If you have applied
If you have applied for University accommodation you will receive a confirmation email within four hours of confirming your application.
Eligible students who have applied for accommodation will receive an allocation email by the end of August.
You will need to accept your University accommodation offer and sign your contract in order to move into your room. See our allocation policy for full terms and conditions.
If you are a disabled student and you have specific accommodation requirements, please contact the Disability and Neurodiversity team. They will consider your needs and make recommendations to the Accommodation team so that you can be offered suitable accommodation.
We regret to inform you that due to the current Covid 19 situation, we will be unable to facilitate any rooms swaps after you move in.
Find out more about the court/halls you have been allocated:
- Battersea Court
- Cathedral Court
- Millenium House
- Stag Hill Court
- Surrey Court
- Twyford Court
- University Court
- Bellerby Court
- Manor Park
- Hazel Farm
Conditions of residence
If you accept an offer for accommodation with the University, you are also agreeing to the conditions of residence. These include your responsibilities within the residences as well as what level of service you can expect.
Make sure that you read and understand all our conditions of residence.
You will be sent an invoice 14 days after your move-in date, so make sure you set up your University IT account as soon as possible.
The invoice will include three separate instalments, split over the three terms (or four terms for postgraduate taught students).
The following are all included in your rent:
- Belongings insurance
- Gas, electricity and water bills
- Cleaning of communal areas*
- Maintenance and repairs
- 24/7 security
- Welfare and support services.
Hazel Farm students can also get access to a heavily subsidised bus pass.
* All communal areas (kitchens, corridors, bathrooms, etc) within your accommodation are cleaned at least once a week by the University's cleaning team. The cleaning schedule will be displayed in your kitchen and the cost of this is included within your weekly rent. Cleaners do not clean individual bedrooms, but hoovers and other cleaning equipment are provided in each flat.
The majority of new students will move into their room on the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020. Find out more about what happens on moving-in weekend.
Non-EU students attending the International Orientation Programme can move in early, which will be confirmed when you apply to attend.
Getting the most from University accommodation
Living in University accommodation is one of the most exciting parts of University life.
All our new residents are asked to attend a Welcome to University Accommodation talk given by the Residential Warden team to learn how to get the most of your University accommodation experience.
The talks will be given on Saturday and Sunday of move-in weekend. You can find out when talks are taking place for your halls by visiting your dedicated welcome timetable.