Accommodation guide for new students

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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.

Room allocation

Eligible students who have applied for accommodation will receive an allocation email by the end of January.

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: 

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.

Accommodation FAQs

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
  • Broadband
  • 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 29 and Sunday 30 January 2022. This is so that you can enjoy all of the welcome week activities before you start your studies.  

If you are travelling from abroad and will need to self-isolate upon arrival, you can request to arrive early (from Thursday 20 January 2022). If you would like to request this please email

Guildford is home to many properties available for student let.

If you haven't already found off-site accommodation and are looking for help and advice, explore our lettings site or alternatively contact our lettings team.

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. 

You can find out when talks are taking place for your halls by visiting your dedicated welcome timetable.

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