Undergraduate Rooms

Room types

In a typical year there are around 390 single study bedrooms available for undergraduates, just over 180 of which are en-suite. These are located in a range of different buildings from some of the first at LMH, built at the turn of the 20th century, to the more recent Pipe Partridge buildings opened in 2010. The study bedrooms themselves have a range of styles.

Most first year and visiting students are housed in non en-suite rooms in some of our more historic buildings including Deneke, Wolfson West and Eleanor Lodge. These buildings typically have small communal kitchens and residents share bathroom facilities with 6-8 students. In subsequent years JCR students can choose their rooms through our ballot system, which gives you the opportunity to live in our more modern buildings such as Pipe Partridge where all rooms have en-suite facilities. Our two tower blocks, Kathleen Lea and Lucy Sutherland, also have en-suite rooms and large kitchens with space for communal dining and living.


Accommodation periods

We provide accommodation for undergraduates throughout term-time (three periods of 9 weeks each, from the Sunday of 0th week to the Saturday of 8th week) and are able to offer some accommodation during vacations upon request at a standard nightly charge. 

Some courses will have exams or other assessments arranged by the department which are outside the dates we normally offer accommodation, in 9th and 10th week of each term - please check your exam schedule before booking flights or planning holidays. Students affected by this may stay in their term-time room until the morning after their last exam, without further charge.

In recent years we have introduced an optional (and limited) 37 week contract which includes the winter and spring vacation periods. This contract will guarantee you a room in College during the vacation, but not necessarily the same room that you would have during the term time. If your termtime room is in one of the more heavily used blocks - such as Katie Lea, Lucy Sutherland, Pipe Partridge and Eleanor Lodge, you will almost certainly be required to move rooms during the vacation. Please bear this in mind when choosing your room as part of the ballot.

Lockable storage is available in most rooms and in other communal storage spaces so that you can leave some belongings at LMH over the vacations.


Required residence

Students are required to be in College during 'full term' (Weeks 1 to 8) and to arrive by 1pm on the Wednesday in the week before full term (0th week - pronounced 'noughth week') for tutor meetings and collections (College examinations). New students will start on the Monday of 0th week in their first term for the Induction week, and thereafter should arrive by 1pm on the Wednesday of 0th week at the latest. Term dates for current and future academic years can be found on http://www.ox.ac.uk/about/facts-and-figures/dates-of-term.