Accommodation

Undergraduate accommodation

Trinity is one of the Colleges that guarantee students College accommodation throughout their degree.  This means that you can always live with other students from Trinity, and you never have to worry about renting a room from a landlord. Trinity’s accommodation is of a very high standard, and is cheaper than comparable city-centre housing: a breakdown of costs can be found here.

When you arrive for your first day at Trinity, you will have been allocated a room on the main Trinity site.  (If you have special medical needs we should take into account, please let us know when we confirm your place in mid-August.) Current students will help you move your luggage in, and you will be able to meet the people who live on the same staircase. Most freshers live on a staircase with other freshers, which is a great way to get to know people.

An example of a typical first year's room.

An example of a typical first year’s room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the second year, you will also have a room on the main Trinity site. Rooms for second years are allocated by a ballot process. Some students opt for single study-bedrooms; others like to share a ‘set’ with a friend, which means they have a shared sitting room as well as two bedrooms.  Most of the rooms on the very popular ‘Garden Quad’ are chosen by second years, as they are spacious with lots of light, and offer fantastic views over the college lawns.

Many second years have their own living area like this one, which is great for hanging out with friends

Many second years have their own living area like this one, which is great for hanging out with friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In your third year (and fourth year if you do a four-year course), you can live in one of the well-appointed blocks of flats which Trinity owns on the Woodstock Road, a 15-minute walk north of the College (or five minutes by bike or bus).  This lets you share a kitchen and bathroom with friends, while having your own study-bedroom. In the same location, there are also some single study-bedrooms (some en-suite, some with shared bathrooms, and all using a large shared kitchen) in the Old Nunnery building which belongs to Trinity. The Old Nunnery also has a large, very modern common room (with piano, flat-screen TV, comfy chairs), a large study area (with printers and wifi), and a gym / dance space. All our Trinity students living in north Oxford can use these facilities. Each of the college’s properties (on the main site and on the north Oxford sites) contains a laundry room equipped with washing machines, tumble dryers and irons for students’ use.

Graduate accommodation

Single accommodation is available for graduates at Trinity for their first year and often for subsequent years. This means that you can live with other students from Trinity, and you don’t have to worry about renting a room from a landlord.  Trinity’s accommodation is cheaper than comparable city-centre housing: a breakdown of costs can be found here. Accommodation is provided on the main site for some graduates in their first year (mainly international students who have not previously lived in Oxford). Most other graduates have rooms in the graduate annexes on Rawlinson Road in north Oxford, about 15 minutes walk (or five minutes by bus or bike) from the main college. Graduates have their own study-bedroom and share a kitchen / dining area and a bathroom with a small group of other graduates. This is a good way to get to know other graduates when you first arrive. We also have some single study-bedrooms (some en-suite, some with shared bathrooms, and all using a large shared kitchen) in the Old Nunnery building which Trinity owns. The Old Nunnery also has a large, very modern common room (with piano, flat-screen TV, comfy chairs), a large study area (with printers and wifi), and a gym / dance space. All our students living in north Oxford can use these facilities. Each of the college’s properties (on the main site and on the north Oxford sites) contains a laundry room equipped with washing machines, tumble dryers and irons for students’ use.

 

First Years study together in College accommodation
First Years study together in College accommodation