Accommodation Blocks


Staying with us whilst studying means you can enjoy the full social and intellectual life of the College.

Accommodation 2020/2021 - Updated 3 July 2020
Due to the pandemic situation, allocations for the next academic year were delayed. Please check your e-mail account (the one you registered with Wolfson) as e-mails have now been sent.

Onsite Accommodation

We have 409 units of student accommodation at Wolfson College; 390 rooms for single occupation and a mixture of large rooms and flats for couples. We also have five family flats, each accommodating up to two adults and two children.

Unique amongst Cambridge colleges, Wolfson offers PhD students up to three years in College accommodation, and undergraduates are able to live onsite for the duration of their course. You are not obliged to live in College and some students, especially those used to living independently, find that private accommodation suits their needs. Equally, some postgraduates on longer courses split their entitlement across the duration of their course so they can live in Wolfson during their final year, allowing them easy access to College facilities.

Initial allocation each year is to continuing eligible students who wish to either remain in Wolfson accommodation or move onsite. Commencing students are then invited to apply as their places become confirmed and allocation takes place continually until all accommodation is full.

We make every attempt to allocate rooms in accordance with student requests. It is not normally possible to change rooms during the academic year and requests to change rooms should only be made in exceptional circumstances with the support of your Tutor.

Both couples and family accommodation is limited and we cannot guarantee to accommodate students with children or partners. The earlier you are able to apply, the better your chance of getting accommodation.

For full information regarding Wolfson's accommodation see the Guide to Accommodation in Wolfson College 2019-2020.

Rents & Room Licences

Up-to-date rental charges for College accommodation are shown in the Guide to Student Accommodation. All College rents are fully inclusive - there is no separate charge for electricity, gas, water, computer network access, insurance, cleaning or consumables such as toilet paper. There is also no Kitchen Fixed Charge (KFC). Take these factors into account when comparing onsite accommodation costs with the private sector.

Application forms for accommodation are issued to continuing students in the Easter Term for rooms for the following academic year. Students who are working away and who will need accommodation on their return should email their request to the Accommodation Manager.

Students must vacate their room at the end of their licensed period (unless issued with a new licence). It is not possible to extend your accommodation beyond the point at which your degree is confirmed.

Insurance cover provided

Insurance cover for certain items has been provided by Endsleigh Insurance. Please check the details using the link below to ensure the cover is correct for your needs.

Link to the Endsleigh Insurance page

Take a Look at our Student Rooms

Wolfson College is part of ANUK (Accreditation Network UK) and has signed up to the ANUK National Code for Assured Accommodation giving you peace of mind that your rights to safe accommodation of a good standard are protected.

Equality Access Statement - Both existing Wolfson students and those newly arriving have clearly-described routes to accommodation using practices and procedures fairly applied to all.