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Here in Durham your "home from home" is your College

We know that starting University is an exciting time, and choosing where you want to live is part of that experience. Durham has a wide variety of rooms and buildings that are distinctive and well equipped.

We want you to feel safe and secure in our accommodation, and part of a community where you will meet other students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, build lifelong friendships and experience the best of what Durham can offer. Details can be found on individual College webpages including a summary grid in 'Our Colleges' to help you understand the differences.
Our Colleges
St Aidan's College Formal

College Accommodation

As a new student you will be offered the chance to live in accommodation managed by your allocated College. One of the important factors to recognise is that accommodation facilities make our Colleges different from each other. Different Colleges will have different types of catered, self-catered, standard and ensuite rooms. Some will also have studio flats and others have shared rooms. Not all room types are available in all Colleges. Your College allocation will determine the room types that are available to you.

All study bedrooms come equipped with:

  • bed
  • desk and chair
  • wardrobe
  • drawer unit
  • internet access
  • shared pantry or kitchen facilities
  • ensuite or shared bathroom facilities

You will have the opportunity to provide us with preferences for room type facilities. The exact details of what room type you will be offered will be confirmed within an accommodation offer.

None of the colleges provides bedding, but a basic package is available to purchase from your College.

Find out more about the Student Accommodation Code.

Undergraduate Residence Charges

Find out the undergraduate residence charges for 2022/23.
A typical undergraduate room at Trevelyan College

Postgraduate Residence Charges

Find out the postgraduate residence charges 2022/23.
A typical postgraduate room

College Catering

Durham has a number of Colleges where catering is provided to all residents during undergraduate term time. On a full catering package you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner provided seven days per week. During the academic year our catering teams provide each student with 630 meals, with multiple options and a large number of dietary requirements accommodated.

We also have Colleges with full self-catering facilities. You will have access to a shared kitchen and dining area with storage space for food. You will need to provide your own utensils and crockery. If you are allocated to a studio flat you will have your own private kitchen in your room. 

Your College allocation will determine the catering options you will be able to receive.

  • Catering Packages

    See which of our catering packages would suit you during your stay in College.
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  • Catering Options

    Find out about the fresh and exciting food available across our campus.
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Catering Packages

See which of our catering packages would suit you during your stay in College.
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Catering Options

Find out about the fresh and exciting food available across our campus.
Student helping themselves to salad at a buffet