Accommodation and Meals

St Anne’s has an excellent range of College accommodation and is unique in offering on-site accommodation to undergraduate students for at least three years of their degrees. 

All of our undergraduate study-bedrooms are single occupancy, and vary from characterful Victorian to bright and contemporary. Students live with others from their year group, with rooms allocated by a ballot each year. All accommodation includes kitchens, which are shared by approximately 9 students, and almost half of our rooms are en-suite. These rooms are usually allocated to our third-years. Students on four year courses (except Linguists) usually live out for one year in College-rented houses or subsidised private rentals. 

We also have rooms specially built for disabled access. If you are an offer-holder and have any accommodation requirements related to a disability, please contact our Disability Adviser.

Graduates at St Anne's benefit from the facilities offered by Robert Saunders House, an 82-room purpose built hall of residence located in Summertown, and Eleanor Plumer House, our dedicated Graduate Centre on the College campus. 

Summertown is a short cycle ride north of the College and has a number of cafés, supermarkets and other amenities. Eleanor Plumer House contains 13 student rooms, a common room, kitchen and a computer room. 

For those not living in St Anne's College accommodation, the University Graduate Accommodation Office also lets and manages rooms, flats and houses in and around Oxford city centre, on sites owned by the University, to full-time graduate students.

2017/18 Accommodation & Insurance Costs

The annual rent for standard undergraduate college accommodation is £4,026 (including utilities). This standard charge covers the eight weeks and two days of full term. Any residence outside these times is charged at a daily rate, unless residence is necessary for University exams. There are grants available to help with the cost of vacation residence; details are supplied on the vacation residence application forms and financial help application forms that are distributed each term by the accommodation office.

For any students living in St Anne’s accommodation, College has arranged some contents insurance with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider. This cover does not protect laptops and phones or other items when you are outside your room, or all risks inside your room. It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure you fully understand the protection provided. Full details of cover for the 2017/18 academic year are provided in the PDF and you will need to review the cover provided to double check what additional insurance may be required.  

At mealtimes most students choose to use the Dining Hall, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch at weekends. 

Communal dining provides an excellent opportunity to meet students from different courses and year groups.  Most meals are self-service and informal, costing approximately £2.00 for breakfast or £3.00 for Lunch or Dinner. At the start of each term, your University card is topped up with £125, which can then be used to buy food in hall and at STACS (the St Anne's Coffee Shop). We also hold around 5 optional formal dinners in Hall per term, which cost £10.50 for a three course meal. At St Anne's we're proud of our chefs who have won awards in national competitions – not something most Colleges can claim!