Applying for Halls
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I have made Loughborough my firm choice University. When will I be sent information for my accommodation?
Information will not be distributed via the postal service, but will be available online. You will be sent an email advising you how and when to apply.
Please see our Prospective Student Undergraduate page for further information about the application timetable and process.
Please see our 'How to apply for your room' page for further details of the application process for all students.
If you have reserved a room type via the online Room Reservation system, you are guaranteed your chosen room type in the Hall you have selected.
If you have set preferences for accommodation, your offer will depend upon several factors:
- It is necessary for us to consider Halls as Communities. This requires a balance of gender, course and year in each Hall. Our computer allocation system is therefore set up to prevent too many students who share the same course or gender from being allocated to the same Hall.
- Please remember there is a limited number of en-suite rooms.
- The likelihood of being offered one of your preferences depends upon availability.
- The system will take into account both your preference options and date of application.
Quiet rooms – a number of flats in some halls have been designated as ‘quiet flats’. An increasing number of students each year ask to live in quiet areas. Anyone living within a quiet flat would be required to cooperate with the concept of being quiet and respecting the needs of others. Noise must be restricted between 11:00 pm & 8:00 am. Please note that there may still be some environmental noise from surrounding flats or external areas. Halls essential information - Your room.
Please be assured that the quiet flats will still be part of the Hall community, residents will still be very much involved in every aspect of hall life!
When applying for accommodation, designated rooms will be identified as 'quiet' after their room type description, i.e. Ensuite (Quiet)
The Student Accommodation Centre will do its best to help students who apply as either an Insurance student or through clearing to find accommodation. Where possible we will offer places in Hall subject to availability. Please refer to our Prospective students page for updated information.
Once you have accepted an unconditional offer at Loughborough, as an Insurance or Clearing student you will be able to apply for accommodation from the date specified on our announcements page.
The Student Accommodation Centre will automatically send you an email to confirm that your preferences have been received and processed.
We recommend that you accept the offer made to you if you definitely wish to live in Hall. If you are particularly unhappy with your offer, please contact the Student Accommodation Centre to discuss your options.
If, after the first few weeks of term you are unhappy with your accommodation, it may be possible for you to transfer to another Hall subject to availability of accommodation at that time.
- It is your responsibility to let the University Admissions Department know of any changes of address. They can be contacted on: +44 (0)1509 223522 or email@example.com
Mature students (aged over 21) applying to live in Halls of Residence are not automatically allocated into flats with a majority of returning students (which may be quieter). Students who would like to be located in an area with fewer first year students are advised to make contact with the Student Accommodation Centre when applying in order to discuss the options available. Alternatively, once you have had your Hall room allocated, it is recommended that you contact the Student Accommodation Centre in early September to make any specific requests.
You are also welcome to contact the Hall Warden prior to arrival to introduce yourself, contact details are on the Hall page: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/campus-living/accommodation/halls/
Some mature undergraduates request to be allocated to a postgraduate Hall, this may be possible however all postgraduate accommodation is let on a 50 week contract.
It is worth considering opting for a catered hall as this gives you the chance to meet more people in your Hall (beyond your block), including the Hall Warden team.
In order for the University to offer the most suitable accommodation, mature students aged over 30 will be invited to apply for accommodation using the room preference option. For further information, please see How to Apply for your Room
Your hall arrival date is listed on your accommodation contract. An email will be sent to all students who have completed their post-contractual requirements during September containing final arrival information. You will have been asked to book an arrival slot as part of your online induction programme.
If you are unable to arrive on the allocated date, you must advise both the Student Accommodation Centre to ensure that your room is held for you and arrangements are made for you to collect your keys (full Licence fees remain applicable). You are at risk of losing your room if you arrive late without prior notice.
10 Step Countdown to your arrival:
10: Car Parking - Car parking spaces are limited and this 10 Step Countdown will ensure your arrival runs as smoothly as possible.
9: Please familiarise yourself with your halls information on our website.
8: Keep up to date - You need to check our website regularly http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/campus-living/accommodation/announcements/ for the most up to date information.
7: Getting ready - You will be allocated a 30 minute slot to empty the car. Please pack with this in mind. Due to the layout of the accommodation there will be a walk from the car to your room so you may need to carry your belongings. There will be students to help you. Please aim to arrive during your booked arrival slot time - we recommend that this is before 4pm.
6: On arrival at Loughborough, RAC signage on major routes will direct you to the correct entrance.
5: Once on campus you will be directed to where you can collect your room keys.
4: Once you have your room keys you will be directed to your dedicated unloading space for 30 minutes.
3: Once the car is unloaded it will need to be moved to a long stay car park - directions will be provided. There will be a shuttle bus / taxi to bring the driver back to the campus.
2: Go to the Hall Dining Room or Common Room to meet your Wardens, Sub Wardens and / or Hall Committee.
1: Settle into your new life as a student at Loughborough University!
Other things you need to know
Second cars and Vans:
Only one car per family will be allowed into the unloading zones. Second cars and / or vans will be directed to a car park and belongings brought back to halls via a removal service
If you are not driving to Loughborough please refer to the following link for details on transport to the University. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/about/findus.html
If you have any queries, please contact the Student Accommodation Centre.
There is a campus bus service running daily between the campus (via the town centre) to the train station every 10 minutes (Monday to Friday), until 9pm. This makes travelling easy from the University to the town centre or train station. For a timetable please view: http://www.kinchbus.co.uk/timetables/sprint.aspx
By foot it takes about 20 minutes to walk to the town centre from the Epinal Way entrance of the campus.
Due to restricted parking spaces on campus, parking permits are not granted to first year students, or students who live close to the University. These restrictions do not apply to students with disabilities. Application forms for a parking permit are obtained from the Security Office: +44 (0)1509 223751.
There is a planing control in force for students living in John Philips, Hazlerigg Rutland, Robert Bakewell, Elvyn Richards and William Morris. Please refer to clause 21.13 of the Halls of Residence Licence Terms and Conditions for further information.
For general information about Traffic and Parking on campus, please visit our Security pages.
Aproximately 30% of all bedspaces are allocated to returning students. You will be given the opportunity to re-apply to return to Hall in December. You are not guaranteed to get a place in Hall in your second or final year unless you are a student with disabilities. If you are an International Student you will be guaranteed accommodation in your previous Hall for at least two years of your stay at Loughborough.
Second year students often prefer to find a house in town with their friends. If this is your preference please contact us. All our properties have been inspected and approved by the University offering peace of mind.
If you are graduating and would like to return to Loughborough as a Postgraduate student, you can apply for a room in a postgraduate hall from April.