Frequently asked questions

Applying for halls

Loughborough is my Firm choice, when will I be sent accommodation information?

You can see all information on our halls of residence online, including videos, photos and costs. From May, you will be able to register for your accommodation login details and we will email you to advise you how and when to apply for accommodation. Please see our how to apply information for more details. 

How do I apply for your halls of residence?

Please see our Undergraduate how to apply page or our Postgraduate how to apply page for all the details on the application process.

What is the likelihood of securing my preferred accommodation?

At Loughborough we like 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.

Room Reservation (recommended option for Firm choice Undergraduates)

Before you apply - we suggest that you research our Halls of Residence and have a list ready of your preferred room options before you go online to reserve your room. You will be allocated a time slot to log into the system to reserve your room. Each time slots has access to an equal proportion of the room types and halls available. Rooms are reserved on a first come first served basis. Some room types are limited – please look at ALL options. If your first choice room is not available you can see what other rooms are available to reserve rather than us choose for you. 

Room Preference

If Loughborough is not your Firm choice or you miss the room reservation deadline, you can set preferences for accommodation. Your offer will depend on several factors – availability, your preferences options and date of application. 

Can I choose a quiet room?

A number of flats in some halls have been designated as ‘quiet flats’. An increasing number of students each year request these and anyone living in a quiet flat would be required to cooperate. Noise must be restricted between 23:00 – 08:00. Please note that there may still be some environmental noise from surrounding flats or external areas.

When applying for accommodation, designated rooms will be identified as ‘quiet’ after their room type description.

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.

Where do I find more information about my accommodation?

Further information on all of our halls can be found here. Details of when to arrive and what to bring, will be emailed to you prior to your arrival.

What if I apply to Loughborough as an Insurance student or through Clearing?

We do our best to help students who apply as an Insurance student or through Clearing to find accommodation. Where possible we will offer places in halls subject to availability. Please refer to our how to apply page for more information.

Once you have accepted an unconditional offer as Insurance or through Clearing, you will be able to apply for University accommodation from the date specified on our announcements page.

How will I know if my accommodation preference has been received?

We will automatically send you an email to confirm that your preferences have been received and processed. 

What if I am not allocated one of my accommodation preferences?

We recommend that you accept the offer made to you if you definitely wish to live in halls. If you are particularly unhappy with your offer, please contact us 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.

What if I have changed address since applying for accommodation?

You must let the University Admissions Department know of any changes of address. They can be contacted on: +44(0)1509 274403 or

As a mature student – what are my accommodation options?

If you are a mature student (aged over 21) you can apply to live in halls of residence but you are not automatically allocated a room in a flat with returning students (which may be quieter). Students who would like to be located in an area with fewer first year students are advised to contact us when applying in order to discuss the options available. Alternatively, once you have had your room allocated, it is recommended that you contact us 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 can be found on our hall pages.

Some mature undergraduates request to be allocated a room in 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 more information please see our how to apply page.

What if I am not at home when my offer of accommodation arrives?

Your accommodation offer will be sent to you by email, therefore it is important that you let us know of any changes to your email address. The email will contain a webpage link so you can accept the offer online.  You will need your online username and password to view the offer.

Will I be allowed to go back into hall in my second year?

Approximately 30% of our rooms in halls are allocated to returning students. You will be given the opportunity to re-apply to return in December. 

If you are an International student you will be guaranteed accommodation in your hall for at least two years of your stay at Loughborough providing you submit your application to return prior to the January deadline. 

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 returning to Loughborough as a Postgraduate student, you can apply for a room in a postgraduate hall from April.

For off campus accommodation, please check studentpad for available properties.