Accommodation

  • Example of an A* Grade room in Third Quad
    Example of a Grade A* room in Third Quad
  • Example of an A Grade room on the Island Site
    Example of an A Grade room on the Island Site
  • Example of a B Grade room on the Island Site
    Example of a B Grade room on the Island Site
  • Example of a C or D Grade room on the main site
    Example of a C or D grade room on the main site
  • Example of an A*/A Grade room at JMH (graduate accommodation)
    Example of an A*/A Grade room at JMH (graduate accommodation)
  • Oriel College James Mellon Hall
    James Mellon Hall Common Room (graduate accommodation)
Oriel guarantees College accommodation for undergraduate students for the entire duration of their course, and for first year postgraduate students who are new to Oxford.

Oriel is one of a few colleges that guarantees College accommodation for undergraduates for the duration of their course (whether that is three or four years). Much of our accommodation has been recently renovated to a high standard, and each room has its own quirky character.

The College also guarantees accommodation for first year postgraduate students who are new to Oxford, usually at our annexe on Rectory Road, a 10 to 15 minute walk from College (or 5 minutes by bike).

We have a number of rooms that have been adapted to make them more accessible for those with physical disabilities. Oriel College is signed up to the Student Accommodation Code of Practice.

Accommodation Grades and Accommodation Costs (2017-18)

Accommodation at Oriel is split into categories or 'grades' and priced accordingly. Because of the age of the College buildings and the number of different residential areas within College, no two rooms are the same and applicants should be aware that the pictures in the gallery above are just examples of room types and may not look the same as the room you are allocated. Each room is graded on four characteristics: size, location, facilities and condition.

A* Grade

A* rooms (example in the slideshow above) generally have ensuite facilities and may be in areas of the College that have recently been redecorated or refurbished. A* grade rooms are likely to be larger than some of the lower grade rooms in College.

Undergraduate Termly Charge: £1,455.80

A*/A Grade

A*/A grade rooms also generally have en suite facilities and are similar to A* rooms. A grade rooms are likely to be larger than some of the lower grade rooms in College.

Undergraduate Termly Charge: £1,383.30

A Grade

A grade rooms (example in the slideshow above) generally have ensuite facilities and will have been quite recently refurbished or redecorated. A grade rooms are likely to be larger than some of the lower grade rooms in College. 

Undergraduate Termly Charge: £1,318.34

A/B Grade

Some A/B grade rooms are ensuite, but some have shared facilities (showers, WCs etc.). 

Undergraduate Termly Charge: £1,258.60

B Grade

B grade rooms (example in the slideshow above) generally have shared facilities (shower, WCs etc.) and may not have been refurbished or redecorated as recently as A grade rooms. 

Undergraduate Termly Charge: £1,208.14

B/C Grade

B/C grade rooms have shared facilities (shower, WCs etc.) and will not have been refurbished as recently as higher grade rooms. 

Undergraduate Termly Charge: £1,164.64

C Grade

Undergraduate Termly Charge: £1,128.68

C/D Grade

All C/D grade rooms have shared facilities (shower, WCs etc) and will not have been refurbished as recently as higher grade rooms. C/D grade rooms (example in the slideshow above) often tend to be smaller than higher grade rooms, but there is still plenty of space for a bed, desk, comfy chair and storage. Due to the College's rolling refurbishment programme, there is a limited supply of C/D grade rooms, so please take this into account when budgeting.

Undergraduate Termly Charge: £1,099.10

D Grade

All D grade rooms have shared facilities (shower, WCs etc.) and the decorations and furniture might be older than in the higher grade rooms. D grade rooms often tend to be smaller than higher grade rooms, but there is still plenty of space for a bed, desk, comfy chair and storage. Due to the College's rolling refurbishment programme, there is a limited supply of C/D grade rooms, so please take this into account when budgeting.

Undergraduate Termly Charge: £1,077.64

Postgraduate Accommodation Charges

Please note that accommodation charges for postgraduate students are not calculated on a termly basis. For a run-down of postgraduate accommodation costs, please see the Fees and Charges for Graduate Students document.

Graduate Accommodation

James Mellon Hall

The College offers accommodation to all first year postgraduate students who are new to Oxford. This accommodation is usually located at the College's annexe, known as James Mellon Hall or 'JMH'. James Mellon Hall is situated on Oxford's popular and vibrant Cowley Road and is a 10-15 minute walk from the main College site, or a 5 minute bike ride. The College also has a small number of flats available for graduate student couples, also situated on Rectory Road.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers to some frequently asked questions about undergraduate accommodation on the Undergraduate Accommodation FAQs page.

You can find answers to some frequently asked questions about postgraduate accommodation on the Postgraduate Accommodation FAQs page.