Graduate accommodation is primarily divided over three sites: Merifield, Lathbury Road, and the Dorothy Wadham Building on Iffley Road. There are also a few rooms on the main College site reserved for graduates with special requirements.
This modern gated complex of furnished apartments is about 1½ miles north of the city centre in Summertown. Merifield is a ten minute cycle ride from College and the centre of Oxford and has good public transport connections.
The apartments house 4 or 5 students in single rooms, sharing a spacious kitchen, bathrooms, dining room and living room. The 5-bedroom apartments have 2 bathrooms, whilst the 4-bedroom apartments have 1 bathroom and 1 toilet with wash basin.
Heating, lighting, water and internet charges are included in the cost. Residents must bring their own bedding and bed linen (suitable for a single bed). Basic crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are provided. There is a basic level of insurance cover for personal belongings.
There is no parking on site, and parking is strictly controlled in nearby streets.
The complex has a comprehensive CCTV monitoring system and an electronic card-controlled access system. A manager resides on site for urgent maintenance support and there is also a live-in Junior Dean for welfare support during term-time.
11a Lathbury Road is situated approximately 1 mile north of the city centre, within walking distance of Summertown shops and facilities. The house, located in a quiet street off the Banbury Road, offers accommodation to five graduates. Parking is not available but there is secure cycle storage and good bus links and cycle routes to the city centre.
Dorothy Wadham Building
This newly built complex on Iffley Road offers single occupancy bedrooms (with en-suite shower rooms) arranged in flats with shared kitchen/dining areas. The site, buildings, and eight of the bedrooms are fully accessible for students with disabilities
There is an attractive internal courtyard garden, a garden room/TV lounge, a computer room and laundry room. The site accommodates a limited number of graduates along with about 110 undergraduates in a friendly, lively community.
The gated Dorothy Wadham Building has CCTV, electronic card-controlled access, a resident site manager and two Junior Deans.
There are good transport connections, and it takes just eight minutes to cycle to College and central Oxford. Bicycle storage is located at the rear of the site. There is no parking at the site.
This site also includes three small flats suitable for couples on Percy Street, adjacent to the Dorothy Wadham Building. The communal facilities of Dorothy Wadham are still available to residents of these flats.
Code, contract and charges
Wadham graduate accommodation contracts for Merifield and Lathbury Road run for 9 months from 14:00 on 1 October to 10:00 on 1 July.
Arrival in the last week of September is possible with pro rata rent charged for the days until the 1st of October. Requests for arrival earlier in September by students whose courses or orientations start early will be considered on a case by case basis. Contracts may be extended beyond 1 July in one-week blocks up to 11 months with advance permission from the Accommodation Officer but it may be necessary to change rooms for the extended stay.
Residency agreements for the Iffley Road site run for 9 months from either 14:00 on Saturday 3 October to 10:00 on Saturday 26 June or 14:00 on Sunday 4 October to Sunday 27 June (depending on which block your room is in). Residency agreements at this site cannot be extended in either direction.
In some circumstances students residing in single accommodation are able to arrange to stay in their rooms at Merifield, or move from Iffley Road to rooms at Merifield, beyond contract end dates by contacting the Accommodation Officer. This is known as ‘vacation residence’.
The College has signed up to the Student Accommodation Code. All students are required to sign a UUK Code of Practice Licence Agreement. All accommodation agreements with the College are subject to a tenancy deposit payment of £400 at the beginning of each academic year (nb: graduate students are only offered accommodation for their first year).
Graduate students are welcome to eat in College. Breakfast and lunch are available in the New Refectory on a pay-as-you-go basis (via funds on Bod card). Dinner in Hall or the New Refectory can be arranged by booking online (and is billed to battels).
The McCall MacBain Graduate Centre has a fully equipped kitchen to make your own drinks, snacks and meals, and a common room with tables chairs and sofas.
The popular student areas of Cowley, Headington and St Clements are all on the outskirts of the city centre, making them easily accessible to Wadham and University of Oxford departments.