For 2019-20 academic year entry, single accommodation will be offered to the majority of full-time first-year graduates who have met the financial and academic conditions of their University offer and paid the deposit of £200 by 1st August 2019.
Merifield and Lathbury Road in Summertown
Merifield is a modern, secure, purpose built accommodation complex situated in Summertown within walking and cycling distance of Oxford city centre.Merifield in pictures Lathbury Road in pictures
Merifield is situated in Ferry Pool Road, Summertown, North Oxford, and accommodates 147 Wadham undergraduate and graduate students.
Merifield comprises 30 modern self-catering apartments, each with four or five bedrooms. All apartments have a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living area. All ground floor apartments have terraced doors in the living area opening onto landscaped gardens; a number also have bedrooms with terraced doors leading directly into the gardens. All first floor apartments have living rooms with terraced doors leading onto balconies facing the gardens. There are also a few self-contained apartments with two bedrooms available for student couples.
We also have 5 graduate student rooms in a house on Lathbury Road, Summertown, and a few graduate student rooms at the main College site on Parks Road in central Oxford.
All our graduate students have regular access to the McCall MacBain Graduate Centre situated in the back quad of our main Wadham College site. The Centre is open 24/7 and provides quiet space for work, meeting areas, common rooms, library and leisure facilities including a media room, kitchen and a bar.
Located in Summertown, Merifield is approximately 1.2 miles from Wadham. Getting to Merifield takes about 25 minutes on foot, or 10-15 minutes by bus or bicycle.
Merifield is ideally situated opposite Ferry Leisure Centre, which is operated by Oxford City Council and incorporates a gym and swimming pool. Within five minutes’ walk is Summertown’s bustling main street with supermarkets, bars and coffee shops. The science area, hospitals and main College site can be easily reached by bike, bus or on foot, and Wadham Sports Ground is just a 5 minute walk away. The Sports Ground offers tennis courts and rugby, football and cricket pitches, as well as a well- equipped pavilion.
Merifield in Oxford's Summertown
Our rooms at Merifield
Code, contract and charges
Castle Mill flats near Port Meadow
To ensure as many first year graduate students as possible are offered accommodation, each year Wadham seeks an arrangement with the University of Oxford to offer some single en-suite study bedrooms in flats at Castle Mill. The residences are owned and managed by the University. For the 2019/20 academic year Wadham has been allocated 2 flats (10 bedrooms) at Castle Mill.
Please note that some rooms at Castle Mill may be available for the 2019-20 academic year to full-time graduate students (from any college) who apply directly through the University's Graduate Accommodation Office. That is a separate process and not related to offers of accommodation from Wadham College.
Castle Mill is in close proximity to the centre of Oxford, located between the railway line and the picturesque Port Meadow. The residence is within easy reach of all local amenities and transport links, including a short walk to Oxford’s railway station. There is a designated cycle track that leads from the site to Port Meadow car park and Walton Well Road. This gives cycle and pedestrian access to Jericho, North Oxford and the Science site, bypassing the city centre.
The accommodation is arranged in four, five and six bed apartments. All study bedrooms are fitted to a high standard and include an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin. All study bedrooms share a fully fitted kitchen (Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle) and dining/living area.
Each bedroom contains a single bed, wardrobe, desk with three drawers, chair and easy chair, chest of drawers and a bookshelf. Residents are expected to provide their own bedding (including duvet and pillow), kitchen utensils and crockery/cutlery.
Castle Mill is staffed with a team of caretakers on weekdays. There is a comprehensive CCTV monitoring system and access to the residences is via an electronic entry system. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, on-site coin operated laundry, four common rooms which can be booked for parties and other gatherings, and bike storage.
While residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms, kitchens and other common areas are cleaned regularly.
What is the contract length?
Tenancy agreements are with the University of Oxford and run from 16 September 2019 through 31 July 2020.
We endeavour to make changes to this webpage as soon as new information is available (e.g. the availability of rooms for Wadham at Castle Mill; length of contracts; deposit amount). If you find the information on this page not up to date or you have queries about Wadham accommodation for graduate students please contact our Graduate Administrator, Heidi Young, or our Accommodation Officer, Jo-Ann Wheble.