When you are a student in Cambridge, your college is not just a place where you study but also your home. It is here you will spend most of your time and make many of your friends. This is an important factor when considering your choice of college.
The Accommodation Handbook below should answer most of your questions about accommodation at Trinity:
What accommodation does Trinity offer?
Accommodation is provided in College for the full length of your undergraduate course, whether it's three or four years. The type of accommodation varies: some of Trinity's rooms are old and grand, with lofty ceilings and oak beams; others are of modern design. Most are within the main College buildings between Sidney Street and the river; the rest are in the green setting of Burrell's Field, on the other side of the Fellows' Garden. Nearly all rooms have connections to the College's computer network.
What will rooms in College cost?
Room rents vary, but overall they are among the lowest in the University. Information is available on current charges.
Can I choose the room I live in?
In the first year, rooms are assigned before you arrive. In later years, rooms are assigned by a ballot, taking into account individual preferences for price and location. Most students in their third year have the option of living in a 'set' - a combined study and living room with a separate bedroom. Some prefer the double sets, where two people share a living room but have their own study-bedrooms. Senior Scholars and Research Scholars have priority in the room ballot in later years. See the handbook above for details.
What will I need to bring when I arrive?
Most student rooms have access to a 'gyp room' - a small kitchen, equipped with a fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave (but not usually an oven), cupboards, and a sink. Cooking utensils are not provided, and you may like to bring some simple things for your own use.
All student rooms in College are fully furnished with tables, chairs, beds, and wardrobes; students should not bring their own furniture into College without first obtaining the permission of the Junior Bursar. Bedding, including pillows which your bedmaker will change weekly, is provided for all beds.
Do I need insurance?
The College has a basic collective insurance policy for those who live in Trinity owned rooms. Details of this can be found below. A small charge for this is made each academic year on your college bill. If you need more cover than is provided there then you can top up via the website given.
Matters relating to student accommodation are handled by the Accommodation Office. Please follow the links below for further information.
Accommodation Office Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday
9.45am - 12.45pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm