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Clare Hall sits in tranquil surroundings on Herschel Road, a leafy residential road to the west of Cambridge. The College is only a 10-minute walk from the historic city centre and has its own indoor swimming pool, gym, dining hall and bar.

We offer modern accommodation with a selection of single and double rooms and some self-contained flats in 1960s-influenced architecture. Our buildings are in a pretty garden setting with traditional, period and listed buildings as neighbours. A large common room is available for guests to use, in which you can relax and enjoy a hot or cold beverage.


Clare Hall new student accommodation application forms are sent out by the Accommodation Manager, on receipt of confirmation (from the Tutorial Office) that students have met all conditions their offer to study at Clare Hall. The room allocations usually commence from the beginning of July following existing student accommodation applications (which are finalised in June), and accommodation is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. You must meet the conditions of your offer by 31 August in order to be considered for accommodation by Clare Hall.

Most of the housing for students consists of single study bedrooms with shared facilities, although a number do have en suites. Rooms are organised in houses of 10-15 rooms with residents sharing a kitchen and sitting room. There are also a number of double rooms for couples, and two one-bedroom flats, as well as three two-bedroom flats, for student families. Students with particular access requirements are given a priority for housing. Approximately 60% of postgraduate students live in College accommodation.

Visiting Fellows

For Visiting Fellows there are single studio flats, one- and two-bedroom flats for single or double occupancy or for families, and some three- and four-bedroom houses. Visiting Fellows are asked to fill in their housing requirements at the time of applying for a Visiting Fellowship.


Explore the residential accommodation available at Clare Hall.

Student rooms

Learn about the College’s student rooms.

Guest rooms

Discover further details on our guest rooms.


If you would like to contact the College about staying in one of our guest rooms, please complete the accommodation enquiry form below.

For any other queries, please email our Accommodation Manager, Emma Carr, on