Room & flat information

Room & flat information
Accommodation Allocation Policy

Undergraduates will be accommodated in college-owned accommodation for the whole of their course, if they wish. First year undergraduates are allocated rooms on the central site or in Ship Street. In subsequent years, undergraduates may apply by ballot for accommodation in 3-person or 4-person flats at the Annexe sites.

All rooms in the college and Ship Street houses will vary in size and shape due to the age of the buildings.

Availability - Undergraduate rooms - All fresher undergraduates are allocated rooms in College or Ship Street Centre by the College. Any rooms remaining after the fresher undergraduates are housed are offered to existing undergraduates. Graduate rooms - A number of rooms are offered to existing graduates and the remainder allocated to fresher graduates by the College. For more information see the  Accommodation Policy

 

FLATS - GENERAL INFORMATION

All flats are fully furnished with electric cookers and refrigerators, but students must provide their own cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery. Bedding and towels are not provided. Basic cleaning equipment is provided in each flat/house, and there are communal vacuum cleaners in each block. Each site has a laundry, with token operated automatic washing machines and tumble dryers. The laundries also have an iron and ironing board which can be used free of charge.

All flats have free ethernet access to the College and University computer networks, but telephone service, if required, must be arranged by the occupants directly with the telephone company. There is a public payphone at both complexes. Televisions are not provided, and students wishing to bring their own will need a valid television licence.

There are regular bus services from both sites, to and from the city centre, and many students choose to cycle to College. There are locked bicycle sheds at both sites. Limited car parking is available at both sites, but parking permits must be displayed. Due to restrictions on space only one car per flat is allowed a permanent permit, which gives permission to park on site but does not guarantee a space.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate children in any of our properties, as we have no accommodation suitable for families. Family accommodation can be requested at Oxford University Graduate housing: https://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/accommodation

Please note that the keeping of animals and other pets is not allowed.  

College &Ship Street

College &Ship Street

First year undergraduates will be pre allocated rooms on the central college site and in the Ship Street Centre. First year graduates will be allocated rooms in Ship Street and 121 Woodstock Road.

THE COLLEGE

What are rooms in College and Ship Street like? - the rooms vary from modern purpose built rooms in the Ship Street Centre and Staircases 18 and 19 to quirky rooms in 17th century buildings. More information can be found at http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/admissions/accommodation.

The college buildings date from the 17th century onwards, with the most recent addition, the Old Members' Building, added in the 20th century. The rooms are regularly refurbished to a high standard.

In Second Quad, the rooms are 'double sets': a shared living room with separate bedrooms. Each student has their own working area in the living room. In Third Quad, rooms are single bedroom/studies with washbasins, furnished with a single bed, a desk, chairs, drawers and a wardrobe. About 25% of the rooms on the main site have en-suite facilities (priority will be given to those with medical needs). The remaining rooms on the central site have shared bathroom facilities on each staircase. Staircases are mixed-sex, except where baths or showers do not have separate access.

There are no kitchen facilities available for undergraduate use on the central site or in Ship Street.

SHIP STREET

The Ship Street houses are all 17th and 18th century buildings, built on the old city wall. Accommodation in these houses is in single rooms.  To see animations of examples of the rooms please click here.

Meals are available in the College dining hall during Full Term and during most of the vacations.  

Bedding and towels are not provided. Pre-paid card operated laundry facilities are available on main College site. All rooms have free Ethernet connection to the College and University computer networks, and telephones that operate via the University Telecoms system (outgoing calls are paid for by means of a pre-paid credit card).

Please note that there are locked bicycle sheds but no parking for cars available on the main College site and Ship Street.

Ship Street Centre

Ship Street Centre site- Central Oxford

Ship Street Centre site- Central Oxford

In 2008, the College was extremely fortunate to acquire a lease on a Victorian warehouse in Ship Street, just opposite the entrance to the College’s third quad. It gave the College a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand on its historic site.

The Ship Street Centre

  • provides additional, accessible, affordable, high-quality student accommodation, consisting of 31 en-suite rooms, increasing the College’s central accommodation by 30%.
  • provides additional teaching/meeting facilities. These facilities include a 100-seat lecture theatre, two tutorial rooms and a reception area.
  • provides a modern, centrally-located conference facility, which is both an attractive venue and a valuable source of income during vacations.

The £7.3million project to develop the building gives the College a much needed expansion of its central student accommodation and teaching space. The College has raised £1.8million towards the project so far and aims to raise the total £7.3million over the next 25 years.

Therefore, the College needs the help of as many people as possible, and we hope that Old Members and others will want to play a role in this exciting development. By supporting this appeal you are making a long-term investment in education at Jesus College in an uncertain and increasingly competitive financial and educational environment.

Those Who Will Benefit From This Project

  • Over 4,500 undergraduates will benefit by the experience of living and studying at the Ship Street Centre during the building’s150-year lease.
  • The increase in onsite accommodation for undergraduates has allowed more rooms to be available to the growing graduate community, helping strengthen their relationship with College and enhance the quality of their experience at Jesus College.
  • The academic staff and student communities have more and better quality teaching space, for tutorials, classes and lectures.
  • The College will benefit financially from the growing conference market by being able to offer high-quality facilities in central Oxford.

Support the Ship Street Centre Appeal

 

  

Stevens close
Stevens Close site- North Oxford

The site is situated about 1 km from the central College site and very close to 121 Woodstock Road near the University Science Area. There are 35 flats located here and the site is run by a caretaker. The flats comprise of three single bedrooms, a bathroom/WC and a kitchen/dining room. There is also a conservatory for the use of residents, and a large garden area to the rear of the flats.

All flats are fully furnished with electric cookers and refrigerators, but students must provide their own cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery. Bedding and towels are not provided. Basic cleaning equipment is provided in each flat/house, and there are communal vacuum cleaners in each block. Each site has a laundry, with token operated automatic washing machines and tumble dryers. The laundries also have an iron and ironing board which can be used free of charge.

All flats have free ethernet access to the College and University computer networks, but telephone service, if required, must be arranged by the occupants directly with the telephone company. There is a public payphone at both complexes. Televisions are not provided, and students wishing to bring their own will need a valid television licence.

There are regular bus services from both sites, to and from the city centre, and many students choose to cycle to College. There are locked bicycle sheds at both sites. Limited car parking is available at both sites, but parking permits must be applied for. Due to restrictions on space only one car per flat is allowed a permanent permit, which gives permission to park on site but does not guarantee a space.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate children in any of our properties, as we have no accommodation suitable for families. Please note that the keeping of animals and other pets is not allowed.

121 Woodstock Road
121 Woodstock Road site- North Oxford

The site is situated about 1 km from the central College site and very near to Stevens Close, near to the University Science Area. There are 8 flats located here and the site is run by a caretaker located at Stevens Close. The flats comprise of three single bedrooms, a bathroom/WC and a kitchen/dining room. There is also a large garden area to the rear of the flats.

All flats are fully furnished with electric cookers and refrigerators, but students must provide their own cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery. Bedding and towels are not provided. Basic cleaning equipment is provided in each flat/house, and there are communal vacuum cleaners in each block. Each site has a laundry, with token operated automatic washing machines and tumble dryers. The laundries also have an iron and ironing board which can be used free of charge.

All flats have free ethernet access to the College and University computer networks, but telephone service, if required, must be arranged by the occupants directly with the telephone company. There is a public payphone at both complexes. Televisions are not provided, and students wishing to bring their own will need a valid television licence.

There are regular bus services from both sites, to and from the city centre, and many students choose to cycle to College. There are locked bicycle sheds at both sites. Limited car parking is available at both sites, but parking permits must be applied for. Due to restrictions on space only one car per flat is allowed a permanent permit, which gives permission to park on site but does not guarantee a space.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate children in any of our properties, as we have no accommodation suitable for families. Please note that the keeping of animals and other pets is not allowed.

Herbert Close

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There are 10 four bedroomed terraced town houses built in 2000/2001. The houses each comprise of an entrance hall, WC with washbasin plus two single bedrooms on the ground floor. Bathroom with bath and shower over washbasin and WC plus two single bedrooms on the first floor. And finally an open plan living room/kitchen with panoramic views on the third floor. There is electric heating and hot water. All kitchens are supplied with and electric cooker.

There are 8 three bedroomed flats on the lower two floors, comprising of an entrance hall, 3 single bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and WC.

Also there are 4 four bedroomed two storey maisonettes, comprising of four single bedrooms, bathroom & WC on lower floor and open plan living room/kitchen on the top floor.

 All bathrooms have a shower, washbasin and WC, plus there is a further separate WC with washbasin. The flats are supplied with gas central heating and hot water. Electric cooker.

These flats were refurbished in 2008, when new kitchens and bathrooms were fitted.

There are 8 four bedroomed flats on the lower floors, comprising 4 single bedrooms, open plan living room/kitchen, bathroom and WC.

1 four bedroomed two storey maisonette on the top floor, comprising one single bedroom, open plan kitchen/living room on the lower floor, and bathroom, WC and 3 single bedrooms on the upper floor. The other flats consist of bedrooms, livingrooms, kitchens and bathrooms on the same floor.

 All bathrooms have a shower, washbasin and WC, plus there is a further separate WC with washbasin. Gas heating and hot water. Electric cooker.

Kitchens and bathrooms were refurbished in 2009.

The College has 11 one-bedroom flats for established couples in a dedicated block (Thelwall House). These are available to married couples and couples in civil partnerships, and to unmarried graduates who are in a stable relationship. The flats comprise of an entrance hall, an open plan living room/dining room with a fully fitted kitchen off, a double bedroom, a small study and a bathroom/toilet.

Application for the flats is open to graduates in any year whilst they are paying fees. Allocation is made at the start of August each year, with priority being given to married couples and those in civil partnerships.

The detached building comprises of two floors. First Floor Flat with 3 single bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath and a WC. French widows to private balcony. The flat has Gas heating and hot water and an electric cooker.

The entrance to the flat is to the rear of the building, and there is a bike shed adjacent. The mailbox for the flat is in the fence adjacent to it facing onto Bartlemas Road.