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Accommodation at St John's is varied and full of character. Some of our buildings are historic, listed buildings while others are more modern and purpose-built.

All our accommodation is on the Bailey, with many rooms enjoying views of the Cathedral or across the River Wear. Most first-year undergraduates live in College accommodation; most second-year students live out in privately owned accommodation; and many of our finalist students return to College for their last year.
College Facilities
Exterior accommodation building at St John's College

We have around 220 undergraduate spaces and 50 postgraduate rooms. Most of our rooms are single, standard – with a single bed and shared bathroom and toilet – but we have 42 ensuite rooms, and 30 shared rooms with two single beds, and some rooms with double beds. All bedrooms are fitted with a bed, bin, storage facilities, a desk and chair, and all but two have a sink. We have some accessible accommodation, please contact us for more information.

St John's College adopts the University's pricing for College accommodation, with some modifications to additional charges and discounts. These include not imposing additional charges for 3/4 and double beds, and not providing discounts for rooms with no sink.  For information on how to pay for your accommodation at St John's College, read the Payment Terms 2024/25

University Accommodation Pricings

student bedrooms

 Included in the College accommodation package:

  • Fully catered (three meals a day) accommodation during the undergraduate term
  • Accommodation during University vacations (room only, no catering)
  • Wi-Fi throughout the College
  • Cleaning of your room during vacations
  • Gas, electricity and water included
  • Free laundry facilities (washing machines, dryers, ironing boards and irons).

There is a bike shed located behind The Garth for use by undergraduates and postgraduates throughout the year. 


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Our bedrooms: a quick look around a few standard and ensuite rooms

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Our food is rated among the best in the University and our friendly catering team can meet a wide variety of dietary requirements.

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Student bedroom with a double bed, sink, table and set of drawers

St John's College Accommodation FAQs

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