Communal areas

We know it is important to have a place to meet up with friends or study, so within our residences there are communal and event areas you can use. Most spaces can be booked for events which will take priority over general use.

How to Book

To book a communal space for exclusive use, email the proposed event details to rssb@exeter.ac.uk. Bookings will take priority over general use and are subject to Terms and Conditions and official notices displayed.

Our social spaces may be used for Residence Life Team and Students’ Guild society events. Check out the Residence Life Team and Students’ Guild event calendars.

For more details, please contact rssb@exeter.ac.uk.

  • The multi-purpose Common Room in Central Block has a TV, sofas, bean bags, tables and chairs. It can be used for social gatherings, group study or games nights, for example.
  • 'The Grange' dining room in Ross House H Block offers a modern, cosy social space. It has a well-furnished kitchen and dining area perfect for hosting dinner parties or gatherings with snacks. There is a foosball table and small adjoining TV Lounge. Watch this YouTube video to see how you could use the space.
  • There is a snooker and pool table by reception in Central Block and many benches are placed around Birks Grange Village to enjoy the outdoors during warmer weather.
  • All catered residences provide dining rooms which are great places to meet up during mealtimes. Self-catered students can purchase meal cards here.
  • The multi-purpose Common Room near reception in Holland Hall F Block has a TV, sofas, tables, and chairs. This split-level social space could be used for small gatherings and boasts outstanding views.
  • All catered residences provide dining rooms which are great places to meet up during mealtimes. Self-catered students can purchase meal cards here.
  • On the ground floor of Mardon Hall there is a large Common Room with a TV, sofas and a pool and table tennis table. Table tennis equipment can be borrowed from Holland Hall Reception.
  • The Library opposite offers a quiet place for independent and group study.
  • The two outdoor tennis courts are bookable through Exeter Tennis Centre. Outside of bookings they are free and available to all residents. Tennis equipment can be borrowed from Holland Hall Reception.
  • All catered residences provide dining rooms which are great places to meet up during mealtimes. Self-catered students can purchase meal cards here.
  • The Common Room in Lopes Hall is equipped with a TV, sofas, tables, and chairs. It has a vending machine for light refreshments.
  • Lopes Library offers a quiet space for independent and group study.
  • There are two non-bookable outdoor tennis courts available to all residents, benches, and lots of green space to enjoy during warmer weather. Tennis equipment can be borrowed from Lopes Hall Reception.
  • All catered residences provide dining rooms which are great places to meet up during mealtimes. Self-catered students can purchase meal cards here.
  • Spreytonway residents may enjoy sole use of the Communal area and there are several other bookable spaces for all residents to use for a variety of events.
  • The large Kitchen / Lounge is fitted with 2 ovens, microwaves, hobs, and a furnished dining area with TV that could be used to host a dinner party or cooking event.
  • The Multi-use Space has tables, large bean bags and a projector and could host a birthday party or movie night.
  • If you study at or are a frequent visitor to St. Luke’s campus, there are several non-bookable communal spaces.
  • The Library has well-equipped computer suites located on the ground floor and a quiet study suite on the second floor.
  • At Giraffe House there are quiet study booths available to groups and individual students with opening times increasing during exam and revision periods. 
  • The Cross Keys building provides a vibrant place to study, meet, eat, and drink. There is ample seating and a quiet space on the first floor.