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Accommodation in Exeter

Contract 2023-24

If you are made an offer of accommodation it will contain information and guidance about the terms and conditions that apply to your residency in accommodation, and the regulations applicable to University residences.

Please ensure you read all the information in your offer in full before making your decision whether to accept the offer of accommodation.

The accommodation offer contains information that will help make your stay at the University of Exeter as easy and as pleasant as possible. The information it contains is not exhaustive but may give answers to some questions about your accommodation.

Many of the student residences in Exeter are owned and managed by the University, however some are either owned or managed by carefully selected partners. These partners will usually employ their own staff to carry out services such as reception, cleaning and maintenance.

If you are resident in our nominated property, your accommodation contract will be with our partners and you should refer to the property website for contractual information about this residence.

Sample accommodation contracts

Further information for 2023/24:

The 2023/24 academic year runs from Monday 18 September 2023 to Friday 14 June 2024 (includes Freshers' Week).

There are a number of different contract lengths within our residences which are summarised in the table below:

Academic year starting in September 2023 

Weeks SC/C Freshers' Week Winter vacation Spring vacation 2023/24
32 Catered Yes Not resident Not resident (First) 17 September 2023 - 16 December 2023, (second) 7 January 2024 - 30 March 2024, (third) 28 April 2024 - 15 June 2024
40 Self-catered Yes Yes Yes 17 September 2023 - 22 June 2024
42 Self-catered Yes Yes Yes 17 September 2023 - 6 July 2024
43 Self-catered Yes Yes Yes 10 September 2023 - 6 July 2024 - for Year 1 students on BMBS course only
44 Self-catered Yes Yes Yes 17 September 2023 - 20 July 2024
48 Self-catered Yes Yes Yes 17 September 2023 - 17 August 2024 - for Year 1 students on MSci Nursing course only
51 Self-catered Yes Yes Yes 17 September 2023 - 7 September 2024

Rooms in the catered residences are let for 32 weeks based on the University's term dates. If you live in a catered residence you will not be able to stay in your room during the Christmas and Easter vacations and will be required to move your belongings out for the Easter vacation.

Some self-catered residences are kept open over the summer vacation for students who are staying in Exeter for academic purposes and wish to stay on in university owned/ managed/ approved accommodation. More information about what accommodation is available is provided in the summer term.

You will be expected to pay the full fee shown on your offer of accommodation even if you do not stay in the accommodation for the full period stated in your contract.

For further information, please visit our Residents information page.