Applications for Colchester and Southend summer vacation accommodation are now closed and will open in early May 2024.
Some students, such as the majority of postgraduate students and a small number of undergraduate students will have a letter of allocation to mid-September. Other students will be required to vacate their accommodation at the end of the academic year in July and make a vacation booking if they require accommodation over the summer.
Bookings are subject to a minimum stay of 4 nights.
If you require a booking that is for 29 nights or more, the tariff is set at a lower rate equivalent to the term time rent. In this case the same letting conditions apply as for students who have been resident all year, in particular, notice cannot be given once the keys are collected.
If you require a booking of 28 nights or less or you are uncertain about required dates, the short-term rate applies. In this case three days notice may be given. Any booking which commences on or after 9 September 2024 will be deemed a short-term booking.
Before making a booking ensure you read the Vacation Accommodation Terms and Conditions of Residence below.
Applications can be received Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm but will not be processed immediately, so please allow at least 3 working days to be processed. If you are planning on arriving over the weekend, please apply well in advance.
Vacation accommodation Terms and Conditions of Residence (pdf.)
Apply for accommodation
Applications are now closed.
Prices for vacation accommodation can be found on our Colchester and Southend pages.
If you are currently living in our accommodation and have accommodation booked with us again for 2024-25, then you will stay in your summer room until your term-time room is ready, you will not need to move out between contracts (there is a charge for this period) and we will let you know what happens during this interim period.
If you are on the 5 week pre-sessional course in August and have booked our accommodation for 2024-25. You will hopefully be in your term-time room already, if not we will move you when your term-time room is ready