Accommodation

Short stay and vacation applications

Find a course

Term-time short stay  applications

Term-time short stay

How to apply for short stay accommodation

Applications for Colchester and Southend term-time short stay accommodation are now open.

If you need a room for a few days then we can offer short-stay accommodation bookings for a minimum of 3 or more nights in either Colchester or Southend, during the spring and summer terms.     

Accommodation options and prices are on the application form.

Please note, that bedding is not included.

Apply

Colchester
Southend

 

The last possible out date is Friday 21 June 2024.

Applications can be received Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm but may not be processed immediately, so please allow at least 3 working days to be processed. If you are planning on arriving over a weekend, please apply well in advance.

 

 

Summer vacation applications

Who can apply for vacation accommodation

Summer vacation accommodation is available for all registered students.

How to apply

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.

Important Information

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

Move in date

The last possible in date for vacation bookings is 9 September 2024.

If you're living in private accommodation you won't be able to move in until Tuesday 2 July 2024. If you're currently living in University accommodation your vacation booking will start at the end of your current contract and we will let you know when your summer room is ready.

Move out date

Last possible out date is Monday 16 September 2024.

End of contract

All accommodation contracts end in mid-September to allow for cleaning and essential maintenance work to be completed. There can be no extensions of accommodation beyond this time.

However, if you are in University accommodation over the summer and have accommodation the following academic year you may remain in your current room until your term-time room is ready. You are not required to make an additional booking for this, as we will invoice you for this automatically in September. You will be expected to move as soon as you are notified in order that your vacation room can be prepared for new students arriving

 

Graduation bookings

Residential accommodation is available for let during the summer vacation to groups and individuals who aren't students of the University, including accommodation for Graduating students and their guests and family members.

You can book this accommodation through Event Essex.

 

Student browsing online
Terms and Conditions of Residence

Our terms and conditions give details of the terms of your tenancy agreement. By accepting a room when it is offered you are accepting these terms and conditions and you will be entering into a legally binding contract.

Student studying in accommodation halls
Get in touch
For further information about vacation bookings for students