Halifax College primarily offers accommodation in three rent bands:
For more information see our Accommodation pages.
The condition of the accommodation as well as the facilities are taken in to account when the University sets the rent. All 'upgraded standard' accommodation in Halifax College was fully refurbished in Summer 2011.
For further information about rent bands and up-to-date prices, visit the Accommodation Office website.
All standard accommodation houses are let for 39 weeks, covering the Easter and Christmas vacations plus an extra week at the end of the academic year (i.e. the first week of the Summer vacation).
All en-suite accommodation is let for 51 weeks, covering the Easter, Christmas and Summer vacations.
Students arriving in October 2012 should refer to their accommodation offer letter which can be printed out from E-Vision system. Detailed schedure of arrival is published in the website section for new students.
However, the following provides a broad guidace to recommended autumn 2012 arrival dates:
Saturday, 29 September (from 14:00 onwards)
Sunday, 30 September (any time)
|Wednesday, 6 October (from 10:00am)
UK Undergraduate Students
St Lawrence Court only
|Saturday, 6 October (from 10:00am)
UK Undergraduate Students
(All courts except St Lawrence)
|Sunday, 7 October (from 10:00am)
Keys will be handed issued in College Common Room (JJs) between 9:00 and 17:00 on 6 and 7 October and in the College Reception (Porters' Lodge) at all other times. Students may arrive overnight as Halifax College Reception is staffed 24 / 7.
Please be aware, that accommodation at Halifax College is used by other occupants throughout the Summer vacation (2012). Please do not arrive before your contract start date because your room will not be available.
All new Halifax College students need to provide the following items:
* - Students travelling from outside the UK can purchase a bedding pack from the College (provided they inform us in advance)
For more information see the checklist for new students.
A common mistake made when packing for university is assuming that new students should bring everything they could possibly need with them for the first day. York is a city well equipped with shops where you can purchase additional items of kitchenware, cleaning materials, stationery and so forth. For parents and guardians we recommend to give your child some extra money so that they might purchase anything extra they might need rather than to send them off with items that they might not need.
In particular, purchasing non-essential kitchenware after arriving to York allows students to share many items (which is crucial given the limited storage space in the kitchens).
For full details about permits and parking arrangements at Halifax College, please view the Parking section of this website. Students should not bring a car unless they know in advance that they have been allocated a parking permit.
Exceptionally, during the arrival weekends (e.g. 6 & 7 October 2012 for undergraduate students) cars bringing new students and their belongings to Halifax College will be allowed to park at the College car parks for up to 15 minutes only (and subject to availability of parking spaces). There are no paid parking facilities within the College and after 15 minutes cars will have to be moved from the College grounds. Regular parking patrols will be taking place.