Find out about living in on- or off-campus accommodation managed by the University. Also see who to contact to resolve any housing complaints.

New postgraduate contract move out date

Due to an earlier than usual start to the 2024-2025 academic year, all accommodation must be vacated by Saturday 7 September 2024. This is to ensure time for essential cleaning and maintenance in preparation for the 2024 intake. 

So that we can provide support to you during this period, all postgraduate students must complete a form to say you are aware of the move out date.

Swap rooms

If you would like to change rooms, you can use the Rooms Swap app in Sussex Direct to look for another room.

This usually opens one week after you have arrived to give you time to decide if the room is right for you, but due to the industrial action the swap list will open at 10am on Wednesday 4 October.

Once you have found someone to swap rooms with, you both need to visit the Housing office together to complete some paperwork. There is a £26 administration charge for each student.

Moving in day

Find out where to collect your keys when you move in and download a car windscreen sheet in advance if you need to park.

Equipment guide

You can read and download our equipment guide [PDF 297KB] on how to use the most common items found in our accommodation.

Getting post delivered

Find out how to get your mail in Sussex residences, including parcels such as Amazon deliveries.

Stay in your room over Christmas

You will need to let us know you’re staying in your accommodation over Christmas. You’re welcome to stay – you just need to tell us for safety reasons.

Also check out things to know over the holidays, such as our operational opening times and festive events.