Housing over the summer

If you’re a current student, you can apply to stay in University-managed accommodation over the summer holidays.

Booking a room

If you are graduating, or want to spend your summer here, you can apply to stay in University-managed housing.

Applications are open. You can fill in a form to contact us.

Tip: Alternatively, you can attend a summer booking drop-in session from 10am to 4pm at the Student Centre on Thursday 5 May or Thursday 12 May 2022.

If you already live with us

If you are currently living in University-managed accommodation, you will have to move to a new room over the summer (unless you have a postgraduate contract).

Check your Licence to Occupy for more details about your term-time contract.

You are still responsible for ensuring your room is cleared of all belongings and the key returned to us, as per your terms and conditions.

You must do this no later than 10am on 18 June – the last day of your term-time contract.


You can apply for a summer room if you:

  • are currently a registered Sussex student – priority is given to students who already have a term-time contract with us
  • have no history of outstanding accommodation debt with the University
  • have behaved in accordance with the terms and conditions of your previous tenancy (and continue to do so until the end of your term-time contract and beyond).

You must allow at least three working days’ notice when applying for a summer room.


These are the residences and prices for this summer, based on a standard room. Other rooms may vary in price.

Rates do not include bedding or catering equipment. You need to provide this yourself.

Table of rates
ResidencePrice per night (for registered students)Price per night including VAT (for final-year students no longer registered)
Kings Road £20 £24
Northfield £24.68 £29.61
Norwich House £16.93 £20.31
Swanborough £24.68 £29.61

Final-year students

If you are a final-year student, you will be charged the registered student price until your final day of registration with the University. After this date, you will be charged the price including VAT. Payment for your booking must be received in full before you can collect keys.

Room preferences

We cannot guarantee rooms or housing. If we cannot offer you your first preference of room type, we will try to offer you your second, then third option.

If we are unable to offer you a room due to demand, we will contact you and provide a list of local hotels.

Available dates

You can book to stay in University-managed accommodation from:

  • 18 June until 31 August if you’re currently living in University housing
  • 25 June until 31 August if you’re privately-renting.

Bookings are open until rooms are full or 1 August (whichever is sooner).

In the first week (from 18-25 June) bookings are for a minimum of three nights. This gives current students living with us the flexibility to make travel arrangements.

The minimum length of bookings from 25 June onwards is seven nights.

Receiving a room offer

We will send out summer room offers by email from Monday 9 May onwards. Please don’t contact us to ask about the status of your booking before Friday 27 May as this will delay the processing of bookings.

Arrival and check out times

You can arrive from 12pm and you must check out of your room by 10am.

Unless you are a registered care leaver or estranged student, you will not be able to stay in your summer accommodation after 31 August 2022 (even if you have a 2022/23 academic year contract). You will need to find alternative accommodation.

Apply for a room

Book a summer room through our housing portal below.

If you have never used the housing portal, you will need to create an account using your UCAS number and a password of your choice. Your UCAS number is the number you used when applying to Sussex. If you are not sure what this is, email studentsummer@sussex.ac.uk and we can confirm it.

Once you are in the housing portal, select “Summer 2022” on the page banner to start your application.

Book a summer room

If you have any accessibilty issues with the portal, email studentsummer@sussex.ac.uk for help.

Terms and conditions

See our Licence to occupy terms and conditions [PDF 511KB].


Email studentsummer@sussex.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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