Main College Building

The main College building is the centre of the College. As well as containing facilities such as the cafeteria, library, chapel, music rooms, swimming pool and Fellows rooms , it contains nearly 300 student bedrooms spread across three floors. This makes it ideal for undergraduate students settling into life at Girton. All of the rooms are on corridors with kitchen facilities shared between 8-22 students which can be used for limited self-catering to supplement the cafeteria. The building was built in the Victorian period so has character features, but is regularly refurbished and maintained to make sure it provides the study and living facilities needed by students.

The rooms are a variety of sizes and have different facilities from standard rooms to sets (a bedroom with an attached sitting-room/study). Some rooms will have an en-suite bathroom or a sink in the room but most will have shared bathroom facilities. There are bathrooms on each corridor, with an average of a toilet and shower / bath for every 4 to 6 students.

Bedding is not provided but a bedding pack can be bought from the college before students move in. There are laundry facilities within the College.

The main College rooms have a 37 or 38 week tenancy which means that students keep their rooms over the Christmas and Easter vacations and do not have to move belongings out. The College closes for two weeks over Christmas and students are not able to stay in the main college rooms over this period but can leave belongings in their room.

There is an all-female corridor in the main College building which students can apply for but the other corridors are all mixed sex with students from a mixture of different courses and different cohorts along the same corridor to foster diversity and communal living.

Communal areas such as kitchens and bathrooms are cleaned during the week.

For information about charges please see the Fees and Charges web pages:
Undergraduate fees and charges


Accommodation Office
+44 (0)1223 339032

At a glance

All bedrooms will contain:

  • Bed and mattress
  • Mattress Protector
  • Wardrobe
  • Chest of drawers
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Lamp
  • Bookshelf
  • Waste bin
  • Network point