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Accommodation and Allocations Office

Short-Term College Accommodation

Please be aware that from August until at least the end of November time, college accommodation is fully occupied. We therefore are unable to provide any availability for short-term requests made during this period. If you make a request for accommodation during this time this will not be considered and you will need to seek private accommodation.

Accommodation availability for short-term requests is provided where we have potential voids within postgraduate accommodation within colleges. This is minimal availability mid-year and as this is student accommodation, we therefore are unable to guarantee that specific preferences regarding room type or catering can be met. We do not have any 'visitor' accommodation within our colleges.

Visiting students should not apply for accommodation using this form. Please contact the Accommodation and Allocations Office directly in the first instance at This form is primarily for short-term requests for members of staff, non-students or visitors only.

This form should only be completed if you are requesting accommodation for more than two weeks. If you are looking for guest accommodation of two weeks or less, please contact our Event Durham team directly. You can also find further details regarding hotel or bed & breakfast accommodation in County Durham here:

Couple/family accommodation requests can be noted within this form, however this type of accommodation is extremely limited and you may need to find private accommodation as an alternative.

If you are a current student at Durham University and are looking for short-term accommodation, please contact your allocated college directly.

Your Details
Please enter the contact details of the individual making the accommodation request
Visitor Details

Please enter the contact details of the visitor the accommodation request is being made for.

If you are applying for accommodation for yourself and have already entered your details above then you do not need to complete this section.

Details of Accommodation Request
Department and Visitor Status

Please confirm the below details regarding the visit:

  • the department you are coming to visit in Durham
  • the full name of individual who has arranged the visit to the above department
  • the visitor status of the individual coming to Durham (i.e. PostDoc, visiting student, Research Fellow, student intern)
Additional Information

Please indicate any further details that we may need to consider, such as accessibility requirements.

You can also state any potential room type or catering preferences, although we cannot guarantee these will be met.

If you have requested couple/family accommodation above then please provide the following details:

  • your partner/spouse full name
  • the total number of children who will visit Durham with you
  • the full name, date of birth, and gender of all children who will visit Durham with you