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St Salvator's Hall

8 The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AZ

Capacity: 191 in main building, 85 in annexe

Category: Medium-sized catered hall

Hall description

St Salvator’s Hall was originally built in 1930, and lies in a central, but quiet, location between The Scores and North Street adjacent to the United College Quadrangle. The hall boasts an impressive oak-panelled dining room, featuring a series of stained glass windows commemorating founders and benefactors of the University. The building is in close proximity to the Castle, and Castle sands. It is close to several Arts buildings in the centre of town, and a full range of shops are within a minute’s walk of St Salvator’s Hall. St Salvator’s Hall accommodates approximately 200 undergraduate students in both shared and single rooms in the main building, and a further 85 students in single rooms in the Gannochy House annexe. St Salvator’s Hall is catered and offers 19 meals a week during term time. The hall is rich in traditions and Formal events such as High Table and Wardens Tea, which are a weekly occurrence.  St Salvators is one of the oldest halls of residence in St Andrews. Its charm and beauty make it a wonderful place to live.

Hall history

In the 1920s the vice-chancellor of the University of St Andrews, Sir James Irvine made plans to extend university buildings and St Salvator's Hall was one of the first outcomes of this vision. The hall, originally a male-only residence, was built between 1930 and 1933 and funded by the American Philanthropist Edward Harkness. Modelled on Oxbridge colleges, the architectsMills & Shepherd had previously built University Hall. It was extended between 1937 and 1939 at a cost of £40,000, and underwent a £1.7 million refurbishment in 1994. Since 1971 the building and its sundial have been listed as Grade B by Historic Scotland. The stained glass windows, designed by William Wilson, and paintings in its oak-panelled dining room, feature associates and benefactors of the University of St Andrews such as David Beaton, James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose and Edward Harkness. Some notable residents include Nobel Prize winner James W Black and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (then Prince William and Catherine Middleton)

Hall colours

Red/Maroon and Silver

Hall Wardennial Team

Warden: Dr Emilka Skrzypek

Assistant Wardens: 4

Residential services

Residential Services Managers: Eelyn Parker
Deputy Residential Services Manager: Lesley Wilson

Hall Information

Porter Service


Wardennial Team:


+44 (0)1334 46 7125

Warden Duty Hours: Monday-Friday           7.00pm-8.00am     Saturday-Sunday     2.00pm-8.00am

Hall Reception

Phone Number:
+44 (0)1334 46 7152

Dining Hall:

Breakfast: 8.00am-9.00am
Lunch: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Dinner: 5.45pm-6.45pm


Lunch: 12.00pm-1.00pm

Facilities:                      Laundry                        Common spaces        Computer room