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McIntosh Hall

Abbotsford Crescent
St Andrews
KY16 9HT

+44 (0)1334 46 7035

Residential Services Manager      Evelyn Parker

Deputy Residential Services Manager Lesley Schusler

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Wardennial Team

McIntosh Hall was originally built as the Chattan hotel, and was acquired by the University in 1921. It stretches the full length of Abbotsford Crescent, and is centrally situated near the Students' Union and the main shopping area on Market Street.

It is well located for several Arts buildings in the centre of town, and only a short walk from the Science buildings on the North Haugh.

  • McIntosh Hall large common room
  • McIntosh Hall small common room
  • McIntosh Hall small common room detail (chair)
  • McIntosh Hall
  • McIntosh Hall
  • McIntosh Hall
  • McIntosh Hall small WC


  • Furnished bedrooms, with shared kitchen and shower room facilities
  • Communal facilities include a library with a computer room, study rooms, a common room, and two TV rooms with one containing a piano.
  • Standard undergraduate contract Starts 10am Saturday 4th September 2021 (excludes Inter semester break when residents will have to vacate from 10am on 22 December 2021 and return 12 January 2022.
  • Spring vacation is on a self-catered basis.
  • Bed sizes are all single

Residence Fee 2021/22


  • Single standard rooms: 109
  • Shared ensuite rooms: 1
  • Twin shared rooms: 64


  • 19 catered meals per week
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served on weekdays
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekends
  • Student catering menu
Meal Times Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday-Friday 8am - 9.15am 12.30pm - 1.30pm 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 9.30am 12 noon - 1pm n/a

We are a small but friendly hall, with about 239 students, around a third of who are returning students. The majority of first year students live in a shared bedroom, although single rooms are also available to first years. Many rooms offer spectacular views of the Old Course and West Sands. All rooms have an internet and telephone connection. There are two study rooms and a computer room, offering plenty of study space. There are also two TV rooms and a large common room providing communal social areas. McIntosh is a catered hall and is renowned for the quality of its food.

One of the advantages of being a small hall is our strong community spirit. There is always a friendly face in McIntosh, and the Wardens, Residential Services Managers, Kitchen Staff and Porters work hard to ensure that McIntosh feels like home. The student committee in McIntosh is active and accessible, and arranges a variety of student-led social events throughout the year, including Hall Quizzes, inter-Hall sport, beach games and much more. The Wardens host cheese and wine evenings several times a semester, with guests from the academic staff regularly invited. The committee also represents any student concerns, and invites all McIntosh residents to join the McIntosh Hall Facebook page.

HMO Licence: F1456/11