Coronavirus information and guidance

Your hall of residence

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of St Andrews and your new home. Due to current restrictions, and to ensure we comply with government and public health guidelines, the following changes to our normal arrival procedures are detailed below.


If you are an international student who is required to quarantine, accommodation will be available from 9 January 2021.  Once you have accepted your term-time accommodation, please complete and return a quarantine application form.

For more detailed information, please refer to the current FAQs.

Collecting your keys

Residences normal opening date is Wednesday 20 January 2021.  If you are arriving on or after this date you do not need to do anything. If you wish to arrive before this date you must contact student accommodation to confirm your arrival date. It may not be possible to move into your term time room immediately, but you will be allocated temporary accommodation. You will not be charged for your accommodation but will be charged £70 per week for catering.

If you arrive before the 20 January, catering may not be available in your hall, but you will be able to have meals in another hall.

Moving in

Only one accompanying person will be allowed in the residences to help you move in. We apologise that we are unable to accommodate guests during this period. If you are traveling with a family member who wishes to book overnight accommodation in a hotel or guest house in or around St Andrews, we strongly advise you to book well in advance as accommodation is in very high demand.

For more information about moving into your specific hall, please take a look at the listing below. 



The first thing you should do once you have collected your keys is complete your inventory. This will either be located in your room, or will be issued to you on arrival. If an inventory is not provided, it is your responsibility to request one.

Please check the inventory, fill it in carefully, and return it to your residence management team within 48 hours of your arrival. It is very important you carefully record anything which is missing or damaged, as the inventories are kept as an official record of the condition of the room when you move in. They are then compared with the condition of the room or property when you leave, and you will be charged for any missing items or damages. If you do not return an inventory, Accommodation Services will assume that everything in the room was satisfactory when you arrived.

Assistant warden role

The University of St Andrews is proud to provide a highly regarded, world class wardennial service as a core offering to students living within University residences. The service is an essential element of the student experience at St Andrews, and the wardennial team plays a major role in defining student life in each residence.

The role of assistant warden is challenging but rewarding. As an assistant warden, you will live as part of the residence community and help develop a strong and positive residence identity, while advising and guiding students as they settle into University life. The role of assistant warden is open to staff (minimum 0.5 FTE) and postgraduate research students (excluding MLitt and MRes students).

For full details of the assistant warden position, including the assistant warden scholarship which provides term-time accommodation as well as other benefits, please visit the assistant warden web page