Agnes Blackadder Hall

Agnes Blackadder Hall, named after the first female graduate of the University, is a four-storey building situated on North Haugh near the various science buildings. It is also located near to the Sports Centre and is only a 15-minute walk from the centre of town.

Proposed development notice 2024-25

There is a proposal to develop the site at the Andrew Melville end of Agnes Blackadder Hall for a new 150 bedroom hall of residence. Whilst no start date has been decided, further details will be provided nearer the time should the construction start during the academic year 2024-25.

Hall information

Agnes Blackadder Hall offers both self-catered en suite and catered en suite undergraduate accommodation.

Rooms are situated along corridors, with kitchen facilities located at the end of each corridor and shared between 7 to 14 students.

The majority of rooms are single en suite bedrooms, but there are 28 shared en suite bedrooms for undergraduates to choose from as well. Find out about sharing at St Andrews.

For undergraduate students, Agnes Blackadder Hall has:

  • 94 single self-catered en suite rooms with double-size beds
  • 379 single catered en suite rooms with double-size beds
  • 28 shared en suite rooms (catered or self-catered) with double-size beds.


Agnes Blackadder Hall is located on North Haugh on the western edge of town, near the Faculty of Science buildings and the Sports Centre. From here, you are only a 15-minute walk to the centre of town and local amenities, and only a ten-minute walk to the beautiful West Sands beach as well as the Old Course golf links.

Many students choose to use bikes to travel around campus to save money on public transport, live a healthy lifestyle, and contribute to sustainability. Find out more about travelling by bicycle.

What is Agnes Blackadder Hall like?

Agnes Blackadder Hall is the largest hall of residence under one roof, but the committee and wardennial team organise regular events to create a strong community feel, such as board games nights, cheese and wine evenings and a Christmas bus trip to Edinburgh.

Take a look at the foyer of Agnes Blackadder Hall.


Agnes Blackadder Hall offers various facilities for students to use for studying or socialising. Most of the communal facilities in Agnes Blackadder Hall can be found near the main entrance.


The laundry room contains washers and dryers which are operated card-operated by the Washnet app.

Computer room

The hall has an IT suite with nine computers which students are able to access at all hours.

Music room

The music room is a small soundproof room for the use of residents to practice in. It comes equipped with an electric piano, a drum kit and other miscellaneous equipment.

Games room

The main common room is where most hall events take place. It has facilities for pool and playing board games. It also has a projector and plenty of sofas.

Prayer room

On the third floor is a prayer room, which students of any religion are welcome to use. There is also a study room situated in the same large room; it is divided by free-standing dividers.

Advice on the use of electrical equipment in residence

Catered students in Agnes Blackadder Hall receive their meals in the dining room. All students also have access to a kitchen located at the end of each corridor which is shared between 7 and 14 students.


All University halls of residence have their own wardennial team who live within the hall and are trained to support students in a range of matters – from advice on academic matters through to first aid. New students will meet their warden and team of assistant wardens during their moving in weekend.

Wardens and support


Agnes Blackadder Hall

University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9XW

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7000