John Burnet Hall

John Burnet Hall is a small, traditional residence perfectly located close to the centre of town and adjacent to the Old Course. 

Proposed Improvement

Work took place in 2022-2023 to improve the front entrance for better access. This will be looked at again in 2025.

Hall information

John Burnet Hall offers both catered standard and catered en suite accommodation. Standard rooms are located along corridors in the main building while most en suite rooms are located in the annexe. Each corridor contains a number of showers and bathrooms, and also includes communal kitchens for students to make their own light snacks. 

The majority of rooms are shared bedrooms for entrant students.  Find out about sharing at St Andrews.

For undergraduate students, John Burnet Hall has:

  • 42 single standard rooms with single-size beds
  • 64 shared bed spaces in standard rooms with single-size beds
  • 37 single en suite rooms with single-size beds.


John Burnet Hall is conveniently located between town centre and the North Haugh. It is a short distance from local amenities, both Arts and Science buildings, the golf courses, and the beautiful West Sands beach.

What is John Burnet Hall like?

As the smallest of the University’s undergraduate residences, John Burnet Hall offers a close-knit community. The student committee is active and works alongside the residence staff to organise regular events such as:

  • film nights
  • sporting events
  • hall balls
  • barbeques
  • beach games
  • formal meals
  • wine and cheese receptions
  • quizzes
  • garden parties.

There is also a hall garden, where residents can grow fruit and vegetables.

John Burnet Hall


John Burnet Halls offers various facilities for students to use for studying or socialising. There are also communal kitchens which students can use to make their own light snacks.


The laundry rooms contain four washers and four dryers which are accessed by an app for Washnet (external link).

Common rooms

John Burnet Hall has a common room with a piano and a data projector as well as a TV room. Students are welcome to use the common rooms to relax and unwind.

Computer room

John Burnet Hall has an IT suite with six computers which students are able to access at all hours.

See advice on using electrical equipment in residence.


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


John Burnet Hall

University of St Andrews
Links Crescent
St Andrews
KY16 9JF

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7023