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Apply for summer accommodation

Registered full-time students can apply for a room over the summer

This page explains who can apply for summer accommodation, which halls are available and how the application process works. 

Please note: Summer applications are currently closed

Summer applications are usually open in Lent term and close in mid-April. You can still apply but it will be unlikely that we can offer you accommodation. 

When can I stay?

Summer accommodation starts on 10 June 2017 and ends on 2 September 2017. These dates are fixed. You can't apply for fewer or more days. 

What does it cost? 

You'll be charged the term time rate for the room that we offer you. Download: Table of accommodation fees [PDF]

Which halls are open over the Summer?

How to apply for summer accommodation

1. Check if you're eligible

  • Every registered full-time LSE student can apply, unless you already live in LSE accommodation on a 50 week contract.
  • Summer vacation rooms are for single students. We don't normally provide summer vacation accommodation for couples.

2. Apply online via hallpad

You can apply online using hallpad.

In hallpad, we'll ask you to:

  • Set up an account, if you don't have one already, using your date of birth, LSE ID number and email address.
  • Select 'Summer vacation application' for your academic year.
  • Choose a budget range (we'll only show you halls in this range).
  • Tell us which hall you would prefer (UG students can only choose Butler's Wharf Residence).
  • Tell us whether you would accept another option if your first choice is unavailable (this may increase your chances of receiving an offer).
  • Tell us if you want to disclose any disabilities or other support needs (this will give you access to the GP assessment form, also see: [LINK to Accommodation for students with disabilities and other support needs]).

 

Summer accommodation application FAQ

Q: What are the chances of getting a room?

Availability relies on students at Butler's Wharf Residence and Lilian Knowles House moving out early, so it varies from year to year.Graduate students on a 12-month programme have priority, because they are most likely to have academic reasons for staying in summer. Undergraduate students will be offered any remaining rooms. For the best chance to get a room, apply as early as possible. After the closing date, you can still apply, but you're unlikely to be successful.

Q: Can I change my application after submitting?
Yes, you can amend your application at any time, unless you have already received and accepted an offer.

Q: How long do I have to wait until I get a decision?
We make offers within 28 days. We try to give you a decision as soon as possible, but we rely on term-time students moving out early. We make offers right up to the start of the summer vacation. Rooms are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduate students are made offers first. We can't guarantee you an offer, but we'll keep you up to date to help you plan.

Q: How will I be notified of an offer?
We will send you an email. You can then view your offer on the summary screen of your hallpad account.

Q: When can I check in and what happens on check-in day? 

Check-in is on 10 June 2017.Your room should be ready for you by 3pm in the afternoon. If you arrive before 3pm, your room may not be ready, and you'll need to wait at reception before you can get the keys.

We won't be able to you help with moving between halls, but your hall reception team may be able to suggest local removal services.

We'll email you with more details closer to check-in day.

Q: How high is the deposit and when do I pay the rest?

  • £250 deposit at Butler's Wharf Residence

  • £400 deposit at Lilian Knowles House (includes a £75 admin charge)

    The deposit is credited against the total cost of your room. The rest of your fees is due before you arrive. Payment instalments aren't available. If you're a current resident, you need to pay any outstanding fees before you can move.

 

Apply in hallpad

Already applied for summer accommodation? Visit: Next steps