University Hall

University Hall, the very first hall of residence at the University, is a charming Victorian building situated near to the Sports Centre and the various science buildings on the North Haugh. It was also the first female student residence in Scotland, and this is still honoured today by the Wardlaw Wing which is occupied by females only.

Key information

University Hall offers both catered standard and catered en suite accommodation. The building is split into three main sections: the Wardlaw Wing (for female residents only) and the Lumsden Wing and Old Wing (co-ed).   

The majority of rooms are single bedrooms, but there are a few shared bedrooms for undergraduates to choose from as well. Find out about sharing at St Andrews. All rooms contain single-size beds.

For undergraduate students, University Hall has:

  • 230 single standard rooms
  • 5 single en suite rooms
  • 26 twin shared standard rooms
  • 7 twin shared en suite rooms
  • 1 triple shared standard room
  • 3 triple shared en suite rooms.

Location

University Hall is located on the western side of town and backs onto the Sports Centre as well as the North Haugh. It is only a 15-minute walk to the centre of town and local amenities, and about a 20-minute walk to the Old Course and beautiful West Sands beach.

What is University Hall like?

University Hall is filled with character, from the antique libraries and oak-panelled common rooms to the timeless traditions held by its residents.

It also has a fantastic community atmosphere thanks to its relatively small size. The student committee organises movie nights, pizza parties, games nights, sports competitions, and the traditional “Uni Hall Ball”.

University Hall

Facilities

University Hall offers various facilities for students to use for studying or socialising.

Laundry

The laundry rooms contains washers and dryers which are card-operated. You can buy a card from the card dispensers in your hall which you pre-load with credit via an online portal.

Common room

There are a number of communal areas at University Hall, including the West Common Room, party rooms, TV room and games room, which all offer fantastic social spaces.

Computer room

University Hall has an IT suite with 12 computers which students are able to access at all hours.

Libraries

University Hall has two antique libraries dedicated to the Arts and the Sciences, which are both beautiful spaces to study and relax.

Support

All University halls of residence have their own wardennial team, who live within the hall and are trained and available 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

Contact

University Hall

University of St Andrews
Kennedy Gardens
St Andrews
KY16 9DL

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7165
Email: unihall@st-andrews.ac.uk