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Accommodation applications for 2022-23

New and continuing students

Our waiting list for accommodation for the 2022-23 academic is currently closed and we plan to re-open applications at the start of term and we will update our website nearer the time.  There is support available to help you find alternative accommodation, find out more about private housing, short-term accommodation and University of London halls

Applications for new undergraduate accommodation from January 2023

If you're a full-time undergraduate student and you're able to commute to campus for the first term, or you have the opportunity to stay with friends or family for this time, a limited number of bedrooms in Loring Hall will be available for 24 weeks from 24 January to 25 June 2023.

You'll be able to apply through our dedicated pathway from Monday 12 September at 2pm. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis, subject to availability. We aim to start processing these applications from the end of September.

In order to be able to apply for accommodation from the second term, you'll need to withdraw your application from the current waiting list. Your new application will be added to the January start waiting list.

How to apply

Log in to our application portal. Please allow around 30 minutes to complete your application.

The application process

If you're applying for accommodation for the first time, there are 3 steps:

1. Confirm your offer

You can only apply for halls if you have firmly accepted an academic offer from us, this can be a conditional or unconditional offer. If Goldsmiths is your insurance choice, you won't be able to apply for accommodation.

Once you've firmly accepted your offer, please note that it can take up to 48-72 hours before you can register on our accommodation system.

You have unconditional firm status if you have accepted your place at Goldsmiths and have met all the academic requirements (eg A-level results; English language qualifications).

You have conditional firm status if you have chosen Goldsmiths as your first-choice university but haven’t yet met the requirements of your offer from us (you are waiting for your A-level results, for example). 

Once you've accepted your academic offer, please note that it can take up to 48-72 hours before you can apply on our accommodation system.

2. Register for an account

Next, you must create an account on our online system. Make sure you have your student reference number to hand — it will be eight digits long, start with 33, and be printed on your offer letter.

You will also need to enter your name and date of birth as it appears on your Goldsmiths offer. When you enter your date of birth please use the dd/mm/yyyy format or use the drop down boxes.

Once you’ve registered, you will receive a verification email containing a validation code and a link to verify your account. You will need to use the validation code the first time you log into the online system, so make sure the email address you use is correct.

It’s likely the validation code will be sent to your junk/spam/filtered inbox and can generally take up to an hour to be received. Adding accommodation@gold.ac.uk to your email contacts may help to ensure you don’t miss any important communication from us.

Read our registering for accommodation guide for more information.

3. Make your application

Now you can log in to the application portal using the account details from the previous step, and select several accommodation options in order of preference. To help you decide, read our halls pages to find out more about the types of room available.

Applications submitted after the deadline will still considered, but may be initially placed on a waiting list.

Once you have submitted your application, you’ll receive an email confirming this. You can log back into your account at any time to check the status of your application.

Read our applying for accommodation guide for more information.

When you will hear about your offer

Once your application has been submitted, it will show as 'awaiting verification' until we can make you an offer of accommodation. Offers of accommodation will be sent out regularly in batches all through summer and into early autumn.

If you’re offered a place in our halls of residence, we’ll let you know via email. The email will include information on how to secure your place, including the deadline to accept your offer. Offers that are not accepted by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn, so please keep an eye on your emails to ensure you do not miss out on your offer.

When you can move into halls

Our undergraduate and postgraduate contracts for 2022-23 accommodation will start on Friday 16 September 2022 and you will be able to book a check-in slot over the course of the move-in weekend. Students doing a PGCE are generally able to move in from the start of September in a selected number of halls.

For those applying after this date, further information will be available with your offer of accommodation.

Once you’ve received an offer

If we have allocated you a place, you’ll receive an email with information about how to accept your place, how to agree to the terms of the contract, and how to pay your pre-payment or deposit.

The pre-payment is £150 and will go towards your first rent instalment. It applies to all halls except those in the Goldsmiths Student Village, where a security deposit of £200 is due.

If you’re not allocated a place in halls right away, don’t get disheartened. We will continually send out offers through the summer months all the way up to when students are due to arrive and we will keep you updated during this time.

Further information about moving into student accommodation

Our sections on life in halls and safety and support have some useful information on what you can expect from life in halls.

Once you have secured a place in halls, in the weeks before your arrival we will be in touch with your online induction. You will receive a welcome guide and further information on support available, including how to order a bedding or kitchen pack.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Accommodation Office and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Changes to your circumstances

Please take time to read and understand the terms of your accommodation agreement, the length of the contract and the information included in your offer.

When you accept an offer of accommodation, you enter into a legally binding contract and there may be financial implications if you then need to cancel the contract, unless you defer your place at Goldsmiths, withdraw from university or are able to find a replacement.

If your circumstances do change before you start you should get in touch with the Accommodation team for advice. 

Withdrawing your application

If before receiving an offer of accommodation you would like to withdraw your application, please email the accommodation team accommodation@gold.ac.uk.