Undergraduates are housed within the main College courts, in the ‘Village’ on the other side of Magdalene Street, or in college-owned houses a few minutes’ walk away. There are a few areas which are only occupied by first year students, and others which are only occupied by second, third, and fourth years, but in general undergraduate students from all year groups are mixed together in accommodation staircases and hostels, fostering Magdalene’s friendly and inclusive atmosphere.
Undergraduate students must be resident in their rooms for the entirety of each Full Term, and they may choose to stay in their rooms for the entirety of each Term. Undergraduates are not charged for their rooms during the vacation periods, but they must be prepared to remove their belongings from their rooms when they are not resident. For more information, please refer to the Accommodation Handbook.
For room costs, and a list of other frequently asked questions, please see the following links:
Recently fully renovated, Basing House is used exclusively for new undergraduate students and is just on the opposite side of Magdalene Bridge from First Court.
21 rooms; rent bands: C – G.
The largest of the three Courts that make up the ‘Village’, Benson Court is situated on the other side of Magdalene Street from the main First Court, and contains a mix of architecture, from the Tudor buildings of Magdalene Street, to the mock-Tudor Lutyens building, and the more modern constructions of Benson F, G, and O.
Rent bands: B – I.
Buckingham Court is situated at the back of the Village, right by Magdalene’s shared border with St John’s College. The majority of the Court consists of red brick buildings containing bedroom and study ‘sets’, some with balconies looking out over the gardens, and most with double beds.
Rent bands: B – G.
Cripps Court (including Edwards Court)
The newest of Magdalene’s courts, Cripps Court, and the attached Edwards Court, contain modern en suite rooms for new and continuing students. Cripps is also home to several supervision rooms, and the Cripps Auditorium. Please note students in Cripps Court will be required to clear their rooms of all belongings during the Easter vacation.
Rent bands: A – D.
Generally used for continuing students, First Court rooms are situated at the very heart of the College, with views over the Court, the river, or the Master’s Garden.
Rent bands: B – G.
One of the three Courts that make up the ‘Village’, Mallory Court is made up of an eclectic mix of historic buildings, as well as the College squash and fives courts. Mallory B and C have recently undergone extensive redevelopment and refurbishment.
Rent bands: B – I.
Situated right by First Court, Old Lodge is surrounded by the Master’s Garden, and is within easy reach of the Library and the Great Hall.
Rent bands: C – I.
Magdalene owns various houses near to the main College, and all are within a 5 minute walk of the main College precinct.
30A Bridge Street was recently refurbished, and is used mainly for continuing undergraduate students. It is located above some of the restaurants on Bridge Street, and has some lovely views over to St John’s.
10 rooms; rent bands: D – I.
30 Thompsons Lane houses new and continuing undergraduate students in a beautiful Georgian townhouse, and is close to the town centre, and the shops and restaurants of Quayside.
31 rooms; rent bands: C – I.
Other properties on Bridge Street, Thompsons Lane, and Chesterton Road are smaller, housing three or four undergraduates, and are normally used for continuing students.
Magdalene welcomes applications from students with disabilities.
We are happy to put in place support and make reasonable adjustments to accommodation, but it is advisable for prospective students and applicants to contact us as soon as possible to discuss their needs further.