If you would rather avoid the hassle of shopping for food – and have access to a wide range of cuisines – a catered hall may be for you.
Our catered package offers great value for money: catering fees are included in the rent, giving you up to £70 worth of catering credit to use each week during the 31 weeks of term. Our catered package provides you with the opportunity to eat at many of the diverse restaurants around both Whiteknights campus and London Road campus, as well as dedicated facilities within your halls. Go out to eat or stay in – the choice is yours.
Our catered halls offer a choice between en-suite rooms and traditional rooms with shared bathrooms. You will also find small kitchenettes to prepare snacks and small meals.
catered rooms with shared bathrooms
These halls include a flexible catering package which allow you to eat at the catering facility at the hall or at other selected catering outlets. The catering package is only provided during term time and residents cater for themselves during the Christmas and Easter vacation. Shared kitchenettes are available for preparing simple meals and drinks.
All of the halls are a short walk from the campus centre and are conveniently located for local shops, eating places, and buses to Reading town centre and station.
Each hall has access to a Group Reception where staff are available to assist with enquiries. The facilities at each group include a laundry, bike sheds/stands and post boxes.
You can opt for a standard room or a recently upgraded standard room (for a small increase in price).
The Accommodation Guarantee applies to students who meet one of the following criteria:
- a new full-time undergraduate who holds Reading as a firm UCAS choice and applies for accommodation by 23:59 on 1 August, and satisfies any conditions of their academic offer by 31 August of their year of entry
- a new full-time postgraduate who has accepted an offer from the University and applies for accommodation by 23:59 on 1 August, and satisfies any conditions of their academic offer by 31 August of their year of entry.
Read more about the Accommodation Guarantee (PDF, 255KB)
en-suite Catered rooms
Dunsden Crescent within the Park Group offers 130 catered en-suite rooms, organised into flats of eight and 12 bedrooms.
The catering package is provided during term time, and residents cater for themselves during the Christmas and Easter vacation.
Returning to halls?
If you are a current student looking to stay in halls of residence for your second or third year, find out more information about the process of applying.
Your campus card
The University has a range of restaurants where you can save time and money. Load cash onto your Campus Card+ account and you can get 15% discount on all hot drinks and 5% discount on everything else.
There are also regular special meal deals and promotions that you can take advantage of.
Once your account is loaded up, paying for goods is as easy as swiping your card at checkouts across campus. Your card can be used in all Eat locations as well as Dol.cHe Vita, Henley Business School Cafe and Cafe Libro. Find out more about our restaurants, cafes and bars.
It can also be used to access your halls, SportsPark and the Library, and pay for other University services. Find out more about our facilities.
If you are currently studying at the University of Reading, we have lots of relevant help and information on our Essentials website.