Summer accommodation is available from Saturday 29 June to Saturday 21 September 2024.

Stays at Xenia, Evelyn Gardens, and Kemp Porter can be booked in weekly blocks of between 1 to 12 weeks.

Prices will vary depending on the length of your stay.

Who can apply for summer accommodation in halls and how?  

Applying for accommodation

To be eligible for a place in the Summer Halls you must be enrolled as an Imperial student for the duration of your stay.

We welcome applications from Imperial College pre-sessional English, UROP and Medical Elective students.

You can apply online by completing a summer in halls application form. Applications will open at midday on 29 April 2024.

No, bookings can only be made in full weeks and individual days cannot be booked.

If the booking you request is not a full week, the end date of your stay will be extended when sending an offer. For example, if you apply to stay at Xenia for 2 weeks and 1 day, you will be offered and charged for 3 weeks

Paying for my accommodation

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment can be made in instalments as long as the due balance has been paid in full prior to arrival.

We do not offer payment plans and our halls do not have payment facilities, if you have any difficulties regarding payment please contact the Accounts Receivable Team at

You may be entitled to a refund depending on when you notify us as outlined in our cancellation policy. The list of cancellation notice periods and their associated charges are outlined below.

Notice of cancellation Charge
Less than 7 calendar days after accepting an offer but at least 14 calendar days prior to the period of residence No charge
7 calendar days or more after accepting an offer but at least 14 calendar days prior to the period of residence start date Licence Fee prorated for 1 week
Less than 14 calendar days prior to the period of residence start date Licence Fee pro rated for 2 weeks
Day of arrival and after booking start date  Full cost  

Should you fail to provide the notice stated in our terms and conditions, you will be liable to pay one of the above cancellation charges or the total amount of the booking. If you fail to cancel your booking prior to arrival, you will be liable to pay for the full stay and you will not be entitled to receive any refunds. 

If you wish to cancel your accommodation booking, complete this cancellation form.

Contact the Student Accommodation Office if you have any further queries about cancellations. 

No, you will not receive a refund if you depart early. 

Yes, all payments for summer accommodation must be paid in full before accommodation is occupied. 

All bookings are treated separately and are subject to availability. Should you wish to book for another week, the short stay rate will apply. 

You can pay your summer accommodation fees online using our payment platforms Flywire and Convera.

If you have any difficulties, please visit the How to Pay webpage or contact the Accounts Receivable Team at

General questions

You will have the opportunity to place your room choices in order of preference in your application, but we cannot guarantee that you will receive one of your preferences. At Kemp Porter only one block is available for student summer accommodation, therefore there are a limited number of rooms available. 

Be advised that room changes are only permitted on medical or wellbeing grounds. 

Check-in time is 14.00
Check-out by 10.00
Check in time on Saturday 29 June will be 16.00

Evelyn Gardens

The Hall office at Evelyn is open from 09.00 to 17.00 on weekdays when the Hall Supervisors will be on site to assist. Outside of these hours, our Concierge team will be present at the Reception to allow room access.


Reception at Xenia is open from 08.00 to 18.00 on weekdays. Our Security team will be present to allow room access outside of these hours and on weekends. 

Kemp Porter

The Concierge team will be present 24hr a day to allow room access.


The rooms you will be moving into will have been occupied by previous residents and we need time to clean and prepare for your arrival. 

Students currently living in halls who have booked summer accommodation will be contacted prior to 29 June 2024 with specific check-in information and arrangements.

If you arrive early on Saturday 29 June 2024, you will have the option to leave luggage in a locked storage area until you check-in. Please be advised that items are stored at your own risk, and we would advise you not to leave valuables. Storage will not be available after this date.

Safes are only provided in rooms at Evelyn Gardens. Unfortunately, at Xenia and Kemp Porter you will not have access to a safe. 

The university does have basic contents insurance coverage, however, this may not cover all your valuables.

Please visit the insurance in halls webpage for further details.

All our halls have 24-hour CCTV and swipe card entry systems.

Evelyn Gardens, Kemp Porter and Xenia have a 24-hour security team available in the hall. You are advised to you lock your door whenever you leave your room.

All study bedrooms are equipped with a bed, chair, wardrobe, chest of drawers, notice board, bookshelf, desk, desk lamp and blinds. Communal kitchens and bathroom / shower rooms are located near study bedrooms.

All halls are equipped with mobile-app operated laundry rooms.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your own pillows, duvet, bed linen, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and cooking utensils. Do consider that storage space within the rooms is limited.

There is bike storage at Kemp Porter. Unfortunately, there is no bike storage available at Xenia or Evelyn Gardens.

Most areas of Imperial College London campuses and Halls of Residence have WiFi coverage, though we do recommend using a wired connection for the fastest access. To register your machine or device for use on the Halls of Residence network in Evelyn Gardens, follow these steps:

  1. Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into your device or adapter and the other end into any College data socket
  2. Open a web browser and you will be redirected to the College self-registration webpages
  3. Follow the registration steps as directed

If you encounter any issues with the self-registration process, contact the ICT Service Desk.

If you are allocated to a room at Kemp Porter, each room has ‘in-room’ Wi-Fi units.

If you are allocated to a room at Xenia, you will receive access instructions upon arrival.

All Imperial Campuses and sites are smoke-free. Smoking or vaping is not permitted in any of our halls of residence.

Yes, Evelyn, Kemp Porter and Xenia all have common rooms you can access.