Missed the Accommodation Application Deadline?

We know that you’ve probably had a lot on recently, with revision, exams, applying to university and enjoying your summer break. It can be easy to miss a deadline or two. Try not to panic though if you’ve missed our accommodation deadline, you still have options.

What should I do first?

There are other students that are in the same situation as you and our advice is to log into PASS and apply for halls ASAP. You will have received your student number and password in previous correspondence from us. But if you have misplaced them or just forgotten them, you can contact our LIS team on 01244 511234 or email them at lis.helpdesk@chester.ac.uk to retrieve your details.

If you need help with your application, you can refer to our handy accommodation guide. The chances are you have received a copy in the post from us already, but you can also access the Chester Campuses guide here and the Warrington Campus guide here online to save you digging it out the back of your drawers!

How does a late application work?

The process is similar for a late application as it is for one that was made before the deadline. Applications made after the deadline will be processed, however priority will be given to those applications we receive before the deadline.

You'll need to place our different board options into preference order based on your budget and what specification you want to live in for your first year. Do some research at this stage, you can see our various accommodation blocks and the weekly rent rates on our website here and details of our partnership accommodation can be found here. Set a realistic budget based on your student loan and any extra income and prioritise accordingly.

Once you have submitted your application, it will be processed but only after all those who applied before the deadline have been allocated. With that in mind, you may end up being allocated an accommodation board type that was further down your list of preferences if you have chosen one of our more popular accommodation specs as your favourite.

What if I have a specific need?

Some rooms in University accommodation have been adapted for students with specific needs, including alcohol-free and accessible accommodation. Students who have a disability must contact the Disability Co-ordinator in Student Support and Guidance, who can advise and assist you regarding your accommodation.

Telephone: 01244 511008 Email: disability@chester.ac.uk

What do I need to do to secure my room?

If you are offered a room in our halls once we have processed all the priority applications, you’ll need to follow the two simple steps below to secure it.

  • Agree to the contractual terms and conditions online via PASS within three working days
  • Make arrangements to pay the deposit of £250 - £300

I’m an international student, have I missed the deadline?

Not yet! If you’re applying from abroad and classed as an International student, you can still apply for halls of residence until the 13th of August 2017.

I’m applying through clearing, is the process the same?

No. If you’re applying through clearing, the process is not the same. When you contact our admissions team during clearing they will outline the process and what you need to do to apply for accommodation.

I have other Questions. Who can I contact?

If you have any further queries, you can refer to our FAQs page here or take a look through the Chester and Warrington Accommodation guides online.

If you’d like to speak to a member of our Residential Living Team, you can reach them at:


E: accommodation@chester.ac.uk

T: 01244 513000.


E: accommodation.warrington@chester.ac.uk

T: 01925 534220

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