Information for parents

Find out how you can support your son or daughter as they move into University accommodation, and how you can keep in touch while they're away.

The Sheffield Mayor moving students into accommodation in 2018


Get in contact with us

Need to talk to someone?

We want to hear from you if you have any questions, concerns or complaints relating to our Covid-19 guidance. It is important that you ring us and talk to someone who can help:

Customer Services

For any general enquires or questions about our facilities and services.

Residence Life

If you are concerned about your child's/student's welfare, wellbeing or support.

The Accommodation Office

For anything relating to accommodation.

How does my family member apply? 

Applications open in March 2021. We will add more information and a link on how to apply as soon as applications are live. 

Coronavirus Updates

You can find all the latest information relating to living in university accommodation via our coronavirus updates page that is updated daily.

Covid-19 updates

Information on self-isolation 

We assure you that we are doing everything we can to make sure that your son or daughter feel comfortable, supported, excited and at home whilst living with us in the current climate and throughout the academic year.

We have put together a little pack to help them out when it comes to food, important contacts and their wellbeing whilst self-isolating. 

Our self-isolating information

Did you know that we offer accommodation for parents, family or friends visiting The University of Sheffield? Our Halifax Hall and Jonas Hotel are conveniently located on the edge of the Ranmoor/Endcliffe residences and are a short walk from the University campus as well as Ecclesall Road, an area popular for its bars, pubs and restaurants.

Plan your trip

Parents and guardians' newsletter

If your son or daughter is coming to live in University accommodation, sign up to receive our parents and guardians' newsletter, which will be circulated prior to moving in weekend.

Sign up

Directions and maps

Find out how to The University of Sheffield University using local and national transport:

Contracts and policies

Please refer to this page for all policies and procedures for the University accommodation owned and managed by The University of Sheffield.

Read our 2021-22 contracts


£5,000, or £7,500 for student families, of room contents insurance with Cover4Students is included as part of the rent.

TV Licence 

If your son or daughter plans to have a television in their room, or watch live or catch-up TV online, they will need a TV license.

Safety and security

Safety and security is a key priority for us and we have a wide range of measures in place. These include 24/7 security services, CCTV and regular patrols.