If you live locally you may prefer to live at home whilst you study at university.


Living at home may be a cheaper alternative, but remember, you will need to add the cost of commuting to university when calculating your budget. You should also consider the travel time.

Don’t worry there will still be lots of opportunities for you to get involved and make friends.

Plan your journey to campus.

Please note: There is very limited parking on campus, so you are encouraged to use our Park and Ride facility if you plan to drive to University. Download the student parking leaflet for full details regarding student parking.


Is it easy to commute to campus?

Hatfield is well served by public transport and has direct bus links across Hertfordshire. The University also offers a Park and Ride facility for commuting students travelling by car.

More about travelling to University.

Where can I hang out when I have big gaps between lectures?

You don’t need to have a room in halls to go back to, there are plenty of spaces on campus where you can relax or study if you have a break between lectures. For example, we have just opened new common rooms/social spaces on both campuses.

Will I miss out on things if I live at home and commute to campus?

You can find out the latest events and activities available across both campuses on StudyNet.

Also, check out the Active Students timetable to enjoy free non-competitive sport activities. It’s a great way to try out different activities and meet new people!

The Students’ Union also have events running throughout the year and the EleHouse on the College Lane Campus and Club de Havilland on de Havilland Campus also offer various events to students.