SUISS Graduate Program 

Summer Study Abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland
Graduate Housing Information

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Term One: Literature – Modernism
Term Two: Literature – Scottish Literature
Term Three Literature – Contemporary Literature or Creative Writing

Your housing in Edinburgh is guaranteed and arranged for you by Arcadia University while the program is in session. 

Housing Preference Form

To indicate your housing preferences, submit them using your Arcadia Passport. Please contact your Arcadia program manager if you have any questions about housing options or housing fees.

Housing Costs

Your program fee covers the cost of standard accommodation and most meals while in Edinburgh.  You will not be permitted to check into housing if your program fee is not paid in advance.

Housing in Edinburgh

All SUISS students will be housed in the Pollock Halls of Residence, located half a mile (15-minute walk) from the University center.  Students will be accommodated in single or twin bedrooms with a wash basin in each room.  All 12 halls share a dining hall, computer lab, and student bar.  Smoking is not permitted in any of the rooms at Pollock Halls. 

Each bedroom is equipped with a telephone and data point for internet access.

Pollock Halls sit at the foot of Arthur's Seat and at the edge of Holyrood Park.  The Royal Commonwealth facilities, which house a 50-meter swimming pool with diving facilities, saunas and solariums, are next door to the Halls and open to the public. 

The large majority of SUISS students will stay together in standard accommodation at Pollock Halls, in which bath/shower facilities are shared and are available at a ratio of one bathroom per six bedrooms.  For an extra fee per term and pending availability, students with special needs can request en-suite accommodation, which has private bath/shower facilities in each bedroom.  Please contact your Program Manager for specific information regarding the additional fee for this option and please also be aware that, if selected, the surcharge for en-suite accommodation will automatically be added to your Arcadia student bill.

Meals at Pollock Halls

The program fee covers breakfast and dinner from Mondays to Sundays and lunch from Monday to Friday.  You must budget to purchase your own lunches on the weekends.

Linens and Laundry

Duvet covers, pillow cases, and linens are provided.  Students must bring their own towels. The rooms will be serviced daily but students will be responsible for making their own beds. A laundering service is not provided (apart from the change of sheets every 4 days), but there are washing, drying and ironing facilities available for a small charge.

Address and Telephone Number

Your address for receiving mail is:
    Your name
    c/o Reception
    Pollock Halls of Residence
    18 Holyrood Park Road
    Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

The Pollock Halls Reception Center has a telephone number for incoming calls: 011-44-131-667-1971.