This article has information on University locations to stay at available during graduation.

The University offers all graduates and their families the opportunity to stay in accommodation during graduation week. Although the University will not have any accommodation set aside specifically for graduation, there are two types of accommodation available:

Rees Hall

Rees Hall is located just 200 metres from Southsea seafront, overlooking Southsea Common and the Solent. During the summer vacation period Rees Hall is transformed into award-winning three star guest accommodation. The hall offers:

  • Single and double en-suite rooms, some with sea-facing views
  • Breakfast included in the price of the room
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in each room
  • Two guest lounges
  • A courtyard garden
  • A licensed bar

The accommodation is available from a single night up to two weeks. It is extremely popular and you are advised to book as early as possible. The daily room rates are £47.00 (single room) and £66.00 (double room).

Bateson Hall

Bateson Hall is located in the city centre close to Guildhall Square. This accommodation:

  • Is reserved for graduands only
  • A single standard bedroom
  • Works on a limited self-catering basis

In order to keep our rates as low as possible, we do not provide linen, towels or cooking equipment at Bateson Hall. Therefore, you should bring your own supplies. Accommodation at Bateson Hall is is available on a nightly basis (minimum booking stay is seven nights). The nightly cost is £14.50.

Rees Hall is a short ten-minute walk, and Bateson Hall a two minute walk to Portsmouth Guildhall. For further information or to book please visit

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