For full-time students, Cambridge is a residential University. Colleges generally accommodate all undergraduates and some graduates.
If you are not in College accommodation, the University has an Accommodation Service. This service offers information and support in finding accommodation, whether on long, medium or short-term periods. The Accommodation Service also list providers of temporary accommodation, such as Bed and Breakfasts, Hostels and Hotels.
If you are not in College accommodation the University rules state that you live within a certain distance of the centre of Cambridge.
Not only must you live within a certain distance of the centre of Cambridge, to be eligible for your award, you also have to be in residence for a minimum number of nights per term and engage with your studies for a minimum period.