University of Bath

Moving into campus accommodation for the first time

What you need to do before you leave home, when to arrive on campus, where to park and what to do once you're here.

Mother and son loading a box into a car boot
Before you move in make sure you are prepared

Getting ready to come to University

Confirm your arrival time

There will be lots of new students moving into University accommodation on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2016. As a result, the campus will be very busy over that weekend.

To make the process of moving in easier, we will give you a time that you should arrive on campus. Look out for an email from us containing your scheduled arrival time. We will send this to the personal email address you gave us when you applied for accommodation. If you haven't got the email by mid-September, contact the Student Accommodation team.

When you have your arrival time, confirm your time and print your parking permit. This will allow you to park your car for two hours while you unpack your things.

Your library card

Before you leave home, you should upload a photo of yourself for your library card. This will allow us to create your card so it's ready for you to use when you get here.

This is especially important for those of you in catered or part-catered accommodation. You will not be to use your Eat and Drink Credit until you have a photo on your Library card.

Your library card is your official proof of ID on campus. You can also use it to get into buildings and buy food and drink on campus.

What to bring, what not to bring

Before packing your bags, look at our list of things to bring with you. You should also read our list of things you are not allowed to bring.

If you are coming from overseas, you can send your belongings to University for collection when you arrive.

Planning your journey

Bath is a small, busy city with two universities. The roads around town and the campus will be busy over arrivals weekend, so allow time for delays. Contact the Student Accommodation team if you're going to miss your scheduled arrival time.

If you're using a sat nav, make sure you use the postcode for the correct entrance, east or west, depending on your allocated car park. The name of the car park will be on your parking permit.

East Car Park

Use the postcode BA2 7AY (GPS co-ordinates: Latitude 51.3794 Longitude -2.3231)

West Car Park

Use the postcode BA2 7AZ (GPS co-ordinates: Latitude 51.37972 Longitude -2.33290)

Arrival day

When to arrive

You will have an allotted time to arrive on campus. This time is decided according to which accommodation building will live in. You must confirm your arrival time before you get here.

Location Arrival time Key collection point
Brendon Court 8.30am to 1pm 3 West North
Eastwood (houses one to 19) 1pm to 6pm 3 West North
Eastwood (houses 20 to 51) 8.30am to 1pm 3 West North
The Lodge 8.30am to 6pm East Building
Marlborough Court 8.30am to 1pm East Building
Norwood House 1pm to 6pm 3 West North
Nunes House 8.30am to 6pm East Building
Osborne House 1pm to 6pm 3 West North
Polden Court 8.30am to 1pm 3 West North
The Quads (Blocks B, D and E) 8.30am to 1pm East Building
The Quads (Blocks A and C) 1pm to 6pm East Building
Solsbury Court 8.30am to 1pm East Building
Westwood (Conygre, Quantock, Cotswold and Derhill) 1pm to 6pm 3 West North
Westwood (Mendip, Quarry and Wolfson) 8.30am to 1pm 3 West North
Woodland Court 1pm to 6pm East Building
The Woodlands 8.30am to 6pm 3 West North

Parking on campus

Make sure your parking permit is on your dashboard when you get to the campus entrance.

Staff will then direct you to your allocated car park near your accommodation.

Collecting your keys and library card

Before you unpack your car, get your keys and library card from the appropriate arrival centre.

Ask a member of staff if you need help getting there.

Moving in weekend

If you arrive on Saturday 24 September or Sunday 25 September 2016:

  • collect your keys from East Building if you have parked in the East Car Park
  • collect your keys from 3 West North if you have parked in the West Car Park

Early or late arrival

During moving in weekend

The West Accommodation Centre is open from 8.30am to 10pm on 24 and 25 September.

If you need to arrive before or after this, contact the Student Accommodation team. They will give your keys and library card to the Security team in the Library for you to collect.

After moving in weekend

If you arrive on Monday 26 September 2016, or later, you will need to collect your keys from the East or West Accommodation Centre.

Collect your keys from East Accommodation Centre if you have accommodation in:

  • Eastwood
  • Marlborough and Solsbury Court
  • The Quads
  • Woodland Court

Collect your keys from West Accommodation Centre if you have accommodation in:

  • Norwood House
  • Osborne House
  • Polden Court
  • Westwood

After the semester starts

You can move into accommodation after the start of the academic year if you are:

  • an exchange student
  • leaving private accommodation in Bath
  • transferring from another university

Contact the Student Accommodation team to arrange moving in after term starts. We deal with requests on a case-by-case basis and make decisions based on accommodation availability.