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

Lots of new students will move into University accommodation on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017. As a result, the campus will be very busy over that weekend.

To make moving in easier, we'll allocate you a scheduled time to arrive on campus and send this to the email address you gave when you applied for accommodation. If you haven't received the email by mid-September, contact the Student Accommodation team.

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

Your library card

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

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

This is especially important if you are in catered or part-catered accommodation. You will not be able to use your Eat and Drink Credit until you have a photo on your library card.

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 the University for collection when you arrive.

Contents insurance

If you are a student living in University-managed accommodation, you will automatically be enrolled in a contents insurance policy that covers your personal belongings.

Planning your journey

Bath is a small and 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.

The name of the car park you must use will be on your parking permit. If you're using sat nav, make sure you use the correct postcode so you are directed to the right entrance.

East Car Park

Use postcode BA2 7PA (GPS coordinates: Latitude 51.3794 Longitude -2.3231)

West Car Park

Use postcode BA2 7AY (GPS coordinates: Latitude 51.37972 Longitude -2.33290)

Arrival day

When to arrive

You will have an allotted time to arrive on campus and a key collection point, depending on your accommodation building. The key collection points are in 3 West North and the East Building.

You must confirm your arrival time in advance.

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, Derhill, Mendip, Quarry and Wolfson) 1pm to 6pm 3 West North
Woodland Court 1pm to 6pm East Building
The Woodlands 8.30am to 6pm 3 West North

Parking on campus

You will be able to print your parking permit when you have confirmed your arrival time. Make sure your permit is on your car's dashboard when you get to the campus entrance.

Staff will then direct you to an 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 23 September or Sunday 24 September 2017:

  • 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

Both arrival centres will be open from 8.30am to 10pm on 23 and 24 September.

If you need to arrive earlier or later than 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. The Library is open 24 hours.

After moving in weekend

If you arrive on or after Monday 25 September 2017, 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.