University of Bath

Moving into University accommodation in the city for the first time

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

City of Bath by night
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 24 and 25 September 2016. As a result, the city 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 in the city. 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.

You must confirm your scheduled time when you have received the email.

CRM managed accommodation

If your accommodation is managed by CRM this moving in process does not apply to you. CRM will contact you directly with details of how to move into their accommodation.

Your library card

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

Your library card is your official proof of ID on campus. You can also use it to get in to 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 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.

Find parking in the city

There is no University parking in the city centre so we suggest you use the Pay & Display car parking.

Arrival day

When you have parked on arrival day, walk to the Innovation Centre below Carpenter House to collect your keys and library card.

You can then take your belongings to your accommodation.

When to arrive

You will have an allotted time to arrive at the Innovation Centre. This time is decided according to the accommodation building you live in. You must confirm your arrival time before you get here.

Accommodation Arrival time Key collection point
Carpenter House 1pm to 6pm Innovation Centre at Carpenter House
Clevelands Building 8.30am to 6pm Innovation Centre at Carpenter House
Canal Wharf 8.30am to 6pm Innovation Centre at Carpenter House
Pulteney Court 8.30am to 6pm Innovation Centre at Carpenter House
Thornbank Gardens 8.30am to 6pm Innovation Centre at Carpenter House
John Wood Court 8.30am to 1pm Innovation Centre at Carpenter House
John Wood Building 8.30am to 6pm Innovation Centre at Carpenter House

Early or late arrival

On arrivals weekend

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

If you arrive before or after this, you can find out-of-hours contact details in the entrance to Carpenter House.

After arrivals weekend

Go to the City Accommodation Centre if you arrive after Sunday 25 September. If you arrive out of the centre's office hours you will need to contact Security.

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.