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.
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
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.
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
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.