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 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018. 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.

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 12.30pm 3 West North
Eastwood (houses one to 19) 2pm to 6pm 3 West North
Eastwood (houses 20, 21 and 24 to 41) 8.30am to 12.30pm 3 West North
Eastwood (houses 22 and 23) 2pm to 6pm 3 West North
Eastwood (houses 42 to 51) 8.30am to 12.30pm 3 West North
Polden 2pm to 6pm 3 West North
Polden Court 8.30am to 12.30pm 3 West North
Westwood (Quarry, Derhill and Wolfson) 8.30am to 12.30pm 3 West North
Westwood (Quantock, Mendip and Cotswold) 2pm to 6pm 3 West North
The Lodge 8.30am to 12.30pm East Building
Norwood House 2pm to 6pm East Building
Osborne House 8.30am to 12.30pm East Building
The Quads (Blocks A and B) 8.30am to 12.30pm East Building
The Quads (Block C) 2pm to 6pm East Building
The Quads (Block D) 8.30am to 12.30pm East Building
The Quads (Block E) 2pm to 6pm East Building
Marlborough Court 8.30am to 12.30pm East Building
Solsbury Court 8.30am to 12.30pm East Building
Woodland Court 2pm to 6pm East Building

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 22 September or Sunday 23 September 2018:

  • 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 22 and 23 September.

If you need to arrive earlier or later than this, contact the Security team on +44 (0)1225 385349 who can help you collect your keys.

After moving in weekend

If you arrive on or after Monday 24 September 2018, 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
  • Polden
  • Brendon 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.