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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 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019. 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.

Please remember to book your arrival time, and print your parking permit. This will allow you to park your car for one hour 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 register online and 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 accommodation with Eat and Drink credit. You will not be able to use your credit, or get your 10% discount at food outlets, until you have 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 10 West and the East Building.

You must confirm your arrival time in advance.

Location Key collection point
Brendon Court 10 West
Eastwood (houses one to 31) 10 West
Eastwood (houses 32 to 51) East Building
Polden 10 West
Polden Court 10 West
Westwood (Quarry, Derhill, Wolfson, Quantock, Mendip and Cotswold) 10 West
Norwood House East Building
Osborne House East Building
The Quads East Building
Marlborough Court East Building
Solsbury Court East Building
Woodland Court 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.

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 or one of our student ambassadors if you need help getting there.

Moving in weekend

If you arrive on Saturday 21 September or Sunday 22 September 2019:

  • collect your keys from East Building if you have parked in the East Car Park
  • collect your keys from 10 West 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 21 and 22 September.

If you 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 23 September 2019, you will need to collect your keys from East Accommodation Centre.