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.
Getting ready to come to University
Confirm your arrival time
New students will move into University accommodation over six days, from Thursday 17 and Tuesday 22 September 2020.
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 30 minutes 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 need to 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
We recommend that you bring a minimal amount of belongings. When you arrive, you will be the only person allowed to enter the building, so make sure you can carry all of your belongings on your own.
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)
Your 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.
You must confirm your arrival time in advance.
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 collection point.
Ask a member of staff or one of our student ambassadors if you need help getting there.
Early or late arrival
During the moving in period
Key collection centres will be open from 8.30am, 17 to 22 September.
After the moving in period
If you arrive on or after Wednesday 23 September 2020, you will need to collect your keys from the East Accommodation Centre.