Happy Tuesday everyone!

If you’ve accepted an offer of accommodation with us, it may feel like things are moving fast now towards your start in University life. It can be both an exciting and a daunting time, so here’s some information that might help you to get organised.

If you have yet to receive your accommodation offer because you are awaiting exam results, then the Welcome Induction and Arrivals booking process will be available to you from week comm. 30 August. Although some students who had earlier offers from us will have been able to complete the process before mid-August, don’t worry: there will be slots available for you to book when it opens at the end of August.

Arrivals Weekend

The main arrivals period for 2022/23 will be Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2022. Arrivals on Friday 16 September may be possible at some particular residences – take a look at our website to check if this applies to you.

Booking an arrival slot

You will be prompted by email to complete your online Welcome Induction. This will give you lots of important and helpful information, but once completed it will also allow you to book an arrival slot.

With so many students moving into residences over the same few days, there are a few things you need to be mindful of:

  • To give everyone time to move in, if you’re arriving by car you’ll only have 30 minutes to unload, then you’ll need to move the vehicle.
  • This also means that if you arrive before your arrivals slot, you’ll need to wait in one of the longer-stay parking areas until it’s your time to move to your residence (there will be parking attendants to help you).
  • Slots will be available between 9:00am and 6:00pm and between 6:00pm and 10:00pm.

Room numbers
Whilst we have provisional allocated you to specific room, this is subject to change as we complete our allocations. So until you actually arrive and receive your room key the room number may change, however your residence and block will remain unchanged. For those students who can register with the University from end of August onwards, you will see the provisional room number noted on your term time address shown during this process, but it is still subject to change until your actually arrive.

Freshers’ Activities

The University of Exeter are organising various activities during arrivals weekend and Freshers’ week to help orientate you to Exeter and start to settle in. Take a look at the website to find out how to get involved.

In particular, the Arrivals Film Fest, an open air showing of some feel-good films during arrivals weekend will be a great ice-breaker for you and your new flatmates. Watch this space for more details.

So that’s an overview of the logistics of arriving at University. You might have already starting to think about what you need to bring with you, so keep an eye on the blog for some helpful information coming soon.

Accommodation Team