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Arriving on campus

Your route onto and around campus has been carefully planned to help prevent delays and congestion.

Once you've accepted your accommodation offer in September, you'll be provided with a link to the Arrivals Weekend booking form. This is designed to help make your arrival onto campus as smooth as possible. It is important that you fill this out at the earliest opportunity as it directly relates to the arrival instructions you will be given.

On the 25 September, you will then receive detailed arrival instructions based on the information you've provided. Please look out for this email and follow the instructions given.

If you arrive after 5.30pm on Saturday 30 September or 4.30pm on Sunday 1 October, please go to Student Reception, Senate House to collect your key and Warwick ID Card.

Welcome to Warwick Programme

Our welcome programme is the perfect way to introduce yourself to life at Warwick and in the UK. Our activities will help you settle in before you begin your studies, meet other new students and become familiar with campus and our support services. Visit the web pages to learn more and book your place.

Arriving in the UK

Take a look at what you’ll need when arriving in the UK.

For travel information, see the International Guide and Visiting Us pages. Airport transfer from London Heathrow and Birmingham International airports can be booked separately or as part of the Welcome to Warwick programme using our online booking form.

Collecting your keys and Warwick ID Card

Please see our card collection information.

Police registration

You may need to register with the police to confirm your UK address and the course you're studying. See our police registration web pages for further information.

Visa checks and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) collection

You will be able to attend in-person visa checks and BRP collection after arriving. If you are subject to immigration control in the UK, you will need to attend one of these events to complete your enrolment with us.

More information and a timetable can be found on our Immigration Events page

Welcome to Warwick Programme (23 – 30 September)

Our welcome programme is the perfect way to introduce yourself to life at Warwick. Our activities will help you settle in before you begin your studies, meet other new students and become familiar with campus and our support services. Visit the web pages to learn more and book your place.

Travel arrangements

See our Visiting Us pages for travel directions.

Collecting your keys and Warwick ID Card - on campus

Please see our card collection information.

Collecting your keys and University card - off campus

Available to collect from the start of your contract at Student Reception, Senate House.
Please see our card collection information for further details.

If living in Liberty Park and Study Inn, they will send you information about checking in.

Privately-rented accommodation

Your landlord or letting agent will send you instructions for moving in and collecting your keys.

30 September and 1 October

If you are planning to arrive on main campus this weekend, please let us know through the Arrivals Weekend booking form (available in September). This will help us ease congestion and traffic around campus and ensure you go to the correct place to collect your key.

Arriving out of hours?

After 5.30pm on Saturday 30 September or 4.30pm on Sunday 1 October, please go to Student Reception, Senate House to collect your key and Warwick ID Card.

If you're due to arrive between 3am and 7am, please email Student Reception before your arrival. This also applies if you are arriving on any day other than 30 September or 1 October.

Early Arrival

Please be aware that accommodation is not available before the start of your contract. If you are a postgraduate student and intend to arrive before 23 September or an undergraduate student and intend to arrive before the start date of your contract, you will need to find short-stay accommodation. There are many hotels and guesthouses in the local area.

For some courses, your Warwick ID Card may be provided as part of your course induction.

Arriving after term starts?

If you are unable to arrive before 4:30pm on Sunday 1 October, please go to Student Reception, Senate House to collect your key and Warwick ID Card.

Please note: if you are unable to arrive before midnight on Friday 6 October, please email Warwick Accommodation in advance stating the intended date of your arrival. It is important to do this because any unclaimed accommodation will be re-allocated after midnight on 6 October.

Welcome Hub

Come along to the Oculus on 30 September and 1 October to speak to current students and staff, ask questions, grab a drink and listen to our student panels taking place at 1.30pm and 4pm. Tweet your questions beforehand using #warwick2017 and our panels will give you the insider information.

Warwick Students' Union (SU)

The SU will be running a varied programme of events during the first weeks of term. For the latest news and updates, join the Freshers' Facebook page.

Vice-Chancellor's Welcome Events

Our Vice-Chancellor, Stuart Croft, and President of the Students' Union, Hope Worsdale, invite you to their welcome events for new students:

For undergraduates: 9am, Monday 2 October, Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

For postgraduates: 9am, Tuesday 3 October, new venue: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

Checklists

For more activities to get involved with, see our checklists for undergraduates and postgraduates.