Undergraduate arrivals

Once you've accepted your accommodation offer, naturally your thoughts will turn to moving into your new home and starting life at University. You should also look at your residence guide to find out all you need to know about life in our accommodation.

Once you've accepted your accommodation offer, naturally your thoughts will turn to moving into your new home and starting life at University.

Your offer in the Accommodation Portal will contain a lot of information about your new residence, including the terms and conditions of living in University-allocated accommodation and the rules and regulations for your residence. You should take the time to read this information before you arrive so that you know what is expected of you as a tenant of the University. Visit the online guide page for your residence for all the information about living in your residence.

Payment of rent 

Your first payment of accommodation fees will be due in October. The University is your landlord and we will invoice your shortly after you have moved in. You will then need to log into your Portal to set up your payment plan. 

Online induction 

All new students are required to complete the University’s Online Induction before moving into University-allocated accommodation. The Online Induction is an interactive online guide that provides information relevant to your stay. You will need to read important safety information and respond to questions. At the end of the induction, you can book your arrival slot. 

Arrival dates

Each of our residences will have different arrival days and times, which can be booked in the induction process. The earliest date you can arrive will usually be the tenancy start date, 18th September 2021 for undergraduate tenancies, although a small number of residences will have slots available from Wednesday 15th September.  

Change of plans? 

If things change and you need to cancel your accommodation before you move in, please visit our cancellation pages for information on the steps you need to take. 

Packing to move

Please see the information below on what to bring with you and what is provided in residences.

Advice and support

Moving to University is an exciting time, but it's normal to feel nervous too. There are plenty of places to turn if you need some extra support and advice about moving away.

Travel and transport

Students should not bring a car to Bristol unless it is essential, for example because of a disability. Information about your transport options can be found on our student travel webpages. You can apply a parking permit from your residence if having a car is essential. 

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