Moving into halls of residence
Students are encouraged to move in on Wednesday 18 January 2023.
If you are unable to move in on this date and need to move in on a later date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to make the necessary arrangements.
All the key information you need to know will be sent out to you via email by the accommodation team or can be found below on this page.
You can also check our general accommodation FAQs.
Key information for January 2023 arrivals
All students move-in date
Move in date: Wednesday 18 January 2023
International students can book an airport pick-up on this day from Heathrow Airport.
Move in time: 8am – 10pm International students | International Arrivals’ | University of Roehampton, London
Where do I go when I arrive?
University Library, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU
College and accommodation
You will find here a list of accommodation blocks and what college they are in.
New Students | Which College am I in? | University of Roehampton, London
Mandatory Fire, Health and Safety training
All students have to complete assigned safety training before arrival. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. This will familiarise you with the University’s fire, health and safety arrangements, emergency procedures, key contacts, the University’s and its Students’ fire, health and safety responsibilities, and the safety rules you need to follow at all times.
There will be limited parking available on move-in day so please follow any instructions given by University staff. You will be asked to unload within one hour and then move your car off-campus if staying longer.
During term-time students can park on campus overnight and at weekends. To park on-campus during working hours you need to apply for a permit every day you are on-campus. Parking on campus.
What is provided in your accommodation?
Provided in each bedroom
Bed, mattress and mattress cover
Sink if room is standard
Provided in each kitchen
Iron and ironing board
Mop and bucket
What you should bring
Duvet, pillows and bed linen
Bedside or desk lamp
Washing powder – laundry facilities can be found across the campus
For en-suite bathroom:
Bathroom and toilet cleaner
For the kitchen:
Saucepan and frying pan
Cooking utensils and cutlery
Plate, bowl, mug and drinking glass
Tea towel and dishcloth
You can buy a kitchen or bedding pack to collect on arrival from our online store.
The great news is that we include contents insurance for all the students who live with us, by partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider. So, before you arrive register for My Endsleigh to confirm your accommodation insurance cover.
Paying your accommodation fees
When you accepted your accommodation offer you will have paid your deposit and set up your payment plan for your fees.
Many students will be waiting for their student loan to pay their accommodation fees. In line with this the first instalment for accommodation fees will be taken from the card provided on 4 October 2022.
If you wish to change the card call Accommodation Finance on 020 8392 3110. Alternatively, you can find us in the Richardson Building, Digby Stuart College, by the post room.
PAT Electrical Testing
This is compulsory safety testing on all portable electrical appliances which you bring into your room. In the weeks after you have moved in, engineers will be coming to your room to test your electrical appliances. Please note the engineer may enter your room when you are not in to carry out these tests.
In order to ensure you receive your post you need to include the four letters of your block or college, shown below, as well as your full name, room number and accommodation block, followed by the addresses.
The four letters for each accommodation area are:
Elm Grove EGPS
Post for accommodation in Digby Stuart, Froebel, Chadwick and Southlands is centralised. The address is Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH.
The exception is Whitelands College where post should be sent to:
Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Here is an example of how your post should be addressed:
Your name / FCPS
University of Roehampton
Room & Block
Be sure to read the Student Resident Handbook before you arrive.
If you watch BBC programs on iPlayer, or watch any live TV, then you need to be covered by a TV Licence. This applies to any device you use, including a computer, laptop, mobile phone or tablet. It's the law. www.tvl.co.uk/uni
If you are planning to bring your bike to University with you it must not be brought into your accommodation. There are loads of bike racks across campus. You should bring a robust lock to secure it on a bike rack.
For further information please contact:
Accommodation Move In: email@example.com ·
International Arrivals and Support: firstname.lastname@example.org