New Students

Moving into your University accommodation

When to move in, how to do it, and what to expect

When should I move in?

September 2017 move in dates and times for different University halls of residence are given by the Arrival Information September 2017 page on the University Accommodation, Catering and Events page Details should also be in your lease. 

Arrival information September 2017 page on the University Accommodation, Catering and Events website

Information on move-in dates and times for students moving into individual University flats can be found on the  Arrival Information page on the Accommodation, Catering and Events website.

Arrival Information page on the Accommodation, Catering and Events website 

If you need to move in later than the assigned dates, this can be arranged between you and your Accommodation Manager, who should be in contact with you via email before the move-in date approaches. 

 

Image of simple document with instructions for key collection and details of assigned room and university residence

Arrival Pass

Your Arrival Pass is a useful document with information on your assigned room number, the address of your residence, and your individualised move-in instructions. 

Detailed information on how to access your Arrival Pass can be found on the Arrival Pass page on the University Accommodation, Catering and Events website.

Arrival Pass page on the University Accommodation, Catering and Events website 

 

What if I arrive in Edinburgh early?

 

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and Hogmanay (New Year) in January are very busy periods in Edinburgh, so if you intend to arrive in Edinburgh prior to the start of your lease you should try to book temporary accommodation as early as possible.

Can I send luggage early?

As there are no storage facilities at any University halls of residence you can only send luggage once you have moved into your University accommodation.

 

Residence Life

Each University halls of residence has a Residence Life team of on-site staff. This team  is made up of Resident Assistants (current students), Wardens and Residence Life Coordinators, and their role is to help students settle into their new accommodation, help foster a community in the residence, and be available for any concerns regarding the residence or even just settling into University life. 

More information is available on the Residence Life team and what they do can be found at the University Accommodation, Catering and Events website. 

Residence Life page on the University Accommodation, Catering and Events website