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Arrival

Read our guidance below to prepare for your arrival at your halls of residence, ready to move in.

Arriving in September

Arrivals Weekend for the academic year 2016/17 is over Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September. Each hall is set up to welcome you on the following dates:

  • Glen Eyre, Mayflower, City Gateway and Montefiore: Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September
  • Romero (Archers Road) and Erasmus Park: Saturday 24 September only
  • Bencraft, Highfield Halls, Connaught, St Margarets and Gateley (Archers Road): Sunday 25th September only

Prior to moving into halls, you will be emailed the online e-induction. In this e-induction you will learn about the arrivals process and what you can expect when you move into your new home.

Once you have completed the e-induction, you will be able to book an arrival slot. The slots are time specific and will give you the time to unload and unpack with the help of our welcome assistants onsite.

We understand that it may not be possible to arrive at your scheduled time, but please do try to keep to your booked time as much as possible to reduce congestion on the day.

Upon arriving at your Halls of Residence car park, you will be issued with a parking permit. The permit will have an expiry time from when your key is issued to you and should allow enough time to check in and unpack. We ask that when you have unpacked that you move your car offsite or to the signposted long stay car park to allow other residents the opportunity to move in. Those arriving at Mayflower will be asked to move their vehicle to a pay and display car park in the city centre as we are unable to offer free parking outside of the scheduled arrival slot.

Alternative car parking is available on Highfield Campus, and unilink will be running buses throughout arrivals weekend to transport passengers to and from the Campus and the Halls.

You will be able to book an arrival slot up for up to two weeks following the arrivals weekend. If you intend on arriving after this, please contact Residences by email at accommodation@soton.ac.uk as failure to do so may result in termination of your contract. Please note if you are arriving late you will still be charged from your contract start date.

Arriving at another time

Prior to moving into halls, you should complete the online e-induction. This provides you with important information about living in halls.

You can move into your Hall from the date your accepted contract begins. To find this date log into your online accommodation account, navigate to the Contracts section and view your accepted contract.

If you intend on arriving after your contract start date, then please let us know by emailing accommodation@soton.ac.uk as failure to do so may result in termination of your contract. Please note that if you are arriving late you will still be charged from your contract start date.

When moving into halls, please head to the halls reception to collect your keys. You will need proof of ID (for example, your passport) and your student ID. Our receptions are open 24 hours a day, including over weekends.

We strongly discourage all residents of our Halls from bringing their cars to the University of Southampton. The proximity of most University locations to each other and the quality of public transport systems means it is not necessary in most cases. It is a stance that is also considerate of the environmental impact of the unnecessary use of cars as well as the impact on the local community.

We can only offer spaces to our residents if they have certified medical conditions or exceptional circumstances which require them to run a vehicle. Applications for a parking permit for these reasons should be made in writing to parking@soton.ac.uk before taking up residence. All residents in Halls should be aware that it is the policy of the City Council not to issue parking permits for use on residential roads or in council car parks to residents of University Halls.

All other residents, at Halls excluding City Gateway and Mayflower, can purchase three visitor permits per term from your Halls Reception. These permits can be used when family and friends visit throughout the year. We also offer free parking during specific periods within the year, for more information on when free car parking is available at your Halls please contact your Halls Reception.

At City Gateway and Mayflower there are not parking spaces available for use with temporary permits. At these Halls visitors may use the local city car parks or apply for a permit at either Glen Eyre or Wessex Lane Halls and then use public transport.

Full information about car parking at the University of Southampton can be found on the Estates and Facilities website.

All residents in Halls are required to agree not to keep a car in Southampton. Applications for exemption on certificated relevant medical or extreme compassionate grounds need to be made in writing to parking@soton.ac.uk before taking up residence.

 

 

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