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What to bring with you

What’s already provided and what you need to bring to halls will vary depending on what room type you are offered. Make sure you check the details of your offer by logging in to your online accommodation account to see the type of room you’ll be staying in.

What we provide

In your bedroom, we provide the following:

  • Bed base
  • Mattress
  • Mattress cover
  • Desk and chair
  • Storage space (wardrobe, bedside table, etc)
  • Rubbish bin

In your kitchen, we provide:

  • Oven and hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Table and chairs
  • Rubbish bin
  • Ironing Board
  • Hoover
  • Mop and bucket

And in the bathroom:

  • Shower curtain
  • Toilet roll (communal toilets only)

What you need to bring

For all room types, don't forget these essential items for your room:

  • Duvet
  • Pillow
  • Sheets (pillow case, duvet cover, bed sheet)
  • Coat hangers

And the following for your kitchen:

  • Cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Crockery (plates, bowls, glasses, mugs)
  • Cooking equipment (saucepans, pots, baking tray, oven dish)
  • Cooking utensils

You may want to wait until you’ve moved into Halls before buying the following items as you could buy them as a flat:

  • Tea towels
  • Washing up liquid
  • Scrubbing brush/dish cloth
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Iron

And lastly, for your bathroom you'll need to bring:

  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet roll and cleaning products (en-suite, studios and flats only)

Anything else?


Visit the University of Southampton Residences Page


Once you’ve received your offer you can visit the University of Southampton Residences Facebook page and your Student Union Halls Committee Southampton page, for further information on upcoming events in halls.

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Your Halls Committee

There's a Halls Committee for each hall. Check out the SUSU website for upcoming events and more.

TV Licensing

You’ll need a TV Licence to watch or record live TV on any channel, or to download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer - be that live, catch-up or on demand.

You can check to see if you need a TV Licence, and if so how to pay, on the TV Licensing website.

Don’t forget

On moving day there will be some important things you’ll need to have to hand:

 These are not essential but might be worth having to hand on the day:

If you do forget to bring anything with you, don't worry.

There are plenty of shops and large supermarkets in Southampton where you’ll be able to pick up the essentials. Why not check ahead and see what's about in your new neighbourhood in Southampton's student areas.

After you’ve moved in, if you realise you’ve left something important at home, you'll be able to get it posted to you. You’ll find your new address details on the back of your room door. All letters and parcels are delivered directly to your halls reception where it’ll be held securely until you are able to collect it.

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