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

Arriving in September 2019

Arrivals Weekend for the academic year 2019/20 is over Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September. Due to parking constraints at sites, and to ensure that our residents get the best possible arrival experience, each hall is set up to welcome you on the following dates:

(Note that some halls sites are set up to welcome new arrivals on one of the two dates, while other sites can accept arrivals on both days)


Halls Site Block Saturday 21 September ArrivalSunday 22 September Arrival
Glen Eyre Chancellors Court (Selbourne)    ✓
Glen Eyre Chancellors Court (Jellicoe)  
Glen Eyre Chancellors Court (Roll)  
Glen Eyre Brunei  
Glen Eyre Richard Newitt Courts  
Glen Eyre J Block   ✓ 
Glen Eyre Main Building  
Glen Eyre Beechmount  
Glen Eyre New Terrace  
Glen Eyre Old Terrace  
Glen Eyre Hartley Grove  
Glen Eyre South Hill  
Glen Eyre Chamberlain
Glen Eyre Gower
Wessex Lane Montefiore 1  
Wessex Lane Montefiore 2  
Wessex Lane Montefiore 3  
Wessex Lane Montefiore 4   ✓ 
Wessex Lane Connaught   
City Gateway All
Archers Road Romero  
Archers Road Gateley  
Highfield Hall All  
Erasmus Park All  
Mayflower Mayflower A
Mayflower Mayflower B
Mayflower Mayflower C ✓ 


Around 2 weeks 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 enough 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 temporary parking permit. 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 one of the pay and display car parks 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 Residential Services by email at 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

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 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 number. 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 use a vehicle. Applications for a parking permit for these reasons should be made in writing to 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 of 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 arrival and departure 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 one of the other Halls sites and then use public transport.

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

Halls guide for residents

Our halls guide provides information about moving in, services, facilities and getting around

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