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Before you arrive

It’s almost time for you to begin your studies at the University of Southampton and we can’t wait to welcome you!

This site is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to carry out the important tasks that must be completed before you start your studies. Please make sure you follow these steps before you arrive, as some tasks are essential for you to be able to register as a student with us.

New information for academic year 2020/21

Test and trace service

The University is actively developing a testing programme for students that would link with the appropriate Test and Trace service, based on its recent successful experience jointly-leading a major Government-funded COVID-19 saliva-based testing pilot for the city of Southampton. You will be receiving more details of this closer to your arrival. 

Arrival details form

If you find yourself unable to join us on campus for the start of teaching on 5 October, you will need to let us know. We will be contacting you on Monday 24 August asking you to complete a form with your arrival details, and where you are travelling from. However, you will still need to complete the welcome steps on this site.

Key dates for the academic year 2020/21 can be found here.

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