Moving in to your hall or house

  • Moving in

    Moving in to your halls is an exciting time. Here's what you need to know to get ready.

    When you confirm your room booking with us you will also need complete the e-induction - this has the key information you need to know about what you can expect and what we expect of you. When you arrive you will have access to our Residents Information Portal which gives you even more information about living in your specific hall.

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    Arrivals weekend is Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September 2018. We recommend that students arrive and move into their halls on this weekend. However, we do understand that sometimes it isn’t possible for you to arrive at this time. If this is the case, please let us or the hall office know, so they can expect you.

    Arrival at Brookes

    When you arrive at your hall please make sure that you go to the hall office reception to pick up your keys. You can find the directions to your hall on the location tab of your hall's webpage. Reception will be busy so it’s important that only you go, and not your whole family. Also, parking is very limited so, if you arrive by car, you will need to unload it and remove it straight away to the nearest park and ride to allow more residents the opportunity to unload.

    Arriving from overseas

    If you are coming from overseas it may be that you cannot arrive exactly on arrivals weekend. If you need to arrive earlier we may be able to accommodate you in halls. Please contact us if this is the case.


    Our International Student Advice Team provide useful information and support for students arriving from overseas. Please feel free to contact them if needed.

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    What to bring

    Please be aware that if you have your own bathroom you will need to clean it, so bring some cleaning products with you. Also don’t bring too much food in case there isn’t enough room in the kitchen to store it. Arrive with the basics and go shopping once you’ve had a look in the kitchen.