Constantine STYCs Helping New Students Move

Before you arrive

  • Take a look at our welcome pages, including information on how to register and what to bring.
  • Complete the Constantine pre-arrival survey. We will email your University account with the survey a few weeks before you arrive.
  • Whether you are moving into catered or self-catered accommodation, you'll need to think about food for your first evening. Depending on when you arrive, our on-campus outlets may be closed, and if you are moving into catered accommodation, please be aware your meals will only be available on weekdays during the semester.

Your room number

Accommodation services will email you your room code in September, which includes your room number and block/flat. If you have any questions, speak to the Accommodation team.

  • The letters at the start tell you which building the room is in
  • The next letter is your block/court
  • The number is your room number
  • The first digit of your room number is your floor: (0 is Ground Floor, 1 is First Floor etc.)

For example: COHE/A1/104 is Constantine College, Block A1, First Floor, Room Number 104.

Students Arriving in Constantine Forum

When to arrive

Your undergraduate arrival day is Saturday 16 September 2023. Accommodation Services will email your University of York email account with a link to the induction module and ask you to book a one-hour arrival slot.

If you are a postgraduate, you can arrive from the date on your room offer. Welcome activities and induction events will begin from Monday 11 September 2023.

Arrivals day

1. Getting here

You can find travel information on the maps, directions and parking web pages.

If you are arriving by car, please sign up for an arrival slot via your accommodation offer. This will help our college teams to manage the large number of students arriving on campus. As we have limited car parking spaces, we ask that you follow this process to help minimise congestion.

Car parking process

2. Meet STYCs and collect keys

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our Second and Third Year Contacts (STYCs), identifiable by their fashionable magenta t-shirts. They’ll direct you where to go. Don't be afraid to ask them for help!

Your STYC will show you where to pick up your key card and student ID, and be welcomed by Constantine College staff. Don’t forget to bring some photo ID with you.

If you’re arriving after 5pm, you’ll need to collect your keycard from the Campus East reception (located in the Law and Sociology Building).

3. Move into your room

Once you have your key card, a STYC or STYM (student mentor) will guide you to your accommodation if needed. 

If you’ve arrived by car, you’ll be directed from the car park to nearer your accommodation, where you can unload your belongings. To help ease traffic congestion, please unload all of your luggage into your room and then return your car to the car park before unpacking fully.

4. Say hi to your flatmates

Once you’ve sorted out your stuff and have got an idea of your surroundings, you might want to say hi to your new flatmates. Your kitchen is a great place to do so. 

Your flat’s STYMs will be in touch soon, to let you know what will happen in the week ahead.

Keeping up to date

As we get closer to the start of the semester, we'll email you with information and advice on how to prepare. These emails will be sent to your University of York email account. Find any that you may have missed below.

Your first weeks

During your first week, Constantine and our Students’ Union will host a programme of welcome activities, led by the student committees, to welcome you to our college, introduce you to your new flatmates and begin your university journey.

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