We’re looking forward to welcoming you at David Kato College!

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 David Kato 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 number and block/flat. If you have any accommodation queries, get in touch with the Accommodation team.

  • The letters at the start (DK) tell you that your room is in David Kato
  • The next letter is your block
  • The following digits are your room number
  • The first digit of your room number is your floor: (0 is Ground Floor, 1 is First Floor etc.)

For example: DK/J/019 is David Kato College, Block J, Ground Floor, Room Number 019.

Students walking and talking in a line

When to arrive

Your undergraduate arrival day is Sunday 17 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, we ask that you follow this process on arrival to help minimise congestion as we are expecting a very large number of students to arrive on the same day.

Car parking process

2. Collect your key and meet the team

When you arrive at David Kato, you’ll be welcomed by the College Team and other volunteers. They’ll direct you where to go. Don't be afraid to ask them for help!

After meeting the College Team you can pick up your keycard and get directed to your room. Please remember to bring a form of photo ID.

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, it’s time to find your room and begin moving in.

Your College Team will be around all day to help with any questions or problems you may have.

4. Say hi to your flatmates

Once you’re familiar with your new surroundings and have unpacked your belongings, why not say hi to your flatmates? Your kitchen is usually a good place to do so. 

The College Team will be in touch soon, to let you know about the weeks 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, David Kato 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.

Get involved at David Kato