New Students 

Congratulations on becoming a member of Halifax College! We’re really looking forward to meeting you this September. This page contains a few important things you need to know before you arrive.

Arrival Dates: 2019

You can check the starting date of your accommodation if you log onto the accommodation services website. Please do not arrive before your specified date, your room will not be ready. If you can’t move in on the day provided, please contact our College Administrator, although we cannot guarantee that we will be able to adjust accordingly.

The Halifax College official welcome dates are as follows:

  • Returning 2nd/3rd Year Undergraduate students: From Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Postgraduate students: Monday 23 September 2019
  • New Undergraduate International/EU Students from overseas: Friday 27 or Saturday 28 September 2019
  • New Undergraduate Students (UK): Saturday 28 September 2019

Want to get in touch with the people in your block before you arrive? Then join your block's group chat now!
Freshers 2019 Facebook Group Chat Links (PDF , 407kb)

Arrival time slots, for 28th September:

  • Surnames beginning with A-H:  from 9am - 12 noon
  • Surnames beginning with I-M:  from 12 noon - 2pm
  • Surnames beginning with N-Z:  from 2pm - 5pm

We have an Arrivals Talk for all new students at 6.30 pm so please try to arrive before 6 pm if possible.

If you are in need of additional help, please email: halifax@york.ac.uk

Families and Carers Talks:

College Managers will be hosting short talks for parents, carers and supporters at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm on Saturday 28th September in the St Lawrence Common Room. 

Pre-Arrival E-mails

Have you missed the pre-arrival emails sent so far? Then check them out below:

E-mail 1: Welcome Email

E-mail 2: 4 weeks to go

E-mail 3: 3 weeks to go

E-mail 4: 2 weeks to go

E-mail 5: 1 week to go