Before you arrive

We're sure you're keen to plan ahead:

  • Take a look at the University welcome pages, including information on how to register and what to bring.
  • Complete the Langwith pre-arrival survey. We will email your University account with the survey a few weeks before you arrive.
  • Parent or supporter? Sign up to our talk for some reassurance and guidance.

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, get in touch with 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: LBR A 206 is Langwith College, Philip Brockbank Court, A Block, Second Floor, Room number 206.

When to arrive

Your undergraduate arrival day is Sunday 25 September. 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 Week activities and induction events will officially start on Monday 19 September.

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

You’ll be greeted by our Second and Third Year Contacts (STYCs), identifiable by their yellow and black Langwith t-shirts. They’ll show you where to go. If you need any help, just ask them!

Your STYC will direct you to pick up your key card and student ID. Don’t forget to bring a form of photo ID with you. Our staff will also be there to welcome you and are around all day for help or a chat.

If you’re arriving after 5pm, you’ll need to collect your keycard from the Ron Cooke Hub reception.

3. Move into your room

Once you have your key card, a STYC or STYM (student mentor) will help you find your accommodation.

If you come by car, you’ll be directed from the car park to a spot nearer your accommodation, so that you can unload your things. To ease congestion, please unload all of your luggage and then return your car to the car park before unpacking.

4. Say hi to your flatmates

Once you’ve sorted out your belongings and are feeling more familiar with your surroundings, you might want to say hi to your new flatmates. Your kitchen in your accommodation is a great place to do so. 

Once you're all moved in, your flat’s STYMs will be in touch soon, to let you know about the week ahead.

Keeping up to date

As the start of term approaches, we’ll email you useful information for the weeks ahead. This will be sent to your University of York email account. If you miss any emails, you can find them below.

Your first week

Throughout your first week, Langwith and our Students’ Union will host a variety of induction activities, led by the student committee, to welcome you to our college, help you get to know your flatmates and kickstart Langwith life.

Join in with Langwith life