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Arrivals Weekend 2019

Arrivals Weekend 2019 - 29 September

Watch this video created by York Student Television to find out what arrivals day 2017 looked like and start to get excited about the next stage in your life!!

‌‌‌As a large number of students are arriving on the same day, your designated arrival date/time is shown below. Student helpers (STYCs) will be on hand to give directions and help out.

Please Note:  Accommodation at Langwith College is not available before your specified arrival date/time. Please do not arrive early as your room will not be available. If you need to arrive before 29 September (27 for international students) please have a look at York Tourist Information for available hotels. 

  • New undergraduates - arrival day is Sunday 29 September.  Please go to the Langwith Centre Building to collect your key card. International undergraduate students can move in from 9am on Friday 27 September.  (Note: International students progressing from a University of York pre-sessional course onto a new undergraduate course should arrive on Sunday 29 September.)  If you arrive after 4pm on 27th please collect your key from The Ron Cooke Hub (open 24 hours).  This date will be shown on your accommodation offer if this applies to you. Please collect your key card from the Langwith Centre Building where the College Team will be available to welcome you and show you to your room. 
  • Returning undergraduates (not first years): arrival day is Saturday 14 September from 9am to 4pm.  Please go to the Ron Cooke Hub Reception to collect your key card. If you wish to return later than this date please avoid arriving on 28 or 29 September.
  • Postgraduate students: arrival day is Monday 23 September from 9am to 4pm.  Your key card will be available at the Ron Cooke Hub Reception. 

Please note that due to the size of the College, arrival times are staggered.  Please do not arrive early.  It is very important that you only arrive between the times stated for your court as parking is limited.  You will find out your room number on 12th September:

New Undergraduates:

Gordon & Francesca Horsfield Court - Sunday 29 September between 9am and 11am 

Sydney Smith Court - Sunday 29 September between 11am and 1pm

Philip Brockbank Court - Sunday 29 September between 1pm and 3pm 

John West Taylor Court - Sunday 29 September between 3pm and 5pm

Please contact the College Administrator if you have any queries or concerns.

The first day of term is Monday 30 September 2019

Please note that we expect all Langwith residents to have arrived by 5pm on Sunday 29 September.

The College is self-catered and it is recommended that you bring a sufficient amount of essential items to last you for a few days. 

The compulsory Fire Safety Talks for ALL residents (regardless of having attended in a previous year) are:

Tuesday 1st October (Blocks LBR & LHO), 5pm in Piazza, room 103

Tuesday 1st October (Blocks LSM & LTA), 6pm in Piazza, room 103


Getting to Langwith

Welcome from the College Manager

I'm Jonny, the College Manager. I manage the day-to-day running of the College; support the wellbeing of College members; and I also organise and support events and activity in the College. It's my full-time job to help make Langwith a fun and respectful community in which you are encouraged to try new activities, develop new skills and most importantly feel at home!

From 30th August, I along with other members of the College Team and the LangwithCollege Student Association (LCSA), will be sending you some key bits of information in our weekly newsletter email. We will also be sending you a welcome pack. Please look out for these and make sure you read them, as they include information on everything you need to know in order to make the most of your time as a member of our community as well as important information about arrivals day!  In the meantime you can find out more about the College by following links on these webpages, the LCSA webspage, or by joining our Facebook Group and Freshers Event page.

Please note that Freshers’ Week at York starts with 6 days of events in your College run by your student committee, followed by a weekend of events run by the Students’ Union. You’ll get more information when tickets are released, so please don’t buy any tickets for any events now, as these will not be part of the official programme.These emails will start to go to your new University of York email address, so it is important that you check this regularly once you have access to it.

If you are a joining us as a resident student, you will find out your room number on the 12th September, which is when you'll be able to find your new flatmates, your resident tutor, your STYCs (Second and Third Year Contacts) and your STYM (Second and Third Year Mentor).

If you miss any of our weekly emails you can find them here:


Welcome to Langwith

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What to Bring

What to Bring

Check out what essentials you need to bring with you.

If you wish to coordinate your belongings with your room, the colour schemes are given below.

Philip Brockbank Court A/B:

  • Walls: Pink
  • Pin boards: Purple
  • Curtains: Purple

Sydney Smith Houses B/C, John West Taylor Houses A/C:

  • Walls: Light Yellow
  • Pin boards: Yellow
  • Curtains: Yellow  

G&F Horsfield Block A, Sydney Smith Block A:

  • Walls: Light Blue
  • Pin boards: Blue
  • Curtains: Blue

G&F Horsfield Block B, John West Taylor Block B:

  • Walls: Light Orange
  • Pin boards: Orange
  • Curtains: Orange




STYCs (Second and Third Year Contacts) are second and third year students that have signed up to help you settle in to university life. They will go to all of the freshers week events with your house and make sure that you have an amazing freshers week. As continuing students, they know all the ins-and-outs of student life in Langwith and at the University so they can show you how great student life in York is!

Head STYCs

Head STYCs are in charge of the residential blocks on-campus during freshers week. They organise the STYCs in that block and take care of more serious welfare issues. Whilst your STYCs are your first point of contact, you can get in touch with your Head STYCs at any time if you have any questions. Their emails and numbers will be on a poster in your house when you move in!


Second and Third Year Mentors (STYMS)

STYMs, also known as Second and Third Year Mentors, help new students to settle in, adjust to independent living/study and take advantage of the opportuntes open to them at York. 

All Fresher's will have STYMs looking after their house.  Your STYMS will be a point of contact throughout the year to aid your transition into the college community. They will check in with your house, in person and occasionally by email, throughout the year, provide information about campus life, opportunities in Langwith, YUSU and different support services that the university has for students. 





Postgraduate Langwithians


All college events and activities are open to postgraduates as well as undergraduates.  Our Postgraduates can also become associate members of Wentworth College (the University's postgraduate college).  This means they will receive the Wentworth College newsletter, and can attend any Wentworth College events.

To keep up to date with key postgraduate events throughout the University, take a look at the GSA website