Postgraduate arrival day is Monday 23 September 2019.

Students travelling from abroad should check our Manchester airport collection service.

Getting to York

Register your arrival

It’s a good idea to register as soon as you arrive. If you’re in University accommodation this will happen automatically when you collect your keys. Otherwise visit the Student Hub in Market Square as soon as you can and they will register you.

Pick up your keys from your college

If you’re in University accommodation, remember to bring your offer letter or email and some form of photo identification – for example: your passport, driving licence card or national identity card.

Collect your Uni Card

Your University Card is your ID, printing, library and room access card. If you're living off-campus and haven't chosen a college you can pick this up from the Information Centre. If you're living on campus or have chosen a college to join, you can pick it up from your college reception. Part-time students will receive their Uni card in the post and HYMS and Health Science students will receive their card from their department.

Welcome week

Take a look at events to welcome you to York. Look out for the welcome talk and the Graduate Students' Association's (GSA) welcome party and information fair.

GSA postgraduate welcome week

International student welcome

Getting settled in

If you're living on campus, we’ll email you a room inventory when you move in. Check your room thoroughly and if you have a problem, report it online.

Once you've unpacked, why not explore the campus or join a campus tour? 

International students

See arrival information for new international students for help with tasks you need to do when arriving in York, such as registering your attendance and collecting your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

Food and drink

Visit one of our catering outlets on campus and treat your driver before they set off back home.

To find your nearest outlet, see campus food and bars.

Get online on campus

There will be instructions on how to get online in your study bedroom. If you have any problems, see IT information for new users. IT services will also be running helpdesk sessions to help you sort things out.

Visit your college stall

Some colleges have a stall where you can buy college t-shirts and other merchandise. There’s no pressure to buy but it could help you to feel part of your college from day one.


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