Find out all you need to know to get to campus and what you need to do once you're first here.

You'll need to register your arrival, pick up your University card, and get connected.

Getting to York

Living on campus?

Pick up your keys

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.

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 report any problems.

Report a problem with your room

Living off campus?

We have advice if you are moving in to private-sector accommodation, including what happens to your deposit.

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 receive their Uni card in the post and HYMS and Health Science students receive their card from their department.

Get online on campus

See our IT information for new users to help you get online. If you're living on campus, there will be instructions on how to get online in your study bedroom. IT Services also run helpdesk sessions to help you sort things out.

Download the MyUoY app

MyUoY is a mobile app specifically developed to support the everyday lives of University of York students. The app has lots of features to support your student experience. See our MyUoY app guide. 

Download the My UoY app

SafeZone app

Get help on campus with a simple tap on your phone by installing the SafeZone app. You'll have access to Security 24/7 and you'll also receive any critical notifications from the University.

Download the SafeZone app

Food and drink

Get to know campus by visiting one of our catering outlets. Note that our catering outlets only take card payments. Find your nearest outlet:

Eat, drink and shop at York

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.

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).


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