Postgraduate welcome activities and induction events commence from Monday 11 September 2023 - see more information about postgraduate welcome.
Note: Some programmes have a different start date - please confirm this with your department.
Getting to York
If you're using a satnav, the Campus West postcode is YO10 5DD and Campus East is YO10 5GY. College directions will be clearly signposted on your approach.
There are buses from York railway station approximately every five minutes during the day and it takes around 20 minutes to reach campus.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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).
Photography will take place during arrivals days, which may be used for marketing purposes by the University of York. If you have any concerns or would prefer not to feature, please email email@example.com. For further information about how we use photography or video which includes you please see our privacy notice.