The official start date for postgraduates joining us in the autumn is Monday 19 September 2022; this is when the welcome week activities and induction events will commence. 

Note: Some courses have a different start date - please confirm this with your department.

Getting to York

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.

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.

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

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

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 My UoY app

MyUoY is our app designed by students, for students. View your timetable for each day and add campus events you’re interested in to personalise your schedule. See our UoY 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. Supermarkets and restaurants on campus will be open with strict cleaning schedules and options for takeaway, delivery or pre-ordering for collection. To find your nearest outlet, see campus food and bars.

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).


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 For further information about how we use photography or video which includes you please see our privacy notice.