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.

We'll make sure you can get to campus and moved into your accommodation as easily as possible. You'll receive more detailed information closer to the start of the academic year.

Getting to York

Pick up your keys

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

Collect your Uni Card

Your University Card is your ID, printing, library and room access card. Pick it up from your college reception on Arrivals Weekend.

Part-time students receive their Uni card in the post and HYMS students receive their card from their department.

Unload your things

Usually, Second and Third Year Contacts (STYCs) are on hand to help you into campus accommodation. We'll help you as much as we can while adhering to government regulations in place on the day. STYCs are available during Welcome Week to show you around and help you with any problems. They will give you the best tips and tricks for making the most out of your time at York.

If you're living on campus, complete and submit the room inventory 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

If you're living 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 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 paymentsFind 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 student?

See our guide 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).

New international students: Welcome to York Guide


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