Pre-arrival

What do I need to bring?

Although we include basic furniture, you wil still need to bring essential items such as kitchen utensils, crockery and pans / bedding essentials etc.

For a list of what to bring and more information, please see our pre-arrival webpage.

When can I move in?

The start and end date of your stay will be found in your Accommodation Licence Agreement and you will be able to select an arrival time and date during completion of the online induction.

Can I arrive before the start of my Accommodation Licence Agreement?

Usually, you will not be able to move in before the date specified in your Accommodation Licence Agreement. However, sometimes exceptions can be made. Please see below for further details. If you feel you need to move in early for any other reason not listed below, please contact the Accommodation Office.

New Students:

New students due to arrive in September may arrive early if:

  • You are confirmed to take part in pre-fresher’s activities organised by the Student’s Union.
  • You are invited to take part in the acclimatisation programme.
  • You are part of the international meet and greet service.

Current Students:

Current students due to arrive in September move in early if:

  • You are confirmed to take part in pre-fresher’s activities organised by the Student’s Union such as the A-team.
  • You are living in University Summer Accommodation – your accommodation may be available early but this is not guaranteed.

Can I arrive after the start of my Accommodation Licence Agreement?

Within your Induction programme (which forms part of the Accommodation Licence Pack), you will be required to select an arrival date / time. If you know you are arriving later than the given dates, you will need to complete the late arrival form (found under the arrival dates / times given), in order to ensure that your room is held for you. 

Please note: you will still be liable for your Accommodation Fees from the start of your Licence even if you haven't moved in. 

Where do I collect my key?

You will need to bring your Key Release Form with you in order to collect your key; this can be an electronic version eg screenshot or a printed version. This can be found at the end of the online induction programme which forms part of your Accommodation Licence Pack. The Key Release Form will include the date and time that you have booked to arrive.

Information on where to collect your room key from will be included in the online induction as part of the Licence Pack sent to you.

You can also check our moving in webpage for details about arrival. 

Where can I park to drop off my belongings?

You do not require a parking permit for Fresher’s Weekend and can park close to your block/hall/flat. However, we ask you only park there for a maximum of twenty minutes and then move your vehicle to a car park to avoid congestion. 

Can I have someone to stay when I move in?

Unfortunately, you are unable to have anyone stay with you in your accommodation during Big Welcome Weekend. 

Your parents, relatives, friends or whoever is bringing you to University will be unable to stay with you in your University accommodation. There are a large number of Bed & Breakfasts and Hotels in and around Aberystwyth, however these tend to get booked up quickly over the Fresher's Weekend so we would advise you to book early.

What items need to be PAT tested?

Any electrical items over 12 months old will need to be PAT tested. If items are not PAT tested, they cannot be used within University residences. Therefore, we advise getting items PAT tested before arrival. Please see the PAT testing webpage for further information. 

How do I register with a doctor?

When arriving at Aberystwyth University, you should be given a GP registration pack. These can be filled in and given to Student Support. Additionally, you could seek advice from specific surgeries and ask them about their registration process.