Arrivals and Freshers 2021/22

Preparing to arrive

Students living at Glasney Student Village, Packsaddle Hill and Tuke House will need to complete an online induction before moving in. The induction includes important information about your residence, health and safety during your stay and the support services available to you. It is compulsory and must be completed before you can pick up your keys.

 A link to the induction will be sent out at the end of August to students who have accepted their offer of accommodation. Once you have completed the induction you will be asked to book an arrival date and time slot. You must book a date and time to arrive at your residence in advance; numbers are limited per time slot so please ensure you complete your induction and book your arrival as soon as you receive the email. If you find the time slot you wish to book is full, please choose the next available option. 

For further information about arrival times and how to plan your arrival, please visit the FX Plus website.

On Arrival

Traffic marshalls will be available on the campus and around our residences to co-ordinate traffic.

Please look out for signs giving specific guidance on the day. You will be directed to a key collection point where Accommodation staff will register your arrival and provide instructions on how to proceed to your room. The keys must be collected by the resident and only they will be allowed into the key collection area.

Social Distancing & Safety Measures

  • You will see visible modification and signage around Receptions and the buildings. You must observe and adhere to all measures in place. The current social distancing rule is applied at all times whilst on site.
  • There will be hand-wash/sanitising stations in key points around the Receptions and residences.
  • Please use toilet/washroom facilities within your own room/flat.

For further information on the Arrivals period for 2021/22 please click on a question below to reveal an answer.

**PLEASE NOTE: For your safety and wellbeing the information about the Arrivals period is subject to change to reflect the latest Government guidelines.**

Arrivals will be staggered across the period 9 – 12 September 2021. Once you have accepted your offer of accommodation and completed your online induction you will be asked to book an arrival date and time slot.

Due to the number of timed arrival slots available, accommodation blocks may have a limited number of residents until the end of the arrivals period. Some students may choose not to arrive until teaching begins therefore rooms may remain unoccupied until the start of the academic year.

We encourage students who will be staying within University of Exeter residences to not arrive on campus any earlier than needed. Unfortunately we are unable to facilitate any arrivals earlier than the dates offered.

For undergraduate students, in order to avoid congestion and overcrowding at the residences, you must book an arrival slot and you will be advised by email when the system will be available to use.

Please do not attempt to arrive to your residence outside of your allotted date and time unless you have made prior arrangements with us due to exceptional circumstances.

For postgraduate students, we would ask that you book an arrival slot with us in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival and ensure you can access your room.

You will still need to book an arrival time even if you do not plan to arrive over the Arrivals period. You will receive an email when you are able to access this system. Or you can contact to plan your arrival.

If you anticipate your arrival day to fall later than the start of the academic year, we strongly recommend you contact your College to discuss your reason for arriving late and any possible impact on your studies. If you are an International Student, you are also advised to contact the International Student Support Office to enquire about any possible VISA constraints if arriving late.