Arrivals day
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Get ready to come to your new home in University-managed halls! 

Our Residence Life Team will be on hand on arrivals day to make moving in to your new home a fun and exciting experience. So if there is anything you’re unsure of, give them a call and get some answers from the people who will be with you for the year.

Essential arrival and check-in information

  • Arrivals are being split over two days, 14 September and 15 September 2018*
  • Colour-coded routes have been created for your smooth arrival. These are available above to download and will also be posted around the city
  • There are a number of bus-only lanes across the main routes into the city to be aware of, including Embankment Road, Exeter Street and Tavistock Road (A386). See Plymouth City Council’s parking pages for more information
  • Time slots are currently being sent out to students via email
  • It is important that you arrive at the specified time to allow for a smooth moving process for yourself and other students
  • Please print off and fill in your specific hall parking permit/window card. You will need to display this upon arrival at your hall
  • On arrival, you’ll be met by University staff and students. We will be adopting a 'drop and go' principle where you will unload straight away and then move your car. Maps for parking locations will be supplied
  • Trolleys will be available for unloading
  • Find out what to bring
  • Find somewhere to park
  • Please refrain from ordering any shopping deliveries to halls of residence during the 14–15 September.

*International, medical and dentistry students will be moving in on Saturday 8 September. There are no specific time slots for moving in but the team will be available to assist you when you arrive.

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Arrivals


Prior to arrival

  • Download your specific hall route map
  • Take note of your move-in time slot
  • Print off the relevant parking permit for your hall and ensure that it is filled in correctly.


On arrival

  • Please follow our designated route maps to your hall (not a satellite navigation system) as these routes have been carefully mapped out to reduce the volume of traffic and disruption
  • Park in the drop-off zone and display your parking permit
  • Collect your keys and a member of the team will escort you to your room
  • Unload your vehicle as quickly as possible
  • Relocate your vehicle to a longer stay car park (maps will be provided).


Route maps 


Parking permits

Blue route A–D

Black route

Red route

Medicine and dentristy student arrivals

Your hall room contract begins on Saturday 8 September 2018, so you are able to move in any time or day, on or after 9:00 on this date.


Arriving By Car

Please note, you do not have an allocated time slot for arriving, however, if you intend to arrive by car we please ask that you arrive at the halls between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturday 8 September. If this will not be possible, please let us know.

Please see the suggested route maps into the city for the different halls. 


Mary Newman and Francis Drake

When you arrive via the recommended routes, there will be a marshall/Halls Volunteer to help direct you to the correct car park. Please print off and bring with you the correct permit, as this will need to be displayed in your vehicle window. Once you arrive we please ask that you unload and vacate the car park within 45 minutes to allow other students to park and unload throughout the day.

Gilwell, Pilgrims, Radnor and Robbins – Please follow the red route and continue to the Student Village reception at Gibbon St, Plymouth PL4 8BT. 

When you arrive via the recommended route, there will be a marshall/Halls Volunteer to help direct you to the correct car park. Please print off and bring with you the correct permit, as this will need to be displayed in your vehicle window. Once you arrive we please ask that you unload and vacate the car park within 45 minutes to allow other students to park and unload throughout the day.

Astor House

Please drive to the halls directly via the recommended route. There is a car park at the halls and someone will be there to help you. Please print off and bring with you the correct permit as this will need to be displayed in your vehicle window. Once you arrive we please ask that you unload and vacate the car park within 45 minutes to allow other students to park and unload throughout the day.


Central Point and Discovery Heights

Please drive to the car parks as indicated on the route maps. Please note these council car parks are pay and display so you will need to pay for parking upon arrival. If you do not display a ticket correctly, you may receive a parking fine. When you arrive please contact the Halls Volunteer using the phone number below and they will be able to advise you on how to proceed to the halls.


Arriving By Public Transport

If you are arriving by public transport, you are free to arrive at any time after 9:00 on Saturday 8 September. On our website, we have provided some useful information about getting to the University of Plymouth campus.

Once you arrive you will need to call your Hall Volunteer who will meet you at your Hall of Residence, give you your key and take you to your room.

International arrivals

Your hall room contract begins on Saturday 8 September 2018, so you are able to move in any time or day, on or after 9:00 on this date.


Arriving By Car

Please note, you do not have an allocated time slot for arriving, however, if you intend to arrive by car we please ask that you arrive at the halls between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturday 8 September. If this will not be possible, please let us know.

Please see the suggested route maps into the city for the different halls. 


Mary Newman and Francis Drake

When you arrive via the recommended routes, there will be a marshall/Halls Volunteer to help direct you to the correct car park. Please print off and bring with you the correct permit, as this will need to be displayed in your vehicle window. Once you arrive we please ask that you unload and vacate the car park within 45 minutes to allow other students to park and unload throughout the day.


Gilwell, Pilgrims, Radnor and Robbins –
Please follow the red route and continue to the Student Village reception at Gibbon St, Plymouth PL4 8BT. 

When you arrive via the recommended route, there will be a marshall/Halls Volunteer to help direct you to the correct car park. Please print off and bring with you the correct permit, as this will need to be displayed in your vehicle window. Once you arrive we please ask that you unload and vacate the car park within 45 minutes to allow other students to park and unload throughout the day.

Astor House

Please drive to the halls directly via the recommended route. There is a car park at the halls and someone will be there to help you. Please print off and bring with you the correct permit as this will need to be displayed in your vehicle window. Once you arrive we please ask that you unload and vacate the car park within 45 minutes to allow other students to park and unload throughout the day.


Central Point and Discovery Heights

Please drive to the car parks as indicated on the route maps. Please note these council car parks are pay and display so you will need to pay for parking upon arrival. If you do not display a ticket correctly, you may receive a parking fine. When you arrive please contact the Halls Volunteer using the phone number below and they will be able to advise you on how to proceed to the halls.


Arriving By Public Transport

If you are arriving by public transport, you are free to arrive at any time after 9:00 on Saturday 8 September. On our website, we have provided some useful information about getting to the University of Plymouth campus.

Once you arrive you will need to call your Hall Volunteer who will meet you at your Hall of Residence, give you your key and take you to your room.

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