A new student walks towards Francis Drake Hall of Residence, accompanied by his parents and a Student Ambassador who is helping to move luggage.
Welcome to the University of Plymouth and University-managed Halls. Below you'll find everything you need to know about joining us in September.

Essential arrival and check-in information:

You will be provided with an arrival date and time slot. To view your timeslot, you must first log into the Accommodation Portal and ensure that you have completed the Hall Induction. This induction will take you through key aspects of life in Halls and provide essential information, ensuring you can make the most of your student experience.
Please note: the Hall Induction is mandatory – you will not be able to move into Halls until it has been completed.

Getting here:

To help your arrival go as smoothly as possible, colour-coded routes have been created for you to follow. They are available to download below and will also be posted around the city. 
At the end of your Hall Induction, you will be provided with a check-in QR code. Please present this when collecting your key at the Arrivals Desk. Please note, without this QR code we will not be able to check you in. 
  • 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.
  • You can view your allocated time slot on the accommodation portal once you have completed your hall induction. You will be emailed once these are available to you. 
  • 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. 
Please refrain from ordering any shopping deliveries to Halls of Residence over the weekend of Arrivals. Delivery vans will be unable to park at the Halls as we have suspended the parking bays in the surrounding roads.

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 the route given by your GPS/satellite navigation system) as these routes have been carefully mapped out to reduce the volume of traffic and disruption within the city.
  • Park in the drop-off zone and display your parking permit.
  • Show your QR code to the team and collect your keys. A member of the team will then escort you to your flat.
  • 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
Red route

Your arrivals time slot:

You will be allocated an arrival date and time slot. You can access this once you have completed the Hall Induction modules on the Accommodation portal. If you are unable to make your given time slot, you will be given the option to book an alternative slot on the portal. 
If you are arriving by car the time slots are for unloading your belongings only. You will have 20 minutes from your arrival to unload your car with the help of our Student Ambassadors. You will then need to find alternative parking if you wish to stay longer. Arriving outside of your allocated time slot will limit your ability to park close-by, and may disrupt the moving in experience for yourself and other students.

43-Week licence holders:

Your timeslot and move in date will be provided in Summer 2023.

42-Week licence holders:

Your timeslot and move in date will be provided in Summer 2023.

41-week licence holders:

Your timeslot and move in date will be provided in Summer 2023.

Arriving by public transport:

If you are arriving by public transport, please ensure that you arrive within your pre-booked time slot. On our website, we have provided some useful information about getting to the University of Plymouth campus.

International student arrivals

You will be invited by email to book your arrivals time slot via the Accommodation Portal. We are offering a meet-and-greet coach service for international students from Heathrow Airport. Student Ambassadors or members of staff will meet you at the airport and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Book your seat on one of our coaches or visit our International student welcome page for more advice. Coach departure dates for September 2023 will be announced next year.
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