Arrivals day

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Plymouth
and University-managed halls! Below you'll find everything you need to know about joining us this September.

Essential arrival and check-in information


You will be provided an arrival date and time slot which once available, you can view on the accommodation portal once you have completed the Hall Induction. Colour-coded routes have been created for your smooth arrival, 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 arrivals. 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 a 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 A–D

Red route

Your time slot

You will be allocated an arrival date and time slot which you can access once the Hall Induction modules have been completed 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 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.

42 week licence holders

You will be allocated a time slot on either 11th or 12th of September. Staff will be on site and available to help ensure your arrival goes smoothly and is a positive and exciting experience. Please check your emails for more information on your parking options during your arrival slot. 

41 week licence holders

Your arrivals will take place between the 16th and the 18th of September. The arrival slots available to you will be dependent on which hall you are moving into and the location of your flat. You will receive an email once your time slot is available to be viewed on the accommodation portal.

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.

    • Thursday 2 September 2021: choice of 10am or 12 noon (BST) – Booking deadline is Thursday 26 August 2021. 12 noon (BST)
    • Friday 3 September 2021: choice of 10am or 12 noon (BST) – Booking deadline is Friday 27 August 2021. 12 noon (BST)
    • Monday 13 September 2021: choice of 10am or 12 noon (BST) – Booking deadline is Monday 6 September 2021 12 noon (BST).
The coach costs £20 per person and is only available to students (unfortunately not for accompanying family or friends due to limited space). Once you have booked your seat, further information on where to meet the coach and other information will be sent a week prior to your arrival.

Self-isolation

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions students arriving in the UK from designated countries will be required to self isolate for 10 days before they can leave their accommodation and attend University events and teaching sessions. If you are travelling to Plymouth from outside of the UK please check on the government website if this affects you. If you do need to self isolate please email residencelife@plymouth.ac.uk so we can put support in place for you.