Move In Day

Move in day can be quite an emotional day, both for you, and your family. But don’t worry, URY are here to provide some helpful tips to make the day as easy as possible. Make sure to take your time, there is no real rush to get moved in, once you have your key the room is yours for the next year!

First of all you need to get to the University, whether this is by car, train or plane. If you are using a satnav Campus West postcode is YO10 5DD, Campus East is YO10 5GY. On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September there will be a special bus service transporting you between York Station and the University, this is £1. If you are flying into Manchester airport on either Friday 22nd or Saturday 23rd there is a free collection service (booked in advanced). Once you get near the University the colleges will be clearly signposted.

When you arrive at your college, you will need to register your arrival and receive your welcome pack (containing your student card and room key). There will be plenty of STYCs (Second or Third Year Contacts) to help you.

Move all of your belongings into your new room and kitchen. We advise that you take the time to do your food shopping with your parents, as they’ll often think to buy things that you may forget, and if they have a car then it makes life a lot easier (keep an eye out for our post about where to do your food shopping in York!). Once you’ve done this, make sure you claim a cupboard and some fridge space. Take your time to unpack your belongings and spend some time with your family.

Once you are settled into your room, go for an explore around the campus, or even go into the city, get something to eat, before saying bye to your family, this probably won’t be easy and there will be some tears. But one important piece of advice is not to hide away in your room. Get out and meet your new flatmates, you will soon become one big family.

Loads more information in the University of York Guide:

Photo Credit: University of York / Lee Brown