moving in

Welcome to your new home!

Preparing to move into your new home is a great experience. On these pages we have put together everything you will need to prepare prior to your arrival and what to expect during your arrival.

Arrival information for those on 24-week contracts 

Arrival to your accommodation in January will take place between Monday 4 and Friday 8 January 2021 and you should aim to arrive at halls between 09.00-17.00 when our staff are available.

In order to safely manage the arrival process we have staggered arrival slots. You can select a morning or afternoon slot.

We are aware that a small number of you are required to have moved into your accommodation before 31 December for visa reasons. If this applies to you, we have arrival slots available Monday 14 – Friday 18 December between 09.00-17.00. If you do not need to arrive before the end of December, we ask that you do not choose one of these slots.

Due to the College Holiday Closure period (Saturday 19 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021 inclusive, there will be very limited ability to facilitate your arrival at a different date. If arrival between 14-18 December or 4-8 January is not possible, please email student.arrivals@imperial.ac.uk. On arrival, please try and stick to your selected date and time as closely as possible and contact us as soon as you become aware of any delays. 

The College plans to resume on-campus teaching with a phased approach from 11 January, and are mindful that some students may need to self-isolate within this period. Our multi-mode teaching will allow you to attend your lectures remotely.

Useful information before moving in

In order to protect one another, face coverings will be essential in all communal and public areas in halls of residence, including receptions, social spaces and shared bathrooms. You won’t be required to wear a face covering in your own private bedroom. You can find out more about where else a face covering is essential on the Keeping You Safe webpages.  

Residents will also be assigned Household Zones to help manage any instances of COVID-19 within the halls. In halls, such as Woodward, Kemp Porter and Parsons House, your zone will be made up everyone living within your cluster flat. In our other halls, zones will be determined based on the kitchens or shared bathroom facilties you use. Find out more about household zones on our COVID halls procedures page.

Please be aware there may be times you are sharing your accommodation with people who are self-isolating, either as a precaution or because they have developed symptoms. As well as supporting all members of your household zones, you should always take precautions when using the shared facilities ensuring you clean touchpoints in those areas before and after use with the cleaning materials provided.