Students in kitchen at Woodward

College accommodation

Your accommodation offer

Did you apply for Imperial accommodation before the deadline?

If you did and you met all the conditions of your offer you will receive an accommodation offer email in September. This email will tell you which hall you've been allocated to. This accommodation offer will detail what type of room you've been allocated (e.g. single, twin, en-suite). You will only find out your room number when you arrive.

If you're happy with this offer, you must accept it by the deadline outlined in the email. You'll have to accept the offer to secure your room, so do it as soon as you can.

After that, you will need to complete an online accommodation induction. Once you've done this you will have your ‘boarding pass’ that covers what you need to prepare for arrivals weekend.

Once you finish all of this you won't receive further communications about your accommodation offer until your arrival date

Need more information about this process? See our Accommodation FAQs or find information on fees and payment.

Find out more about our halls of residence and get tips on what to expect when you live in halls.

What to bring

Worried about bringing too much or forgetting something important?

Here's what you need and what you don't.

All study bedrooms are equipped with:Student in bedroom at Eastside

  • a bed
  • study desk
  • chair
  • wardrobe
  • shelving
  • desk lamp
  • curtains
  • chest of drawers
  • laundry basket
  • notice board
  • book shelf/case

The following are not provided so bring them with you:

  • bedding
  • cooking utensils
  • cutlery and crockery
  • saucepans
  • a network cable

You might want to pre-order things like bedding, crockery, cutlery and any essential electrical items.

You can take some pressure off by purchasing essential items through UniKitOut, a company that specialises in providing pre-made packs. These are tailored to the needs of new students.

What not to bring

We advise that you do not bring the following prohibited items with you:Students in common room in Wilson

Read our Guide to Living in Halls.