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Arrival and your first week

For 2020 starters, welcome week will start on Monday 14 September, with people who are staying with us moving into their accommodation on Saturday 12 September and Sunday 13 September.

Arrival Weekend

If you are staying in University accommodation Arrival Weekend is when you move in. If you are not staying in our accommodation you do not need to be on campus for Arrival Weekend. There will be events taking place over Arrival Weekend and Welcome Week which you may want to attend.

If you will be living in The Brickworks our partner provider will contact you with information about moving in to your accommodation.

Read more about moving in to your accommodation.

Getting to our York campus

You can use information on our Getting Here page to find out how to get to our main campus.

If you are coming from overseas and flying into Manchester Airport we offer a free airport collection service for students during peak arrival times. Fill in the Airport Collection Form to travel with us.

Getting here

Airport Collection Form

Welcome Week

In 2019 Welcome Week starts on Monday 16 September.

Welcome Week is your official start to university life on campus. During this week there will be induction sessions run by your course. Check your Welcome Week timetable to find out when your induction sessions are. You must attend all events in your timetable.

Your Welcome Week timetable will include an enrolment session. This is where we confirm your arrival at university. Any student finance payments will not be released until we have confirmed your arrival. You must complete your online enrolment before attending this session.

You will need to bring with you:

  • A form of photo identification
  • Details of your student support number if you have applied for a student loan

International students need to produce a current passport, visa and/or EU national identity card. 

If a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS) was a condition of entry you will need to bring the original certificate. 

Find your Welcome Week timetable

Complete your online enrolment

Students' Union events

During Welcome Week the York St John University Students' Union will run a full programme of events and activities to help you settle in, make friends and discover all that the campus and city of York have to offer. You can find out more about these events on the Students' Union website.

Our International Student Support Team run a series of events for International Students. More information about these events will be included in your welcome pack when you arrive on campus.

Visit the Students' Union website

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