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Arriving at university is the start of an incredibly busy and exciting time. Find out what you'll need to do first once you arrive at Worcester.

Your start date at the University will depend on the course that you are studying. You can see all of the course start dates, as well as holiday and exam periods, in our Academic Calendar.

The majority of our new undergraduate students join us on Saturday 16 September, which is the start of our Welcome Weekend.


In order to help the registration process operate as smoothly and quickly as possible for you, all students are given a designated arrival slot, which you will find in your confirmation letter.

If you canít join us at the time shown in your letter, you are alternatively invited to arrive at any time between 11am and 3pm on the following day, Sunday 17 September. If you would like to take up this option, thereís no need to let us know in advance Ė just arrive on Sunday.

There is a major sporting event taking place in Worcester on Sunday 17 September, which will include road closures before 11am. If you are choosing to arrive on Sunday, you might like to visit this website, which will further explain the closures:

If you have any further questions about timings, you can call our dedicated Arrivals hotline on 01905 855 111.

Arriving on campus

When you arrive on campus, there will be plenty of staff and students wearing bright blue shirts to help you find your way.

You will be directed to the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre, which is near main reception on the St Johnís campus.

The first thing that you will do is collect your Student ID card.

To collect your card you will need to show us some identification, so please bring with you on the day:

  • Original photo ID, such as your passport or photocard driving licence
  • Your certificate of registration
  • DBS Certificate (if appropriate from offer conditions)

If you canít attend on either day, you can pick up your card from firstpoint (in the Peirson Study & Guidance Centre) from Monday 25 September.


If you are living in University managed accommodation, you will then be able to collect your keys and settle in. If you are living on campus you will want to know how to connect your laptop, PC or other device to the University network. You can find out how on the Connect to IT services page. Weíll also have lots of members of our IT team available throughout Welcome Weekend, who will be able to help you.