What’s the big day like?
We know that your moving in day is an exciting time! Our arrivals weekend is extremely busy as we have over 3000 first year students arriving in university managed accommodation. To help ensure the whole process runs as smoothly as possible, we have put together some top tips below;
- Keep to your arrival time slot
Arrivals are spaced out evenly to avoid queues as much as possible during the day. So, depending on which residence you are moving in to, please book (and stick to) or keep to your allocated arrival time slot. We do this to try and ensure that everyone gets the same amount of time to move in and it keeps the day moving as smoothly as possible. We will do our best to minimise queues, however please be aware that due to traffic and unnecessary delays, they do sometimes occur so we ask you to be patient with us.
- Plan your journey to your residence
Lincoln will be extremely busy throughout arrivals weekend in September – the majority of first years will arrive on that weekend so please plan your journey and take note of arrival areas – some residences are required to go to a holding car park first. *Each residences’ arrival instructions will be detailed in your online arrival process.
- Arriving at your residence & unloading vehicles
With the exception of Valentine Court, there is no parking at any of our residences. On move in day, once you have collected your key, you will be given a small amount of time to unload your belongings and then you will be required to move your car to either a university or a pay and display car park.
We will have Welcome Ambassadors on hand to help unload your belongings and at the residences with lifts, we also have trolleys available which will help you with the process too!
- Check in and collecting your key / key card!
On arrivals weekend, once you have arrived at your residence, there will be a reception point or temporary check in desk outside your building. When collecting your keys please remember that you will need Photo ID in order to collect your keys so don’t pack it away!
Once you have your keys / key card it’s important to look after them as there are charges for replacement sets and lock changes. We give all residents a lanyard (and card wallets for key cards) to help keep your keys safe so please use them!
*If you are here after the main arrivals weekend then you should go to the reception at your hall of residence to collect your keys!