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Welcome FAQs

Coming to University can be confusing time. There will be a lot happening both in the run up to you starting and when you arrive on campus. This page will help you find out where you can go for help with different types of queries you may have.

If you are arriving in September, there will also be various information points around campus where our team of Student Helpers, dressed in orange, will be able to assist you and answer any questions.

Welcome Week is a nine-day programme of events and activities designed to enable you to:

  • Settle into life at Warwick
  • Meet your flatmates, make friends on your course, and meet people
  • Understand what it means to be a student on your degree programme
  • Understand the breadth of Warwick’s offer (both opportunities and support)
  • Learn your way around
  • Adapt to life in a new environment, and for many a new country
  • Get ready for day one of term

This year, Welcome Week is taking place between 22nd and 30th September and covers everything from our roller disco to campus tours, library induction to film screenings.

We want you to personalise Welcome Week to meet your wants and needs. With over a thousand activities and events taking place, we’re confident we have something for you.

In late August, we will give you access to the 2018 Welcome Week student timetable. You’ll be able to explore all the events on offer and start building your bespoke timetable.

Your timetable has already been populated with core events arranged centrally or by your academic department. These are compulsory unless otherwise stated, and will give you the opportunity to find out more about your degree and to meet other people on your course.

You will then be able to choose from hundreds of optional events by browsing through the categories or searching by keyword. These events include everything from our roller disco to morning runs and library tours.

You can search for events by clicking the ‘add other events’ button at the top of your Welcome Week timetable. Once you’ve found an event you would like to attend, all you need to do is click the add button next to it. The system will let you know if any of your events clash.

For all new students starting in September, there are a number of compulsory events organised by your department. These will be pre-populated in your Welcome Week timetable. All other events are optional although we very much encourage you to come along and enjoy a great start to life at Warwick. Please note that formal teaching does not start until 1st October.

We will update this website on a regular basis and you will receive emails from us in the run up to starting with us at Warwick. You can also follow our social media accounts where we will be sharing regular updates about welcome. You can follow posts using #Welcome2018.

Visit for information about our Students’ Union, what they offer, and to see their Welcome events programme.

View our checklists for information on what you need to do before you arrive, on-arrival, and in your first week.

When first arriving on campus please ensure you follow the detailed instructions you receive in September. Access routes are carefully designed to be specific for each residence so following general instructions is not to be advised.

We have interactive and downloadable maps to help you find your way around campus when you get here. We also recommend coming on a campus tour during Welcome Week.

Residences have specific contract start dates. These will be the 22 or 23 September depending on your residence.

If you are allocated on-campus accommodation (you will be notified by 10 September) you will be invited to complete your online residential induction and select an arrivals time slot.

Over Welcome Weekend, 22 and 23 September, we offer airport transfers from Birmingham International and Heathrow airports. Please see our airport transfer pages for more information and to book a place.

If you're living in on-campus accommodation, your Student ID Card will be with your key on arrival. If you're living off-campus you can collect your ID card from the Marquee located in front of Senate House from the 22nd Sept.