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When You Get Here

Whether you’re arriving in September or at another time of year, we can’t wait to welcome you to our Warwick community. These pages will help you find out where you need to be and what you need to do to help make your arrival as smooth as possible. If you'll be living on campus, don't forget to check out our Campus Accommodation Arrival Instructions.

For checklists and information on preparing for your studies, visit our separate Before You Leave page. Don't forget to check out how to collect your all-important University ID card.

If you'll be living off campus, we also recommend checking out our page of guidance for off-campus students.

Welcome Week

Mon 23 - Sun 29 September 2024

We're busy making preparations for Welcome Week 2024 and we'll update this page with more information once we have it!

Living at University Guide

Starting at Warwick is a busy and exciting time. We've compiled lots of information about life on campus to help you prepare and feel ready for the start of your journey here at Warwick. Find out about Wellbeing support, how to use the Library, IT training, the Language Centre, the Chaplaincy and so much more!

International Students - Right to Study Check

After completing course registration, all international students requiring a visa to study in the UK will need to attend an in-person right to study check (you can also collect your BRP at the same time, if we have it).

For students arriving in our main arrivals window in September, you can book your right to study check via the Welcome Week Timetable when this opens in early September. More information can be found by clicking the button below.

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Where can I get something to eat?

Once you have unpacked and settled into your room, you may want to get something to eat and there a wide range of places to eat and drink on campus.

The piazza during Welcome Week, an SU gazebo, lots of people sit and chat on the steps in the sunshine.

Explore Campus

Find your bearings with our interactive campus map. We'll also be offering campus tours over the arrivals period and Welcome Week, you'll be able to meet one of our student ambassadors who'll take you on a 45 minute walk round campus.

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Post & ParcelsLink opens in a new window

Information on arrangements for post and parcels for on campus residents including the address you should use when ordering items, what happens when items arrive on campus, and where to collect items from.

A group of students chat and drink tea in their kitchen.

Residential CommunityLink opens in a new window

Information and resources for students living in on-campus accommodation. The RCT work and live alongside students within the halls of residence and are a key part of welfare and support. You'll also find information about specific residences and Residential Community events.

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University Transition SupportLink opens in a new window

Starting university is an exciting time but we understand that it can also be challenging and it is normal to be a little nervous. Find out more to ease your transition.

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Library Induction

Everything you need to know about using the Library at Warwick, including self-guided tours.

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Tour

Due to ongoing work in Coventry City Centre, our Coventry Tour is currently down whilst we update the route. Check back here and we'll launch the updated version.

Leamington Bath House

Leamington Tour

A self-guided tour of Leamington Spa town centre, starting from the Parish Church. We recommend taking the tour during daylight hours and in good weather.

This tour uses an app called Actionbound. To get started, download the app for iOSLink opens in a new window or AndroidLink opens in a new window and then visit the tour page below.

Campus geese frolic next to a lake

Warwick Goose Chase

Take part in our campus based, self-guided treasure hunt and get to know your new friends, and campus, a little better. We recommend taking the tour during daylight hours and in good weather.

This tour uses an app called Actionbound. To get started, download the app for iOSLink opens in a new window or AndroidLink opens in a new window and then visit the tour page below.


The Vice-Chancellor, SU President and Director of Student Experience welcome students to campus

Undergraduate Welcome Talk 2023

A big welcome to our new Undergraduate students from the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stuart Croft, the Director of Student Experience, Adele Browne, and Students' Union President, Anna Taylor.

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Postgraduate Welcome Talk 2023

A big Welcome to Warwick for new Postgraduates from Prof. Lee Griffin, Academic Director of PGT studies; Prof Dan Branch, Academic Director of the Doctoral College, and Vaishnavi Ravi, Warwick Students' Union Vice President for Postgraduate.

The Report and Support Team present to new students

Warwick: Values, Support & Expectations

To ensure that everyone in our community has the best possible experience, all students, when accepting a place with us, have agreed to uphold our community valuesLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window.

The purpose of this session is to talk through those values and behaviours in practice, who Report + SupportLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window are and how we can help.