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

Arriving on campus

University of Worcester St John's buildings

Arriving during Welcome Weekend

When you arrive on campus, staff and students will direct you to firstpoint in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre. You can find out where the Peirson building is on our St John's campus map.

Students on some courses arrive on campus before Welcome Week. If your scheduled arrival slot is earlier than Welcome Week, you will still need to register at firstpoint.

Welcome Weekend arrivals

The majority of our new undergraduate students join us on Saturday 12 September, which is the start of our Welcome Weekend. When you arrive on campus, there will be plenty of staff and students wearing blue shirts to help you find your way. 

Your start date at the University will depend on the course that you are studying. Our term dates page has more information on course start dates, holidays and exam periods.

Arrivals Hotline

If you have any further questions about timings or registration, you can call our dedicated Arrivals Hotline on 01905 855007.

When you arrive

Register on campus

All students are given a designated arrival slot on Saturday 12 September, which you will find in your confirmation letter. If you can’t join us at the time shown in your letter, you can arrive at any time between 12pm and 2pm on the following day, Sunday 13 September. 

If you would like to take up this option, there’s no need to let us know in advance – just arrive on Sunday. You are welcome to arrive on campus earlier if you want to, but please register at firstpoint at your allocated time.  

Collect your student ID card

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 can’t attend on either day, you'll have other opportunities to collect your ID card from firstpoint (in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre) throughout the first few weeks of term.

Arrival FAQs

Where can I collect my accommodation keys?

In your first year, many of you will be living on campus in our halls of residence.

Whether you're living in halls or in our university managed accommodation off campus, you will be directed to collect your keys once you have registered in firstpoint.

Where can I park?

Parking is free on campus over Welcome Weekend.

For more information on our campus car parks, see our St John's Campus map.

Where can I buy food?

There are a number of catering facilities on campus to grab some food and a hot drink over Welcome Weekend.

View our catering page for more information.

When do international students arrive?

If you are an international student and you would like more information about your arrival and international induction, please visit our arriving in Worcester pages.

Download our app

Remember to download the University of Worcester Guidebook App on the App Store or Google Play.  This will tell you about events and activities taking place over the Welcome Weekend and your first week. 

The app will provide you with campus maps and local information such as shops, banks and travel. You'll also find answers to questions often asked by first year students and who to contact for help and advice.

Next steps