Arrivals Day is primarily about getting settled into your new home at the University of Essex. Take time to collect your keys, unpack, explore your new home and meet new friends.
You can arrive and move into your accommodation from 9am. We’ll be here ready to welcome you and give you a helping hand.
After you've unloaded and unpacked, there will be opportunity to meet fellow housemates and your RA (Residents' Assistant), before exploring campus.
Our Arrivals Day activities are focused on square 3, where our Students’ Union is located.
There is loads of choice and variety in our 17 food outlets on Colchester campus. On Arrivals Day, you’ll find all cafes, bars and restaurants in squares 3 and 4 open. Why not visit them with your family or new flat mates?
Our Colchester Campus is two miles from the historic centre of Colchester. Find out how to get here by car, bus, coach, train, taxi or for onward travel from airports and the Harwich ferry port.
Airport transfers - A ‘meet and greet’ airport transfer service is run on Sunday 29 September from some local airports - find out more and book your place.
Transport from Colchester North railway station - The Students’ Union will be running a free shuttle bus (no need to book) from Colchester North railway station to Colchester campus throughout Sunday 29 September.
Accommodation Essex will be in touch with you ahead of Arrivals Day to tell you how to get here and where to collect your keys - or find out more on their web pages. If you have any questions, please contact Accommodation Essex.