Where to go
If you will be living on the North of campus (The Houses, Wolfson Court, William Morris, Rayleigh, Keynes and Tawney Towers), please go to the upper foyer of the Ivor Crew Lecture Hall (round silver building) on Square 5. You can access this by walking along the North Causeway from the North car park, and continue passed the Tony Rich Teaching centre, then under The Hex building, which will take you to Square 4, leading to Square 5. Opening hours are 12pm to 6pm.
Outside of these hours you can collect your key from the Security, at the Information Centre on Square 3 (not before 12pm on the first day, 17 September).
Please do not take your luggage or family with you to collect your key. You will be able to use a trolley to unload your belongings after you collect your key, which will be available near to the upper area of the Ivor Crew Lecture Hall (car park).
Please make sure you are wearing a face covering at all times and use the hand sanitiser available when you collect your key. Ideally, you will move your belongings into your flat on your own but if you do need help, you are only permitted one person to help you. Again, you both need to be wearing face coverings in the accommodation and adhere to social distancing; staying at least 2 metres apart from other people where possible.
Travel and Parking
Further information on how to get to the University can be found here https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/colchester-campus/how-to-get-here
If you are flying to Heathrow, Gatwick or Luton airports, the University of Essex runs a coach service (between 10am and 4pm). For details of costs and how to book a seat, please visit out Getting Here pages https://www.essex.ac.uk/welcome/international-students/arriving-from-overseas.
Seats must be booked by midnight on 11 September 2020.
To help support you during your quarantine period Essex Essentials have created non-perishable food packs, which you can order now and have delivered to your room before you arrive. They also have bedding and kitchen packs you can order, to reduce the number of items you need to bring with you when travelling. Your SU have also set up an order and collect grocery shopping service, which has the addition of some fresh items, as well as a choice of standard, vegan, gluten free or international boxes.
Alternatively, we would recommend that you use online shopping from a local supermarket, such as Tesco, Asda or Iceland.