Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Campus Living

Halls essential information

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  • Arrivals
  • Your room
  • Useful information


New Students

For the Autumn Term, all new students should arrive on the date allocated to their Hall.  This is before the Autumn Term starts to allow for registration, inductions, etc.  The cost for this is included in the '1st Instalment wef Fresher Week' as shown on the Hall Fees Guide.

If you are unable to arrive on the allocated date, you must advise both the Student Accommodation Centre and your hall Warden to ensure that your room is held for you and arrangements are made for you to collect your keys (full Licence fees remain applicable).  You are at risk of losing your room if you arrive late without prior notice

Hall Arrival Dates

Tue 23 Sept 14    

Wed 24 Sept 14  

Thu 25 Sept 14   

David Collett Butler Court Cayley
Elvyn Richards Faraday Falkner Eggington
Royce Harry French Forest Court
Towers Hazlerigg Rutland John Phillips
William Morris Rutherford Robert Bakewell

When to Arrive

In order to ensure your arrival goes as smoothly as possible, please book an ‘arrival slot’. This will help our Hall and Warden teams to ensure you can collect your keys and complete our arrival process without too much delay!

In order to take part in Fresher activities, you are expected to arrive on your Hall arrival date as detailed above. Please book your arrival slot for your anticipated time of arrival at Loughborough.

You should aim to arrive between 10am and 4pm on the arrival date for your hall.  Once your academic place at Loughborough is confirmed, you will be able to go online and book your arrival slot in advance.

If you plan to arrive by car, please be patient and follow the instructions given on arrival, these are designed to allow the University to cope with the increased volume of traffic. With so many people arriving in such a short space of time things can get a little hectic, this can be alleviated by arriving during your time slot.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for detailed arrival information. We recommend that you check for any updated information on our announcements page prior to your arrival.

Your room

Key/proximity card:

Everyone is issued with a key to their room, block access is via a card entry system. Where a card entry system is in place, your University ID card will provide you with access to your block (excluding Unite halls). Be sure to lock the outer door at night and always lock your room when you are out, taking your keys/ID card with you. If you lock yourself out of your room contact your Hall/Site Manager or Sub-Wardens/Warden if out of office hours. If you lose your keys then please report this to the Hall/Site Manager who will issue you with a replacement key set for which a charge will apply. Please remember to hand in your key to your Hall/Site Manager at the end of your Licence term or you will be charged.  Replacement ID cards are issued from the Parcels and Card Office. DO NOT punch a hole in your ID card and attach it to your keys, it will stop it from working.  Card holders and lanyards are available from the Parcels and Card Office.


University Halls

All University Halls have bedroom cleaning provided, the fee you pay for your Hall will reflect this. Your room will be cleaned fortnightly during term time – cleaning days will be displayed in each block/flat. It is your responsibility to change your bed, wash your bed linen and keep your room tidy.

Communal areas including shared bathrooms and kitchens/snack rooms will be cleaned regularly as long as they are free from personal items and do not prevent access to the surfaces. In addition, each area will contain a kitchen  rota – please check for your duty day. Students are responsible for the sorting and segregating of all rubbish into recycling and general waste from their rooms and kitchens. Recycling poster in hall kitchens will provide further information on how to recycle properly.

Unite Halls (Harry French and William Morris)

Self-contained flats and en-suite rooms - it is your responsibility to keep your room and kitchen clean and tidy. Standard bedrooms - the shared bathrooms, kitchens and all communal stairways will be cleaned on a weekly basis.


Room contents insurance is included in your Hall fees.  Laptops are not covered under accidental damage, there are additional options available to add onto your student room Insurance cover. You are advised to view your policy details and purchase top-up cover if necessary.  Please note that bicycles are not covered in room insurance – please see further information regarding bikes.

TV Licence:

If you plan to bring a television set for your room, you should ensure that you have a valid UK television licence.

Useful information

Hall fees:

How and when to pay for accommodation and other fees.

Find out more »

What we provide:

For information including room types, what to bring and what is provided.

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Starter Pack:

Why not take some of the stress out of arrival day by ordering a bedding or kitchen starter pack?

Find out more »

Post and parcels:

Where your post and parcels can be collected from.

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Security Patrol Officers operate on a continuous shift pattern to provide 24 hour cover for all areas of the University

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Car Parking:

Due to restricted parking spaces on campus, parking permits are not usually granted to first year students.  Applications for  permits will open online from 12 August 2013.

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Contact us

Student Accommodation Centre

. 01509 222258/53 - General
. 0844 709 2000 - Adviceline

Opening hours

Mon-Thurs: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm