Your freshers' checklist

Are you an international student? There are a few extra things for you to do before you arrive

International checklist

6 weeks to go

  • Celebrate your success and get involved on social media! #LboroFamily
  • Check to see when you can apply for your room in halls of residence Accommodation
  • Look out for an email containing instructions on accessing your IT credentials and follow the steps IT credentials
  • Set up Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) on your device MFA
  • Using your IT credentials (and a photo that fits our guidelines), register online Register
  • Share any health/disability related requirements for living or studying via the Disability and Health Portal Share

5 weeks to go

  • Maximise the benefits of joining the university community by completing our Ready Set Loughborough development programme Get started
  • Write a packing list. Don’t forget your important documents! Packing list
  • Get stuck into our student blogs and YouTube channel – preparation is key! Blogs

4 weeks to go

  • Register online with a local GP Register
  • Check if you require any vaccinations. We strongly encourage you to have the Covid and MenACWY vaccines if you haven’t already had them Covid MenACWY
  • Get ready to join our diverse and inclusive community celebrated and championed across both campuses Get ready
  • Read our advice on buying a new laptop or device for your studies Advice

3 weeks to go

  • Set up a student bank account Set up
  • Get to know your new home and find out what’s around on campus Campus
  • Check your emails and our accommodation portal for anything you need to do regarding accommodation Check
  • Familiarise yourself with the term and semester dates Calendar
  • Download your FREE student IT software, including Microsoft Office Download
  • Read about the opportunities and services available to help prioritise your wellbeing Wellbeing

2 weeks to go

  • Download the myLboro app and sign in with your IT credentials to access your timetable, emails and more App
  • Follow Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) on social media for Freshers' Week announcements
  • Familiarise yourself with the support available from IT Services IT Services
  • Check out our sporting programmes and Loughborough Sport memberships Sport
  • Browse the student handbook for lots of helpful information Handbook

1 week to go

  • Make sure you have everything packed - check out our packing blog for inspiration Blog
  • Look at the clubs and societies on offer, as well as LSU sections you might want to get involved with LSU
  • Find out the address of your hall and where you can collect post and parcels Post
  • Review our top tips and complete our activities to help you prepare for studying at Loughborough Review

The day before you arrive

  • Double check that packing list – have you got everything you need? List
  • Make sure you know where you are going and how to reach us Directions
  • Read our arrivals day blog and remember it’s OK to feel nervous, you’re not alone Blog
  • Read our tips for keeping safe Tips