Can I arrive early into my hall?
Yes, you can book extra nights before your contract starts (subject to availability). If you're in a shared room during term-time, you can only book a single room for early arrival (except in Butler's Wharf Residence). That means you may need to move rooms on the start date of your licence agreement.
How do I book?
Log into your hallpad account and follow the 'Please let us know when you will be arriving' link.
Log into hallpad
What's the earliest date I can move in?
That depends whether you're on a pre-sessional course or not, and which hall you're going into:
- If you're on a pre-sessional course you can arrive to Bankside House, Grosvenor House, High Holborn Residence, Northumberland House and Sidney Webb House from 20 August.
- If you have a term-time booking in Butler's Wharf Residence, you can only arrive from 8 September onwards. But if you are attending a pre-sessional course as well, you can temporarily stay at Bankside House instead. You will need to book your early arrival in two steps. Step 1 - book your arrival from 8 September in hallpad. Step 2 - follow option C to book the first part of your stay in Bankside House (check-in from 20 August). You will have to move from Bankside House to Butler's Wharf Residence on 8 September.
- If you're not on a pre-sessional course, you can arrive to Grosvenor House, High Holborn Residence, Northumberland House, Sidney Webb House, Carr-Saunders Hall, Passfield Hall and Rosebery Hall from 1 September.
Will I get my term-time room?
We will try to offer you your room type. But if that isn't available, the online booking system will offer you an alternative room.
If you can't offer me my term-time room will I have to move rooms?
Yes, if we can't offer you your room for the early arrival part of your stay, you will have to move rooms before term starts. We try to have your term-time room ready for you as early as possible, so you can move in before the check-in weekend, but that's not always possible. If you are on a pre-sessional course, you may have exams on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 September, and for some halls, the general moving-in day is Sunday 23 September. For general arrival days of all halls, see: Contract lengths and dates