Moving into Halls


 

Starting your studies in January 2022?

You do not need to notify the College of your arrival date or time, you just need to report to your Hall Reception to check-in. If you are arriving outside of Hall Reception opening hours, you will need to check in at the College Security Office, which is located opposite the Visitors' Centre in the Founder's Building.  

Vehicle Registration

If you’re driving to Campus, you’ll need to register your vehicle at your Hall reception during the check-in process. If you’re checking in at the College Security Office, please register your vehicle with security.  

Lateral Flow Testing

Everyone moving into Halls will need to have taken a lateral flow test a maximum of 24 hours before your moving into Halls. You need to bring the result of your negative lateral flow test with you – this will be the text or email you receive. Please do not bring the physical lateral flow test with you. Anyone who hasn’t taken a lateral flow test a maximum of 24 hours before you arrive will be asked to take a test on arrival.

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not travel to, or arrive on campus, for your arrivals slot. Covid-19 symptoms can be found on the NHS website. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, you will need to get a PCR test. If this comes back positive, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days and then travel to campus and move into your Hall once your isolation period has ended. If this applies to you, please email studentservices@royalholloway.ac.uk to notify us that you’ll be moving into your Hall later than planned due to self-isolation.

Face Coverings

When entering into any buildings on campus and moving around indoors, including your Hall Receptions and Hall entrances/stairways, we expect face coverings to be worn by students, staff and visitors over the age of 12 years old while indoors. For further information please see our playing your part webpages.

Travelling from a red list country?

If you are travelling from or through a country on the UK Government’s list of ‘red’ countries, you are required to undertake 10 full days of ‘managed quarantine’ in hotel accommodation on arrival in the UK, even if you have been fully vaccinated (information correct as at 30 November). 

Self-Isolation

If you need to self-isolate, you will be able complete your 10-day self-isolation in your contracted room in Halls. For more information on self-isolation and the services the College provides, please see our self-isolation webpage.

How will I find out my room number?

Your room number will be emailed to you in mid-December after you’ve accepted your offer of accommodation.

What's in my room?

As a general guide, each room will have a bed with storage, wardrobe, drawers, desk, lamp, waste paper bin, chair, mattress protector, duvet and pillow.

You’ll need to bring the following items as a minimum: bed sheets, duvet cover, pillowcases and towels.

For more detailed information, please select to view the individual undergraduate or postgraduate Halls listed on the accommodation homepage.

How do I pay my accommodation fees?

You can pay your accommodation fees on Campus Connect under the 'Money' section. 

Parents or third parties can pay fees using our ePay service.