Moving in

Residential Welcome Day

If you’re moving into Hartpury accommodation, your Residential Welcome Day is on Sunday 16 September. This is when you'll pick up your keys and move into your new home on-campus.

Here's the time and location for your course:

  • 10am – 11am FdSc Animal, Land and Veterinary Nursing Programmes
  • 11am – 12pm Honours Degree Animal, Land and Veterinary Nursing Programmes
  • 12pm – 1pm FdSc Equine Programmes
  • 1pm – 2pm Honours Degree Equine Programmes (including MSci)
  • 2pm – 3pm – FdSc Sport Programmes
  • 3pm – 4pm – Honours Degree Sports Programmes

We'll be on-hand during the day to answer your questions and help you to find everything you need. Say hello to your new housemates and meet the wardens in your block. They'll always be someone around to help you if you need them.

When you're all moved in, head down to Legends student bar and join the 'Welcome to our house' party on Sunday evening.

If you're moving into student accommodation but it's not on-site, such as Student Digs, you'll receive information direct from them about moving in. You're invited to the Welcome Party on Sunday evening, so make sure you come along and meet your new friends. Andy Cars offer a special taxi rate during Fresher’s week so you won’t miss out on the fun.

Going to be late arriving?

If you're unable to arrive on Residential Welcome Day, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing accommodation@hartpury.ac.uk

If we're not informed, then you may be at risk of losing your allocated room.

We’re unable to accept earlier arrivals, unless you're arriving from outside the UK and you have provided us with your flight information. If you have any questions, please email international@hartpury.ac.uk

What to pack

With September just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what to bring with you.

We've put together this handy guide to help you pack and settle in to your new home.

All students

You'll need to make sure you have the essentials for your studies. We recommend that you have access to a laptop, but we do have computers that you can use. To save you from splashing out on software, we provide the latest version of the full Microsoft Office productivity suite, free of charge.

Here are some guidelines of what to bring with you:

  • Hard drive
  • USB sticks
  • Ethernet cable
  • Notebook
  • Diary
  • Pens
  • Wall planner
  • Folder / files
  • Bag / rucksack
  • Books

Your room

The daily essentials and things to make your room feel like home:

  • Clothes
  • Sporting clothes and equipment
  • Fancy dress items
  • Shoes/footwear
  • Towels, toiletries and toilet rolls
  • Medication
  • Phone and charger
  • Camera
  • Favourite music, books and films
  • Photos and decorations
  • Headphones
  • Alarm clock
  • Money

If you've opted for self-catered halls, a linen and cutlery starter kit can be purchased via the Hartpury online shop.

If you're moving into catered halls (which includes breakfast only) you may still need to bring some essentials with you to make snacks.

What not to bring

Your room will be furnished with everything you need. There are a few items that we ask you not to bring with you.

  • Fridges, freezers, microwaves or toasters
  • Mattresses, electric blankets, electric heaters or electric fans
  • Rice cookers, steam cookers or deep fat fryers
  • Sandwich makers, George Foreman grills or similar
  • Cubed adaptors or drum reel extension leads
  • Candles, tea lights or electric fairy lights
  • Pets

Household bits to bring with you:

  • Pans, mugs, bowls, plates and cutlery
  • Knives and chopping board
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Scissors
  • Oven gloves and tea towels
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Groceries and snacks
  • Duvet and sheets (standard single)
  • Pillows
  • Coat hangers
  • Extension cable
  • Mattress protector (highly recommended)
  • Personal kettle for use in your room
  • Recipe book - why not learn a few recipes before you arrive?

Eating made easy

We offer an additional meal package that might be handy when things get busy. For £30 per week you can have five fresh and nutritious meals from any of our food outlets around campus.

You can choose if you have them at lunchtime or for dinner, Monday to Sunday, so they fit around your schedule.

To get your plan, email accommodation@hartpury.ac.uk