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Moving in

Before Moving In

  • Online Induction logo

    Online Induction

    Complete your compulsory online induction. You will be emailed a link to your induction shortly before arrival day

  • Book Slot logo

    Book Slot

    Book your move in slot. Once you have completed your online induction you will receive a link to book your arrival.

  • Online Community logo

    Online Community

    Join our online community and start talking to your future housemates.

  • Events Week Calendar logo

    Events Week Calendar

    Check out our Welcome Weeks Event calendar and book your activities.

Arrival Process

Each site has a specific number of residents they can welcome per hour/per day. Residents will be asked to remain within their pre-booked arrival slot and adhere to the latest government guidance. If you arrive at the residence without an arrival slot, you’ll be allocated a time to return.

There can be a lot of roadworks in London over the summer, so we recommend checking the traffic news on the BBC or Transport for London’s website. Remember to map out your trip ahead of move in day to avoid delays.

There’s no parking at our residences, so on move-in days there’ll be a stop-and-drop system. If you require parking, you can find the nearest car park on the NCP website. Remember to never leave your baggage and other personal belongings unattended.

Visit the NCP website for more information

Welcome Ambassadors will direct you to where you can unload your belongings. Trolleys will be available to assist with this process. There’s limited space on site, so we’ll need students and parents to unload their vehicles swiftly to make room for others. If you think you might need more time to unload, we suggest proceeding to the nearest car park and unloading from there.

The Welcome Ambassadors will direct you to the check-in area. You can easily spot King’s Residence staff by their red t-shirts and "Ask Me" badge

We’ll be following the latest government guidance, so we may be wearing face coverings, but we’ll still be pleased to see you! On presentation of a government-issued photo ID (eg, passport or driver’s licence) we’ll provide you with your flat and room key.

Once you have your keys, a Welcome Ambassador will direct you to your block/room.

Get involved in the welcome activities planned for you by our ResiLife team. Check out the information left in your bedroom and kitchen for details on how to take part.

What to bring

You'll need to provide your own bed linen and other bedding essentials. Please note that bed sizes differ for each accommodation site so be sure to check your residence for specifics. You can pre-order your bedding through our partner Likewise, you will need to bring in your toiletries, laundry detergent and iron. We also advise that you bring your cooking utensils.

What Not To Bring

Leave at home anything involving a naked flame, such as candles, hookah pipes, incense burners, fairy lights and barbecues. We also advise that you do not bring any large items of furniture into the residences, and this includes wardrobes, and chest of drawers. 

Unless you’re a disabled user, please don’t bring a car, moped, motorbike, quad bike, articulated lorry or any other motor vehicle. There are much better ways to get to and from the university.

Electrical Appliances

You're welcome to bring small electrical appliances that are in good working order. If you're bringing them from outside the UK, that means fitting your plugs with three-pin adaptors that comply with the British electrical system (230V, 50Hz) and British Standard BS 1363. Extension leads are OK, as long as they're not overloaded, but block plug adaptors are not permitted. 

Laptops, printers and small electrical appliances such as speakers, small lamps and alarm radios are all welcome, as long as they’re fitted with plugs or adaptors that are compatible with the UK electrical system. Microwaves are standard in all kitchens – please don’t bring your own – but we don't supply kettles or toasters.

You also won’t need to bring any e-cigarette chargers, electric heaters (including any halogen equipment) or air conditioners because we don’t allow them. 

Read more about all things electrical.


Please Note:

We need to make some changes to the way we operate our Residences, to ensure your stay remains safe and enjoyable. Any measures we put in place are based on the latest guidance published by Public Health England.

For all the information on measures we have implemented, please visit our Covid-19 page.

King's Residences is here to support you throughout your stay. If you have any questions about your booking, please get in touch.

Accommodation Payment Dates 2021/2022

  • 1st Term – 25th October 2021
  •  2nd Term – 25th January 2022
  • 3rd Term – 5th May 2022
  • Summer Extension – 24th June 2022

If you're having difficulty meeting meeting fee payment deadlines, visit the Student Fee Payment page for further information.



For more information see the Moving in Guide

moving in page

Information for parents

We strive to provide you with the best level of assistance and care, and we have a team of staff to help you with any queries you may have. No matter how big or small of an issue, we are always happy to help.

Move in Day

Settling In

Remember to join the residences welcome events! They start around 7:00 pm, usually in your residence common area with pizza and drinks, but keep an eye out for what’ll be happening where you are. Either way, make sure to get involved on your first day, as you’ll have the opportunity to meet your flatmates, other residents, and maybe even some students from your course. You’ll be surprised at how easily participating in these events will create friendships that can last for years, even for those who may be a bit shy at first.

Don’t forget to follow ResiLife on social media @kingsresilife as soon as you can so you can keep track of what’s happening in your residence, and say hello to your Residence Welfare Leads on your site as well.

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Your first week

Meet your Community Facilitators and Residence Welfare Leads.

Your Community Facilitators (CFs) and Residence Welfare Leads (RWLs) will be visible around your site and they’re always happy to chat. They’ll introduce themselves as soon as they can and ensure you’re settling in.

It’s a good idea to spend some time personalising your room and creating your own space. If you’re feeling a little homesick or lost, don’t worry. We’re always here to support you. Come along to our weekly events and programmes to engage and meet with the rest of the community. Remember, you can always speak to one of the Residences Welfare Leads for some advice, general information, or just a chat.

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Your first month

By now you should be quite integrated into your community, you'll be getting to know KCL, and things will be becoming the new normal.

You can identify which CF and Residence Welfare Lead is on duty according to the duty posters visible at reception, and the CFs will continue to inform you of all the opportunities to get involved with ResiLife activities. These activities will vary throughout the year so that they complement your academic life rather than compete with any other priorities.

To ensure fairness and cooperation in your shared spaces, your CF will pay you a visit in your first few weeks to introduce themselves and have a chat with you and your flatmates on kitchen etiquette and living with others. By now you'll also be familiar with your on-site staff and residence manager, and they'll always be happy to help you with anything you need.

Welcome home!



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