If you applied for a place in Imperial accommodation by the deadline and have met all the conditions of your offer you will receive an email in September telling you which hall you've been allocated to. We call this your 'accommodation offer'. It will detail the hall you've been allocated to and what type of room (e.g. single, twin, en-suite), though not your room number as you will receive this when you arrive.
If you're happy to accept this offer, you must do so by the deadline given in the email in order to secure your room.
You will also be required to complete an online accommodation induction. Once completed you will have your 'boarding pass' that will cover all the information you will need to prepare you for arrivals weekend.
Once the above is complete you will not receive any further communication from us about your accommodation offer until your arrival date in October.
For more information about this process, including how we allocate rooms, please see our Accommodation FAQs.
Information on fees and payment can be found here.
What to bring
If you've already started packing, here are a few things that might help you with the list of what you need – and don't need – to bring.
All study bedrooms are equipped with:
- a bed
- study desk
- desk lamp
- chest of drawers
- laundry basket
- notice board
- book shelf/case
The following are not provided so you will need to bring them with you:
- cooking utensils
- cutlery and crockery
- a network cable
You may wish to consider pre-ordering bedding, crockery, cutlery and even some essential electrical items.
You can purchase many essential items through UniKitOut, a company that specialises in providing competitively priced 'packs' that are tailored to the needs of new students. Imperial students also receive a 10 per cent discount!
What not to bring
You are advised not to bring the following prohibited items with you:
More information can be found in the accommodation licence 2017 -18 [PDF].