Arriving In Newcastle
What to do when you arrive in Newcastle.
When should I arrive in Newcastle?
You should arrive in Newcastle in time for the start of term. The first week of term is dedicated to a programme of welcome and orientation activities. It's a chance for you to complete registration, attend inductions, take part in Freshers' Week and settle in before teaching begins.
Students arriving in September 2018Students arriving in September 2018
If your course begins in September 2018, you should arrive by Monday 24 September.
If you are an international, exchange or EU student, you are invited to attend from Monday 17 September to take part in International Welcome Week.
The main registration venue and facilities will be open 09:00 - 17:00, from Monday 17 September until Wednesday 26 September (including Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September between 10:00- 18:00).
Students arriving in January 2018Students arriving in January 2018
If your course begins in January 2018, you are expected to arrive by Monday 29 January. You should complete registration as soon as possible after you arrive.
If you are an international, exchange or EU student, you should arrive by 24 January 2018 to take part in our International Welcome Week.
If you are a UK student there are no specific university orientation or welcome week activties for January starters, but please contact your school for specific arrangements for your programme.
How do I check into my accommodation?
If you're staying in University accommodation, visit our Accommodation website to see when and where you can collect your keys and move into your room. If you're staying in private accommodation, you should check with your landlord or letting agency.
Once you arrive in Newcastle you should check in to your accommodation and drop off all luggage before completing your registration activities on campus.
How do I complete my registration?
Students studying a course in Newcastle will need to come to come to campus in person to complete their registration. The venue for your registration activities will depend on your arrival date but all students need to complete the last steps of the enrolment process to collect their smartcard and become fully registered with the university.
E-Learning/distance learning students do not need to come to campus to complete their registration, they only need to complete the online part of the registration through S3P. Smartcards can be requested and sent to E-learning students by post, or they can be produced on campus later on if the student comes to Newcastle to use the university facilities.
Other important registration activities
As well as completing your registration you should:
- attend your school induction activities
- register with a GP
- notify us if you have a disability
- read our guidance on meningitis and septicaemia
- make sure you have a UK bank account
If you need a visa to study at Newcastle University you may be required to register with the police.
If English is not your native language, you may be required to sit the University English Language Assessment (UELA).
When does teaching begin?
Teaching will begin in the second week of the September term, after inductions and orientation. Details of term and semester dates can be found on the Regulations website.
You may also want to familiarise yourself with key University facilities and services, including: