Arrivals Information

Pre-arrival information

keyFirstly, make sure you Register as it will save us and you quite a bit of time and avoid unnecessary hassle if you do so on time.

Secondly, do check our What to Bring page. It give an useful advice on what to bring with you, what not to bring, and what to get once you arrive. Taking a toothbrush and a charger for your laptop and mobile phone is a safe bet.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to accept deliveries or post on your behalf prior to your arrival. Please do not have anything (Oyster cards, bank accounts, etc etc …) sent to Pembridge before Move-In Saturday. Any post will very likely be returned to sender.

It is also unfortunately not possible to enter/look around the Hall prior to Move-in day as it is being used by summer guests.

Move-In Day – What to Expect

10am – 5pm on Saturday 1 October 2016
28-32 Pembridge Gardens, London W2 4DX

Your room allocation – which is not handled by the Wardens, but by the Accommodation Office – will not vary depending on when you arrive. Please do ideally arrive in the time window indicated. However, should you arrive late, please inform us as soon as possible or else your room may be reallocated to another student.

Once you arrive at Pembridge:

  • we will check that you have registered (you cannot proceed until you have)
  • we will issue the keys to your room
  • we will give you your College ID card (only if you fully registered on time)
  • you will be able to go to your room – a group of fantastic volunteers will also be here to help on the day

If you are driving in with family or friends, you will be able to park for a short while (up to 15 minutes) for offloading in the front of the Hall. After that, you will be able to use nearby Pay and Display parking bays.

While you are settling in and making your room feel like home we will have tea and coffee for your parents (and some tissues too, if necessary) to relax and take a break before they say goodbye.

After everyone is all moved in we will have a compulsory welcome talk, this is an opportunity to meet the team and let you know important information about living at Pembridge.

We are also planning to provide some warm food in the evening and there will be an opportunity for further bonding with our local treasure hunt.

What Next?

On Sunday morning, we will breakfast in the Games room. A tradition that will continue for the rest of the academic year.

There will be numerous events organised for you by the Hall Seniors and Wardens (check our Events page and/or Pembridge’s Facebook group), some organised by your Department (you will want to familiarise yourself with when you need to be in your Department for Introductory talks), and many organised by the Union and Clubs and Societies.

College won’t start until the Monday after Move-In day.