Arrival and Orientation

The information below is in relation to arrivals in September 2019, this page will be updated with information for arrivals in September 2020 in the coming months. The arrivals process will be developed in accordance to government guidelines and social distancing measures. Any questions you may have currently please email:

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Arriving at Roehampton

For each main intake we organise a welcome and orientation programme for new international students and study abroad/exchange students arriving at the University of Roehampton to help you make friends, settle in and feel at home before your classes start. We realise that arriving in a new country and meeting new people is exciting, but can be confusing and stressful as well, and our aim is to ensure that you have a positive experience both in and out of the classroom.

Our International Orientation activities will provide you with the best structure to help you settle in fast before your studies begin. It is also fun and engaging as well! Orientation covers various activities and it is important that you participate fully in order to prepare you for living and studying at Roehampton.

International Arrival Day for September will take place on 11 September 2019. Please try to book your flights to arrive in London on this date in order to participate in the international orientation activities and to use the free airport pick up service to the University from Heathrow Airport.

What to do if you arrive late
What to do if you are making your own way to campus
What to do if you are not living on campus

Airport pick up service

We offer a free airport pick-up service from London Heathrow Airport for international students who will be living in University accommodation.

  • When: Wednesday 11th September 2019
  • Where: London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3

You can sign up for the September airport collection service here.

How does it work?

Friendly University of Roehampton representatives will be in the arrivals area at London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3 to meet you. You can't miss us – we will be wearing Roehampton hoodies and holding University of Roehampton signs! We will take you to your transport and send you on your way to the University.

Once you have signed up we will send you an email with all the details and contact information.

Roehampton International Orientation

International Orientation is designed especially for new international students and new Study Abroad and exchange students and will provide you with important information about the University and living in London. It is a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with the University and the surrounding area and can help you to meet the other students and make friends before registration and the start of term.

For students starting this September, International Orientation and Study Abroad and Exchange Orientation will take place on 12 – 13 September 2019.

International Arrivals and Orientation Guide 2019

What to do if you are making your own way to campus

Please make your own way to campus on Wednesday11 September, we will be located in the library between 9am and 7pm where you can register and collect your keys - campus map is available here.

What to do if you arrive late

Many students experience delays with their travel plans or visas application and so may be arriving at the University later than planned, late at night or over the weekend. If this applies to you please email us in advance with your estimated arrival time, on your arrive please go to the Security Gatehouse at the Main Entrance to collect your keys. Once you have arrived and settled in, please stop by the International Office in the Lawrence building, Froebel College so that we can give you any information that you may have missed.

What to do if you are not living on campus

You can join the welcome night at 6pm on Wednesday 11 September in The Reef, Southlands College, or come to orientation on Thursday 12 September (details sent via email).