Reception hours

Kent Hospitality Receptions, situated in the Colleges and accommodation areas, are manned by staff who have a wealth of knowledge about student accommodation and the Canterbury campus.

Altered Reception Opening Times

The health, safety and wellbeing of all our students and staff remaining on campus in the current situation is our top priority and as such please note from Monday 22 June all College receptions are closed until further notice with the following exceptions:  

Keynes College Reception will be open 09:00 - 14:00, Monday to Friday.* 

Park Wood Reception will be open 09:00 - 15:00, Monday to Friday.   

Tyler Court Reception will be open 09:00 - 15:00, Monday to Friday.

Woolf College Reception will be open 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00, Monday to Friday and also 09:00 - 14:00 on Saturdays.

*This reception will have extended hours on Monday 20 July - Wednesday 22 July opening 09:00 - 15:00.  

If you cannot reach an open reception, or all receptions are closed, and you require assistance please contact Campus Security.


We appreciate your understanding as we continue to deliver our services. These times are likely to change to respond to demand, however any future reception opening time changes will also be posted here. Please only visit your reception if absolutely necessary, while maintaining social distancing practices as per the current Government Guidance. Thank you for your cooperation.

We will continue to update the Accommodation Coronavirus FAQs with further information.

Reception information

Please see information below on each College reception, noting the amended opening times above.

Darwin College

Term-time opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 20:00 
Saturday, 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday, closed

Contact details: +44 (0)1227 827549 or Darwin_Reception@kent.ac.uk 

Darwin College Reception, The University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NY

Darwin College map

Eliot College

Term-time opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday, 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday, closed

Contact details: +44 (0)1227 823250 or Eliot_Reception@kent.ac.uk

Eliot College Reception, The University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NS

Eliot College map

Keynes College

Term-time opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday, 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday, 08:00 - 13:00

Contact details: +44 (0)1227 823622 or Keynes_Reception@kent.ac.uk

Keynes College Reception, The University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NP

Keynes College map

Park Wood

Term-time opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday, 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday, closed

Contact details: +44 (0)1227 823499 or Parkwood_Reception@kent.ac.uk

Park Wood Reception, The University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7SG

Park Wood map

Turing College

Term-time opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday, 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday, closed

Contact details: +44 (0)1227 816169 or Turingreception@kent.ac.uk

Turing College Reception, The University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7FN

Turing College map

Tyler Court

Term-time opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:00 
Saturday, 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday, closed

Contact details: +44 (0)1227 824480 or Tyler_Court_Reception@kent.ac.uk

Tyler Court Reception, The University of Kent, Canterbury, CT7 7UF

Tyler Court map

Woolf College

Term-time opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00
Saturday, 09:00 - 14:00
Sunday, closed

Contact details: +44 (0)1227 378700 or Woolfreception@kent.ac.uk

Woolf College Reception, The University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7BQ

Woolf College map

Becket Court & Rutherford College

  • If you live in Becket Court, reception services (including fob/key collection on Arrivals Weekend and mail collection during term-time as well as key returns) operate from Eliot College Reception.
  • If you live in Rutherford College, reception services (including fob/key collection on Arrivals Weekend and mail collection during term-time as well as key returns) operate from Tyler Court Reception.
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