Arrivals Weekend Guide - Canterbury

Arrivals Weekend: 16-17 September 2023

Canterbury campus

Welcome to Kent!

We hope you’ve had a good journey and you’re ready to get settled in. Staff and students will be across campus all weekend to help you to move in to your new home and to answer any questions you may have. Keep an eye out for their bright orange t-shirts!

You've arrived!

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    Living in university accommodation?

    Have your Arrivals Pass to hand for when you collect your key from your college reception. Your Pass shows your college and room, but if you need a reminder, you can always revisit your accommodation e-induction, pre-arrival email or ask staff.     

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    Arriving late? Don't worry!

    You can still access your room, just go to your college reception & call Campus Security on 01227 823300. Show a Security Officer your Arrivals Pass to get the key to your room. Go to your accommodation reception the next day to complete check-in.

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    Coming to campus by car?

    You can park in your accommodation's unloading spaces for up to 20 minutes to move your items inside. After this, please move your car to any overflow car park marked ‘P’ on the map. Display your printed unloading permit in the car while on campus.

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    Collect your KentOne card: your student ID

    Go to the Arrivals Hub in Templeman Library to collect your KentOne card (student ID), complete immigration checks if relevant, and to ask any questions you may have about finance or student support. 

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    Check out what's on

    Once you are settled, have a look at lots of events happening during Arrivals Weekend and Welcome Week - from subject induction events to creative workshops and parties, there is something for everyone to meet people and get to know your campus! 

    What's on
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    Campus map

    See our map for key locations and opening times at our Canterbury campus, including our pitstops where parents and supporters can get a free tea or coffee.

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Arrivals Hub in Templeman Library

Open every day from Saturday 16 to Friday 22 September from 9:30 – 16:30.

The Arrivals Hub brings together administrative teams to help you in person, whether you are a new or returning student.  

If you find it is busy during Arrivals Weekend, you can always come back later during the week. 

Get stuck in to uni life!

We are so excited you are here, and to celebrate, we have organised a jampacked programme of events for you to get to know the campus, other students and staff at Kent. 

  • live music 
  • club nights at our on campus nightclub – the Venue
  • events at all our bars on campus
  • outdoor cinema
  • Welcome Fairs to meet all our sports teams and societies
  • quizzes, games nights and crafts! 

Also look out for events organised by your Division to meet your course mates and staff. Don't miss these - they will be really helpful for you to get ready for when teaching starts on 25 September!