We hope you’re looking forward to coming to Sheffield but we know that you’ve probably got lots of questions too. Find out everything you need to know about moving into University accommodation, from what to bring to how to get here.
The pre-arrival accommodation E-induction is available for students who are moving in during September and February. We'll email you with details of how to access and complete it when you accept your residences contract.
Everything you need to know
The e-induction contains important information about your move to Sheffield, including where you'll need to go to collect your keys, the teams who are here to help you during your stay, health and safety advice and lots more.
Your arrival time slot
Most importantly, the e-induction enables you to choose a time slot for arriving and collecting your keys over Intro Weekend - this is when most students arrive in Sheffield and move into their accommodation.
How to access your e-induction
When you accept your accommodation contract, you'll be emailed your own personalised username and password to enable you to access the e-induction.
If you've lost your e-induction username and password, please contact the Customer Services team on 0114 222 4488 or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a new one.
Key collection 2017-18
Key collection for the majority of students takes place over Intro Weekend on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017.
Students who are arriving outside these dates, please refer to the information below
What to bring
Here are some suggestions for what to bring with you.
Travelling to City accommodation
If you are travelling to City accommodation, please take a look at our University parking map to see where you can park.
Safety and security
Your security and safety is a key priority for us and we have a wide range of measures in place to help ensure that you stay safe during your time with us. These include 24/7 security services, CCTV and regular patrols.
Although Sheffield is one of the safest cities in the UK, it is important that you take responsibility for your own personal safety, so click here for a few tips on staying safe in the city and to see contact details for various health services.
Early and late arrivals
Please check this page again closer to the time for information about what to do in the case of early and late arrivals for the 2017-18 academic year.
Immigration and visa information
Students with families
If you are an international student with dependants and you are applying for visas at the same time to enter the UK for the first time, you will not need to show proof of accommodation. However, if you wish to bring a dependant over to the UK later on, you are advised to provide evidence of suitable accommodation, such as a tenancy agreement.
If you are coming to the UK as a single student, immigration regulations do not require you to provide details of accommodation prior to a Visa being issued. If you are told that this is a requirement, please contact the Student Services Department immediately on:
Telephone: 0114 222 9679
If you need a place to stay on a bed and breakfast basis, there are several options including Halifax Hall, the University's own hotel, which is located close to the Ranmoor/Endcliffe residences.
There is a wide variety of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses around the city. To see some of the places you can stay in Sheffield you can download our PDF list, which includes full details and prices*. Most people prefer to stay closer to the University, so we've listed them in location order, with the closest being listed first.
*Room prices correct at the time of publication.