moving in to university accommodation

Moving in

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. The E-induction is accessed through MUSE, once you have accepted your accommodation 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.

Key to your house

Intro Weekend Key collection 2017-18 and beyond...

Key collection newCollecting your keys – the big moment has finally arrived, you get to pick up the new keys to your room.

There will be a large number of students arriving that day so to keep things running, we ask students to pre-book an arrival time on the day your contract starts.

Orientation week takes place from Monday 11 to Friday 15 September 2017. It includes a variety of events and activities aimed at helping new students make friends and settle into life in Sheffield before Intro Week starts including skills session, campus tours and social activities. If you have booked onto the Orientation week you will be notified separately about your key collection address.

Please note: key collection for the majority of students takes place over Intro Weekend on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017.

Students who are arriving out of hours, after 6pm on 16/17 September and from 18 September 2017, please refer to the information below about your key collection address.

If your key collection location is The Diamond this will be the same for after hours and there will be a member of staff on site to assist you.

Key collection location

Accommodation block
The Edge, Customer Services Reception Birchen, Burbage, Bishop's House, Carrysbrook Court, Cratcliffe, Crescent Flats, Crewe, Crewe Lodge, Curbar, Derwent, Endcliffe Avenue houses, Endcliffe Crescent houses, Endcliffe Vale Flats, Froggatt, Glossop Road Houses, Howden, Lawrencefield, Millstone, Oakholme Road Houses, Red Lane houses, Rivelin, Stanage, Stephenson, Yarncliffe, Broad Lane Court, Mappin Court, St. Georges
The Ridge Customer Services Reception Kinder, Laddow, Ramshaw, Ravenstones, Shore Court, Wimberry, Windgather
Allen Court Reception Allen Court, Brightmore Building, St George's Close, Sheffield S3 7HB
Sheffield 3 Reception Sheffield 3, 80 Hoyle St, Sheffield S3 7LG

What to bring

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Here are some suggestions for 
what to bring with you...

What you need to bring You may want to bring You should not bring

Bed linen
Cutlery, crockery, glasses, pans (self-catering)

Sheffield 3 and Allen Court students in the newly refurbished flats - please note that induction pans are required for your hobs

Cleaning products
Coat hangers
Bin bags

Crockery & cutlery (catered)
Pins for notice board
Clothes airing rack
Laptop / PC
Passport (if considering working)
TV and TV Licence

Fairy lights       Extension Leads
Fridges (mini drinks coolers only)

Getting here

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Click here if you’re travelling from the south and east

Click here if you’re travelling from the north

Click here if you’re travelling from the west and Manchester


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.

Sheffield Tram

Safety and security

security sYour 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 

late smallEarly arrivals will not be possible but please feel free to contact the accommodation team if you wish to discuss any exceptional circumstances:

Not planning on arriving over Intro Weekend 16/17 September 2017 – make sure to email: and let us know when you are coming. We will then let you know where to collect your keys.

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.

Single students

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
Post: SSID, Firth Court, Sheffield, S10 2TN

Temporary accommodation

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, and Jonas which are both 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.

Download our Sheffield hotels and guest houses 

*Room prices correct at the time of publication.

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