Moving In

Before you arrive

You must register online and upload a photo before move-in day – otherwise we will not have an ID card to give you on arrival!

Check our What to Bring to Halls page. It give an useful advice on what to bring with you, what not to bring, and what to get once you arrive. Taking a toothbrush and a charger for your laptop and mobile phone is a safe bet.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to accept deliveries or post on your behalf prior to your arrival. Please do not have anything sent to Wilkinson before Move-In Saturday. Any post will be returned to sender.

It is also unfortunately not possible to enter/look around Wilkinson prior to Move-In day as it is open for summer guests.

Move-In Day

10am – 4pm on Saturday 28 September 2019
Wilkinson Hall, Princes Gardens, London SW7 1AW

Your room allocation – which is not handled by the Wardens, but by the Accommodation Office – will not vary depending on when you arrive. Please do ideally arrive in the time window indicated. However, should you arrive late, please inform us as soon as possible or else your room may be reallocated to another student.

Once you arrive at Wilkinson, we will be waiting to give you a warm welcome at the front entrance. At the check-in desk, we will:

  • check that you have registered
  • issue the keys to your room
  • give you your College ID card (if you have registered on time)

Our fantastic team of volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to help you to your room.

If you are driving in with family or friends, you will be able to park for a short while (up to 20 minutes) for offloading in the front of Wilkinson. After that, we will be able to provide you with a pass to use Imperial College parking approximately 5 minutes walk from the Hall.

While you are settling in and making your room feel like home we will have tea and coffee for your parents (and some tissues too, if necessary) to relax and take a break before they say goodbye.

After everyone is all moved in we will have a compulsory welcome talk, this is an opportunity to meet the team and let you know important information about living at Wilkinson.

We are then planning to cook together and have floor parties so you can get to know your flatmates. We’ll then finish the evening in the Common Room together with all floors so you can mingle with the rest of Wilkinson!

What Next?

There will be numerous events organised by your Hall Seniors and Wardens, and some by your Department, and many by the Union and various societies over the next fortnight. Check out the hall Facebook page for a calendar of events!

College classes starts on the Monday after Move-In day.