Students in kitchen at Woodward

College accommodation

If you applied for a place in Imperial accommodation by the deadline and have met all the conditions of your offer you will receive an email in September telling you which hall you've been allocated to. We call this your 'accommodation offer'. It will detail what type of room you've been allocated (e.g. single, twin, en-suite) but not your room number as you will receive this when you arrive.

If you're happy to accept this offer, you must do so by the deadline given in the email in order to secure your room.

You will also be required to complete an online accommodation induction. Once completed you will have your 'boarding pass' that will cover all the information you will need to prepare you for arrivals weekend.

Once the above is complete you will not receive any further communication from us about your accommodation offer until your arrival date

For more information about this process, including how we allocate rooms, please see our Accommodation FAQsInformation on fees and payment can be found here.

Find out more about our halls of residence on our accommodation website, and get some top tips on what to expect when you live in halls from student blogger Lorna.

What to bring

If you've already started packing, here are a few things that might help you with the list of what you need – and don't need – to bring.

All study bedrooms are equipped with:Student in bedroom at Eastside

  • a bed
  • study desk
  • chair
  • wardrobe
  • shelving
  • desk lamp
  • curtains
  • chest of drawers
  • laundry basket
  • notice board
  • book shelf/case

The following are not provided so you will need to bring them with you:

  • bedding
  • cooking utensils
  • cutlery and crockery
  • saucepans
  • a network cable

You may wish to consider pre-ordering bedding, crockery, cutlery and even some essential electrical items.

You can purchase many essential items through UniKitOut, a company that specialises in providing competitively priced 'packs' that are tailored to the needs of new students. Imperial students receive a 10% discount by quoting IMP18 at the checkout!

What not to bring

You are advised not to bring the following prohibited items with you:Students in common room in Wilson

More information can be found in the Guide to Living in Halls (PDF).