Arrivals and Events

Arriving in Swansea

Welcome to Swansea! Below you will find an easy guide to all you need to know to get started. 

Moving in to your Swansea residence

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Singleton Park Campus:   ‌

Collect keys from Key Collection point within the main marquee.

After 5pm, keys will be moved to Preseli Reception for collection. Preseli is open 24 hours.

Hendrefoelan Student Village:

Collect keys from Hendrefoelan Student Village marquee on the sports court.

After 5pm, keys will be moved to House 40 Reception for collection. House 40 will generally be open 24 hours during Arrivals, but if staff have stepped out, they will always leave a notice on the door with a telephone number to contact themselves or the Welfare Wardens.

Bay Campus:

If your arrival / check in date is more than 3 days after the start of your Tenancy, you must contact us to request & receive a Delayed Arrival Reference number ( )

Failure to do this, even where a Tenancy Agreement has been accepted, may result in the room being cancelled and offered to an incoming student until such time you will be financially liable for the room and any additional administration charges.

Collecting your student ID card

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Collecting your student ID card triggers your first student loan payment.

Singleton Park Campus: Collect your University and Library ID card from Fulton House Refectory

Bay Campus: Collect your University and Library ID card from the Great Hall Room 029

Visit the Welcome Fair


Visit our welcome event for new and returning Swansea students and their families.

21st and 22nd September 9.30am- 5pm

Singleton Park Campus: The Welcome Marquee

Bay Campus: The Core 

Welcome Events

Kick start your Swansea University experience and meet new friends through our welcome events! 

Students' Union Events


We've got everything from beach trips to Balls! Your Union has organised a packed programme of events to help you settle in to the next stage of your life. We're here to help you make the most of your time in Swansea, not only on campus but across the city and county. You can find out more about what we're planning on our website, where you'll also be able to buy your Freshers package and bus pass.

Keep an eye on our Instagram for updates on what plans we're hatching and join our Official Swansea University Freshers Group to get chatting with fellow Freshers!

Attend College Induction events

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  • Attend an induction talk about your studies, tutors, module selection, health and safety, IT facilities and attending other events during the week.
  • Receive your course materials, for example, a timetable and departmental handbook.
  • If you need to change your module selection, ask staff for advice before signing up for a module. By the start of term you should have chosen modules totalling 120 credits.
  • Browse your College subject area induction events, dates and times



Freshers' Fayre

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24 September: Great Hall, Bay Campus

26 September: Marquee, Singleton Campus

 An opportunity to become familiar the Students’ Union, showcasing its services, events, sports clubs and societies

  • Find out about the services and facilities the Students’ Union has to support you
  • Chat to and learn more about the 170 clubs and societies on offer at Swansea
  • Sign up to sports team or societies that will help ypu make new friends, keep active and develop new skills
  • Grab some freebies from local and national businesses and learn more about getting involved with charities