Before you arrive
Discover how you can prepare for your new life as a student at the University of Surrey.
Getting ready for uni checklist
We have created a handy list of what to prepare for your arrival at Surrey.
Are you an international or exchange student? There are a few extra things for you to do before you arrive. Read our international and exchange students arrival information.
Talk to a current student
Chat to one of our experienced students who are here to listen, share their knowledge and experience, and help you get answers to all those questions you may have before arriving and once you’re here!
What you need to do before you arrive
All students are required to pre-register and set up their IT account. Don't forget to also organise your student finance.
Be prepared for study
There are a few things that you need to know before you join us in September.
This will ensure you are ready and know what to expect.
Make sure you know where you will be living and are prepared for moving in.
If you plan to live off campus, read our advice about renting privately.
Advice for commuting students
Lots of students choose to stay at home and travel to the University for many reasons. Here’s some tips if you are considering this option:
- Check out the transport information on MySurrey for information about travelling to, from and around the University.
- We have lockers across campus which you can use to store belongings during the day.
- Don’t forget that you have the same access to all of our student services, clubs and societies as everyone else. Get to know your Students’ Union and drop into MySurrey Hive to meet our team.