Getting ready for uni checklist

Surrey students outside Senate House for Welcome Week

We’ve created a handy checklist of things that you need to do before you start your course. 


Complete online pre-registration 

This is an important first step. Pre-register online in just a few minutes.

Pre-register now

Activate your IT account

Get access to your Surrey emails, our student app, online file storage and more when you activate your IT account.

Find out more

Book an asymptomatic Covid test

You are required to take asymptomatic Covid tests at least twice per week as soon as you arrive (once you have completed any periods of self-isolation) to help us protect each other. We have free testing available at Surrey Sports Park which you can book online, or you can order a free rapid home test kit from the UK government website.

Book a test slot

Order a free test kit

Book a test

Browse your dedicated welcome to Surrey website

Have a look around this website – there's lots of useful information for new students.

Check your welcome timetable

Your personalised timetable will tell you about all of the events happening during welcome week to help you get settled into life at Surrey.

Find your timetable

Book your international meet and greet

We have a dedicated meet and greet service for international students which runs on various days throughout the academic year. 

Book your place

Download the MySurrey App

This will be your companion for life on campus – download on your phone before you arrive to get access to maps, emails and your course timetable once it’s released.

Download the app

Upload your campus card photo

Save time and do this before you arrive on campus. You can do this during pre-registration – the deadline is Friday 28 January. 

Request your campus card online

Attend a pre-arrival webinar

We are hosting a pre-arrival webinar in January, which will be free to attend and will be a great opportunity to ask questions and meet some of our current students.

Book your place now

Browse our current students website

The MySurrey website is your single place for information about every aspect of university life – take a look on your laptop or mobile.

Browse MySurrey

Register for a GP

You can register with a local doctor online before you arrive to save time. 

Register online

Check out the Students’ Union welcome events

The Students’ Union (SU) will be running lots of events throughout the first few weeks. Head to their website to find out what will be on offer. 

Visit the SU website

Online consent course

The University of Surrey and the Students' Union are committed to making campus a safer place, with a zero tolerance to harassment, hate crime, abuse and bystander behaviours. Help us keep Surrey safe by learning about consent and taking our free online course.

Take the course

Start packing

Take a look at our handy what to pack guides to help you get started.

Read our guides

Top tips

Follow the University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date with what's happening around campus.

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A student posing with Steve the Stag
Get ready for your enrolment and pre-register.
A parent and student unpacking their suitcase in halls
What to pack
Take a look at our guide on what to pack.
Two student carrying boxes on campus
Book your arrival slot
Book your place for moving-in weekend.
Student on mobile
MySurrey App
The App gives you access to a range of university services.