Study Abroad Programme students: Details of accommodation arrangements can be found on the Study Abroad webpage.
The University offers a wide range of halls accommodation on or very close to campus.
If you would like to live in University accommodation, please apply for accommodation as soon as possible. You can do this on the Accommodation portal which is accessed via RISIS (once logged in click ‘Actions’ and then 'Accommodation'). It is important that you have arranged accommodation before you arrive on campus.
E-induction and arrival
Once the e-induction is live (from mid-December) you will be sent a link to complete this via email.
Once you have completed your E-induction, you can then proceed to book your arrival slot using the home at halls app. Search for ‘Home at Halls’ in your app store. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you will be asked to register with your first name, last name, student ID and email address.
To book your arrival time using the app, select the ‘Intake’ tile. You will see the dates and times available – just select your preferred option.
Need to change your arrival date? No problem. Go back into the app and you can make a change to one of the other available slots.
If you cannot use the app or are having any difficulty with booking a time, contact the Halls Hotline who will be able to help you. Tel: 0800 029 1984, Email: Reading.Helpdesk@upp-ltd.com.
If your contract starts on Thursday 31 December but you need to arrive earlier than this date please contact the Accommodation Office at email@example.com by Friday 18 December to request this.
When booking your arrival please bear in mind that Friday 1 January is a public holiday in the UK and most shops and non-essential services are closed and public transport is very limited on this date.
From 22 December to 4 January, the University will be closed for the Winter break. However, all halls of residence are open, with catering available if required and support accessible for anyone who needs to self-isolate during this time.
Kitchen and bedding packs
If you want to save space on packing, you can reserve a bedding pack and a kitchen pack in advance and we will have it ready for you to collect from your hall reception on arrival. If you are travelling from overseas and are required to self-isolate (quarantine) on your arrival to halls these will be provided free of charge. Otherwise you will need to pay for these at your halls reception. More details are available about which bedding packs are available. Please make your reservation using the app when you book your arrival time.
Students in Catered Halls will have a Clever Cuisine Eating automatically applied to their Campus Card and do not need to anything else. If you are quarantining or isolating, we will deliver food to your room and this will automatically start once you have checked in. You won’t need a Campus Card if you are quarantining to receive your food. If you are arriving earlier than the start of term and wish to have Catering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in Self-Catered Halls can opt-in to a Clever Cuisine Eating Plan ranging from a few meals per week up to fully Catered and you can find out more at www.clever-cuisine.com
We offer a range of delivery, click and collect and in-person services and you can find out more online at www.clever-cuisine.com and click Locations. Park Market has a wide range of groceries, cooking equipment, toiletries and other household essentials to order online or in person. For more information visit www.weareparkbar.com and click order from Park Market.
Accommodation for Families and Couples
Our accommodation includes accommodation suitable for Families and Couples. This is different to the single occupancy halls. If you plan to arrive with a partner or children, you need to have applied for Families and Couples accommodation and have been made an appropriate offer. If you are unsure, please contact email@example.com Please note there are limited places for this type of accommodation.
Find out more about other types of accommodation.
RUSU housing advice
If you need specialist housing advice to do with private housing law, rights and responsibilities and housing contracts please see the RUSU Advice Service.