Arriving on campus

Whether you’re living on campus, commuting or travelling from abroad, here is some useful information about what you need to do on your first day.

Living on campus?

Make sure you arrive at the right campus by using the post codes below.

College Lane – AL10 9AB: Arrivals for Bellingham Court, MacLean Court, Newton Court, Schofield Court, Spalding Court and Telford Court

de Havilland – AL10 9EU: Arrivals for Aldenham, Ashwell, Hadham, Kimpton, Lemsford, Redbourn, Sandridge, Sarratt, Shenley, Watton, Welwyn.

Arrival passes

You will need this to collect your bedroom key. Your arrival pass can be printed anytime via the Accommodation Portal. Not sure you have this?

Get in touch with the Student Centre who will be able to help you.

Collecting your bedroom key

College Lane: You can collect your key from Hutton Hub.

de Havilland: You can collect your key from Restaurant de Havilland.

If you are not arriving on Saturday 21 or Sunday 22 September, you can collect your key from The Oval on College Lane and the Housing Office on de Havilland.

We will direct you to these locations when you arrive.

Parking for arrivals weekend

Once you have collected your key, you will receive a car hanger that will allow you to park outside of the residences for up to 20 minutes. Our staff will be on hand to guide you to the most suitable parking location when you arrive on campus, and you will be sent an email with an Arrivals Leaflet a week before you arrive.

If you have a blue badge or need level access, make sure you let our staff know on the day.

Commuting to campus?

All of the details relating to your first day on campus will be available within your joining instructions.

Remember to check over your options for travelling to campus. We have more information available on our where to find us page.

The University has its own bus company, Uno.

Uno runs local buses throughout Hertfordshire and into North London. Discounted tickets are available for staff and students.

Common routes are:

- 341 Hatfield - Broxbourne

- 601 Borehamwood - Welwyn Garden City

- 602 Hatfield - Watford

​- 610 Enfield/Cockfosters – Luton

Please visit the Uno website for timetable information and other routes. You can also see live bus times through the Herts Mobile app.

We also run the UH Shuttle. It is a free service between The Forum (College Lane campus) and de Havilland.

UNO Bus fares

If travelling by car, the University campuses are close to junction 3 of the A1(M) and signposted. The postcode for sat nav use is:

AL10 9AB for College Lane campus

AL10 9EU for de Havilland campus

Please note that there is limited parking available on both campuses. Both residential and commuting students will need to apply for a parking permit, meeting eligibility criteria.

The University offers a park and ride facility at Angerland, just off junction 2 of the A1(M). It’s available for all our students to use and no permit is needed.

Find out more about park and ride

There are fast and frequent trains from London Kings Cross to Hatfield train station and from London St Pancras to St Albans train station, directions can be found using the National Rail Journey Planner.

Buses run frequently to both campuses from Hatfield and St Albans stations.

To/from Hatfield station:

- 653 is the most frequent service from the station to College Lane campus (the Forum) and then on to the de Havilland campus

- 614 stops at College Lane campus (the Forum) and de Havilland campus

- 602 stops at College Lane campus (the Forum) and de Havilland campus

To/from St Albans station:

- 602 stops at College lane campus (the Forum) and de Havilland campus

- 601 stops at de Havilland

Travel discounts

Many students can benefit from discounted travel. Have a look to see if you will qualify for any of the following discounts. Remember that you may need to be fully registered with us before you can apply:

Travelling from overseas?

If you’re travelling to Herts from outside of the UK, our international pages have lots of details about travel and what to do on arrival.