Pre-Arrival FAQs

Can I bring my car?

This really depends as some of our residences have car parks whilst others don’t. Once your place is confirmed, please give your residence a call to check and to find out the specific arrangements for parking. Refer to our residence profiles to find out which residences have on-site parking.


Can I view my accommodation before I move in?

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we will be unable to offer accommodation viewings prior to arrival. Images of our residences can be found on UofG Accommodation - Flickr and we have 360° tours of Murano Street Student Village and Queen Margaret Residence on YouTube Accommodation Services


What should I bring?

You need to bring cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and towels for most residences.  For Wolfson Hall, Student Flats (not Houses), Lister House and Dumfries you need to bring towels. Visit our UofGLiving page for some great tips on what to bring or to buy when you arrive.

Also remember your passport, driving licence and other important documents. Lastly don't forget your phone/laptop charger.


How do I access the internet?

In all University of Glasgow residences, Internet and IPTV services are provided by our IT service partners Optify.

Complete information regarding all services and setup is available at site reception desks and on the Optify web page.

Check out our UofGLiving page for further information and contact details.


How long do I need to self isolate? NEW DETAIL for International arrivals from January 18th 2021

Since the closure of travel corridors on Monday 18th January anyone arriving from overseas must isolate for 10 days along with all other members of the household.

From Monday 14th December 2020, anyone required to self-isolate, due to contact with someone who has had a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19), or as a result of quarantine rules on arrival from overseas will need to do so for 10 days following updated clinical advice. Full details on the Scottish Government web page