UEA Accommodation and Campus Life


View all accommodation questions via our #AskUEA page

help help


Download the accommodation handbook

Read It


Campus Tour with Miwa Uno

Discover UEA campus with one of our fellow students', Miwa Uno


A taste of UEA residences

Read It

UEA isn’t just an inspiring place to study, it’s also a great place to live. Just like our campus, student accommodation at UEA is designed to help you make the most of your time here.

For more details about accommodation at UEA, have a look at our student accommodation handbook or visit our Accommodation portal pages.

Making your application

If you would like to be considered for a place in UEA accommodation, please complete the online application preference form.

Fill out your accommodation application form

Register online

All undergraduate students should complete the online registration before they arrive at UEA

Link to Registering online

Looking for a house in the private sector?

As well as our accommodation at UEA, you can also find great places to live in the local area. The Student Union at UEA run a service called Homerun, which can offer advice and provide assistance with finding a private house.

Get help to find a flat or house nearby through Home Run.

Pack wisely

Think carefully about what you choose to bring with you, considering the space available and your needs. In particular, there are some items – for example, a kettle – which you might choose to purchase with your flatmates once you have arrived rather than bring your own. 

What to pack

If you are transporting your luggage separately, please arrange for it to arrive once you are on campus as there is no safe space for us to store luggage until you get here.

When to arrive

Your arrival date will be specified on your room offer email. For a general overview of arrival dates, please refer to the accommodation timeline

When you arrive at UEA you will need to collect your key and register for your course. 

Details about course registration

Where to collect your key

The venue for 8 January arrivals is the Hive in Union House.

If you are due to arrive on a different day, you will need to collect your key from the Accommodation Office in Nelson Court between 9am and 5pm. 

If you are unsure which date to arrive, please check your room offer email or contact us. If you would like to arrive before your designated arrival date, you will need to arrange temporary hotel or B&B accommodation.

Running late?

We would advise arriving during the advertised key collection times as we have a large amount of support available to you. If it is not possible to arrive during these times, you will still be able to collect your key.

I’ve arrived late on campus – what do I do?
  1. Pack wisely

    Think carefully about what you choose to bring with you, considering the space available and your needs. There are also many shops in Norwich in case you forget anything. For more ideas about what (and what not) to bring, see our suggested packing list here.

  2. Meet your Warden

    Your Warden is an older student who is responsible for the welfare of the flat. They will introduce themselves in the first week, and you should contact them if you have any issues within your flat.

    Details about Wardens

  3. Get cooking!

    UEA students have produced this amazing recipe book which gives you 70 pages of culinary ideas specially written for the type of kitchen equipment you’ll find in your flat. Sharing a meal is a brilliant way to get to know your flatmates. 

Norwich is a vibrant city with lots to offer, and there are many rental properties available close to the university. You can get help to find a flat or house through Home Run, the lettings agency run by the Students’ Union. You’ll find a list of accredited properties and landlords, as well as a message board to find housemates.

Start your property search


You can email us at  Tel: +44 (0) 01603 592092

For regular updates on accommodation for new arrivals, follow our social media below:

  1. UEA Accomodation Facebook Group


  2. UEA Accomodation Twitter Feed




Ask us a question

If you didn't find the answers you were looking for on the new students website, just fill in the box below with your enquiry and we will get back to you. Admissions enquiries: or telephone +44 (0)1603 591515

This field is mandatory.
This field is mandatory.
This field is mandatory.