Moving in into Beit Hall

Everything you need to know before the big day

Welcome letter

WELCOME TO BEIT HALL!

Hello and congratulations on obtaining a position at Imperial College and Beit Hall! In this welcome letter we cover the important issues connected to your arrival and first few days in the Hall. Please take a few minutes to read it. Up-dated information can be found in our 2016-2017 Facebook profile and from this website. Please check this site if possible in the week before the start of term.

Beit Hall

Beit Hall is one of the largest of Imperial’s Halls of Residence. It houses around 340 students in a mixture of single and twin room accommodation. All rooms have internet and telephone connections available. There are excellent kitchens and social areas in the Hall. The two large Common Rooms located on the ground floor are equipped with a plasma TV, DVD player, a piano, table football, table tennis, pool table and a games TV. The Imperial College Student Union is just across the Quadrangle where there are many facilities including bars and food outlets. The proximity of the Union is convenient and fun, however you may find that loud music especially on Wednesday and Friday nights can be heard from your room. Please remember, Beit is a non-smoking Hall. The use of electronic cigarettes is also not allowed. Please note that the use/possession of any illegal drugs is strictly prohibited.

Registering on eBeit

After accepting your offer you will be able to register with the Wardening Team at Beit Hall. Note: this is different to the 'e-induction' offered by the Accommodation Service, which you also need to do!

You need to complete your eBeit registration by following this link before you can receive your keys. This process will include updating your Emergency Contact Information and accepting the Hall Rules. You will also be issued an Information Card, which you will need to bring on your first day. The Information Card will have directions to the Hall and a stamp for your Health Centre Registration. If you are already registered with a GP in London, they can stamp the Information Card. Otherwise, you will need to register with a GP at the Imperial College Health Centre.

In order to register you will need:
Your College Username and Password (probably your initials followed by 14 or 15)
Your CID Number (College ID Number - probably starting 010 or 009)
A headshot photo (similar/the same as your College ID card photo)

You must print out and bring your Information Card with you on Move-In day!

Where is Beit Hall?

Beit Hall is located on Prince Consort Road at the north of the Imperial campus. It is right next to the Albert Hall. Beit Hall occupies three sides of the Beit Quadrangle building with the fourth side occupied by the Imperial Student Union. The nearest Underground stations are South Kensington or Gloucester Road, each 10 minutes walk from the Hall. Bus numbers 9, 10 and 52 have stops by the Albert Hall, and 360 outside the Hall. Your postal address will be:
Name, Room Number,
Imperial College London,
Beit Hall, Prince Consort Road,
London, SW7 2BB.
You will be told your room number when you arrive.

Arriving

You are expected to arrive on Saturday 1st October between 8:00 and 17:00. You can call the duty warden using the number 07764285894 or internal extension 57710 when you arrive. If you are arriving after Sunday 2nd please make sure you inform the duty warden by the 2nd otherwise your room will be given away. Parking instructions will be provided on our website: usually you are permitted to drop off stuff right outside the Hall and then park in the college campus.
On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd we will be waiting to greet you and help you move in. We'll kick-start the academic year with several events to welcome everybody aboard and encourage people to mix and get to know their neighbours. These will include parties, a 'treasure hunt', food, drinks, and lots more. A Hall boat cruise in Thames will be held on Sunday 9th October. More details can be found upon arrival. Don't miss out!

What to bring, and what not to bring

Be realistic - don’t bring too much. Remember you will only be spending 38 weeks here. Bring essentials such as your books, clothes, some bedding materials (duvet, pillow, linen), basic cooking utensils. Additionally many of you may wish to bring your PC, music system or a TV. You are not allowed to have your fridge or microwave or any other electric kitchen appliances in your room. Please remember we strictly enforce rules about noise so don’t bother to bring the drum kit! If you wish to bring a bicycle then remember that there are no totally secure places to leave them at the Hall and they can’t be taken inside the building. We therefore advise you not to bring a precious bike. There are no long-term parking spaces available so please don’t bring your car. Posters can only be put up on the notice board in your room so don’t bring too many.

Local Amenities

Supermarkets: Sainsbury, 158A Cromwell road. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday for 24 hours and Sunday 1100-1700; Waitrose: 128 Gloucester Road. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 0800 - 2100, Sunday: 1200-1800.
Shops for utensils: Robert Dyas, 201 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BA. Mon-Fri: 8.30am-7pm, Sat: 9am-7pm, Sun: 11am-6pm.
Zara Home: 48 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 4PE. Mon-Wed & Sat: 10am-7pm, Thurs-Fri: 10am-8pm, Sun: noon-6pm.
Argos, Marks & Spencers are on Kensington High Street.

Wardening Team

We are a team of members of academic staff, post-graduate and under-graduate students. See the profiles on our website. Our primary function is to give you support and advice on all the major and minor issues that you will encounter in coming to study and live at Imperial. We will also be helping you organise the social life of the Hall, and helping you to appoint a Hall Committee. The team operates a coordinated system of warden cover.
Contact Details (all internal numbers given below are available from outside College by prefixing them with 0207 59). Duty Warden 07764285894 (you may want to save this number on your mobile phone) or internal extension 57710.

Hall Seniors

These are a special breed of student thought too dangerous to be let loose in the world at large and so kept for an extra year in the Hall. More seriously, their job is to take you under their wing and give you a proper introduction to the College from a student perspective. They also organise and run Hall events especially for the first few weeks of the term – after which we will form a Committee from the new residents to take over some of these duties.

Residences Regulations

There are a number of regulations that must be adhered to by residents of College accommodation. A full set of these is provided in the Residents Handbook. Agreeing to abide by these is a condition of your license. We think you will find these perfectly reasonable rules that will ensure the Hall is a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment in which to live.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about moving in? Check out our FAQ page.