Get ready for the best two weeks ever and the beginning of your life at Elvyn
Firstly, congratulations on gaining a place at what you will soon realise is the best hall at Loughborough University. You will undoubtedly have the best years of your life here.
We have organised two entire weeks full of activities and amazing socials to make sure you have the best Freshers weeks possible. There will be things to do both during the day and night, and almost every night will be themed, so make sure you are dressed to impress!
Freshers is the best opportunity to mingle with other people in your hall, get to know the campus, and integrate yourself with the new lifestyle. It is going to be both amazing and unforgettable. However, as fantastic Freshers is, it can be hectic and tiring. So our advice to you is to get fully involved, put yourself out there as much as you can, and enjoy it as much as you can while it lasts!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
COMPULSORY FEES TO PAY
Fee that pays for events throughout the year including Summer Ball, sports events and trips throughout the year.
Basically your room deposit which is a refundable payment (as long as you leave your flat in a good condition) that you have to pay before you arrive.
This pays for your events which you do within Elvyn during freshers fortnight only (which will become a massive part of your Loughborough experience). You need this to get involved with the activities going on in hall during the two weeks of freshers such as entries and travel to clubs, bowling, town tours, day trips away, punch parties and more. You’ll get a wristband and a T-shirt which lets us know you’ve bought it, and you’ll get to meet all the people you’ll be spending the next year living with!
OPTIONAL FEES TO PAY
This fee is more for returners. If you are living in town for the year but still wish to be part of the hall and get involved in activities such as IMS, then you will need to pay for £20 fee to be affiliated to Elvyn Richards.
Platinum is highly recommended. Platinum entitles you to free entry throughout the year to all Union Nights as well as special drinks offers. It will also include Fresher Ball ticket for an unforgettable night and live act.
MOVE IN DAY
On move in day, fresher helpers, the committee, and subwardens will all be available to help you settle into your new home and make sure you have the best experience of your life! There will be trolleys to help you move in your stuff in your new room, so don’t worry about carrying heavy boxes around the Hall.
Before arriving to university, you will be asked to fill out an application for accommodation. When you have been accepted by your chosen halls of residence, you will be required to carry out a guided process in order to retrieve your IT credentials. Essentially, this will be your student email address, password, and student ID number.
When retrieving your IT credentials, you will be asked for your personal details in order to request your Student ID. On move in day, you will need to show any for m of documentation, and will be given your Student ID. Simple as that!
This is the biggest event during the entire two weeks that is Freshers. It is essentially a chanting battle between the sixteen halls at Loughborough University, and only one will win. The committee will have written chants according to your Freshers' theme, and you will rehearse them throughout the week. Trust us, there's no other thing like the Sing Off. It is pure adrenaline, incredibly exciting, indescribable, and a true Loughborough experience.