Arriving during Michaelmas Term

Find out what you need to do if you plan to arrive on campus during Michaelmas Term


We expect all new and returning LSE students to come to, and be resident in, London for the start of term. This will ensure a best possible experience for you and your fellow students as you will be engaging with teaching and learning on campus alongside your peers and academic faculty. 

However, we are of course aware that the effects of the current pandemic may delay your arrival in London due to travel disruption or local closures to visa offices etc. and for this reason we have introduced a new two-stage registration process for 2020, Online Registration and Campus Enrolment.

During the registration process you will be asked if you need to study remotely (online only) for a fixed period because of the ongoing impact of COVID-19.  It is currently not expected that this fixed period of remote study will extend beyond the end of the Michaelmas Term. You will also be asked about your plans to join us on campus in London. This will be sent to your department so they can better understand your situation, support your initial study online and eventual arrival on campus.

Online Registration

You will receive an email notification when it is time to register online for your programme.

Please register as soon as you can, even if you are unsure of when you will arrive on campus. As part of the online registration process, you will be asked to tell us when you are likely to arrive on campus (it is ok to give us an approximate date) and then provide us with a little more information on the reason for your delay so we can provide you with the right guidance and support. The information you give us will then be sent to your academic department who will contact you with the information you need to access the teaching and learning for your programme online. It is currently not expected that remote study will extend beyond the end of Michaelmas Term.

At the end of the online registration process, you will be directed to activitate your student IT account and setup your LSE email account. Once you have completed online registration and setup your accounts, you will have full access to all online teaching and learning resources.

The School's latest date for registration is 23 October 2020, although some programmes have earlier latest registration dates. Please ensure that you register online by the latest date of registration for your programme.

Book a campus enrolment slot

It is very important that you attend campus enrolment as soon as possible once you have arrived on campus.

Individual campus enrolment slots will commence from 28 September 2020. You can now book a campus enrolment slot, via the Student Hub Full instructions on how to use the booking facility in Student Hub, is available here. When entering a team in the booking search field, you will need to search for 'Campus Enrolment MT 2020'.

Campus enrolment slots, for students arriving during Michaelmas Term, will take place in the Student Services Centre atrium on the Ground Floor of the Old Building. 

Once you have completed campus enrolment, you will be issued your LSE Card, giving you access to campus and on-campus teaching and services.

Updating your arrival plans

As part of the online registration process, you will be asked to confirm your current plans for arrival on campus. 

If your plans change at any time, after you have completed online registration, please complete this form.

Arriving in Lent Term

Campus enrolment sessions will be available to students that arrive in-person in LT. You should be enroled before your first LT in-person teaching dates, the schedule for which will be published in due course. Check back for further details.