Arriving Late

You are expected to arrive at LSE in time for your programme to start, but we recognise that this may not always be possible


LSE expects you to arrive in time for you to attend your allocated registration slot and Welcome Presentation but we recognise that sometimes exceptional circumstance mean that this is not always possible.

We will do our best to support you if you arrive at LSE late.

Please check back in September as this information is updated for Welcome 2020. 

1. Letting your department know

LSE's school-wide latest date of registration will be uploaded here in due course and you will not be allowed to register after this date. However, many programmes have earlier latest dates of registration. 

If you plan to arrive at LSE after your allocated registration date you must check that your department will allow this.

Your department will also let you know how best to catch up with anything that you might have missed. Depending how late you register this may include orientation activities and teaching sessions. Remember that you are not allowed to attend teaching until you have registered. 

2. Attend a late registration session

We expect you to register on time. In exceptional circumstances it may, however, be possible for you to register late. 

Please check back in September as this information is updated for Welcome 2020.

3. Watch your Welcome Presentation Online

We will record each Welcome Presentation and publish the links here shortly after Welcome.

You should make sure that you watch the relevant recording because the Welcome Presentations are compulsory and contain key information about your time at LSE.

4. Work through the Welcome Guide

Please check back over the Summer as the Welcome Guide 2020 is published in mid-August. 

5. Contact your residence (if applicable)

If you have a place in an LSE Hall of Residence you should make sure that you let them know that you are arriving late. 

For more details about accommodation options and how to contact the team visit Accommodation.

6. Get Visa Advice

If you need visa advice please contact the International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT). They are the only team at LSE that can provide Visa Advice

7. Go to Post-Welcome Events

Although the majority of Welcome events take place during Welcome, there is still a lot going on around campus during the first few weeks of Michaelmas Term.

Please check back in September as this information is updated for Welcome 2020.