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. 

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. 

Late registration will take place in the Old Building, Student Service Centre at the following times:

Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October sessions will take place 11am to 12pm and 3pm to 4 pm (MT week 2).

Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October and Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October please attend the Student Services Counter between 11am and 12pm and a member of the Registration Team will complete your registration.

You should have submitted all required Admissions Documentation to the relevant Admissions Team before registering.

All students should register before 25 October. It is not possible to register after 25 October.

Please also make sure that you have collated all of the necessary documents required for registration.

3. Watch your Welcome Presentation Online

We will record an Undergraduate and Postgraduate  Welcome Presentation and publish the links here shortly after Welcome:

Undergraduate Welcome Presentation

Postgraduate Welcome Presentation

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

As you are likely to miss some key talks and events we'd recommend that you spend some time working through the Welcome Guide. 

There is a checklist specifically for late arrivals on page 43.


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.