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Your first day at college

We can't wait to welcome you.

We can't wait to welcome you on campus on your first day. Your first week at college will be all about how you can make the most of your time with us, you’ll get full inductions in to life on campus and your course. Here's everything you need to be prepared for your first day at college.

Your first class

Your timetable will tell you what days of the week you’re in college, what time your lessons are and which room you’ll need to be in. Head to reception before your first class to be welcomed and directed to your first class and induction. There will be plenty of staff on hand on your first day to help you find your way around.

Plan your journey

Whether you’re walking, riding, taking the bus or train it’s good to take a look at the best journey to college and think about how long it’s going to take you. Click here to find out more about getting to college. 

Come prepared 

Bring with you pens and a notepad. You will be able to collect your student ID cards on your first day of college at reception. Our canteens and shops will be open for you to get lunch on campus.

Get involved

Campus life comes with added independence. Grab a coffee, join in with a club or activity, meet new friends, and collaborate in the breakout spaces. There are lots of ways to get involved in campus life in your first few weeks at college. Click here to read our first week of college checklist to help you be part of it. 

Student Discounts

Becoming a student at West Herts College means you will unlock plenty of exciting student discounts! We’ll be emailing you with access to all of these great deals once term has started.

Got a question?

We’re available to help you get ready for the start of term, make sure to contact us on, 01923 812345, or chat to us on the live chat function here on our website if you have any questions. We can’t wait for you to get started.