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Grizedale Freshers’ Arrival Information

Essential events are highlighted in bold!

Arrive in Grizedale College on Sunday 1st October 2017.

Useful tip. Only pack a bag that you can personally carry. Most of our houses do not have lifts and you may need to carry your bag to the fourth floor. Pack two small manageable bags rather than one large one.


Parents’ Talk and Reception – 11:00am to 3:00pm (George Fox Building)

An opportunity for parents and carers to find out about the University and its services. Talks take place at regular intervals at 11, 12, 1 and 2pm.


Grizedale College Welcome Talk – 6:30pm to 7:30pm (George Fox LT1)

To welcome you to the college, and give you a taste of what is to come in your introduction week, there will be an introduction talk. Located in the George Fox Building is opposite Grizedale College foyer, you will be able to familiarise yourself with staff and students of the college and learn what the college system has to offer. If you forget everything else, remember this meeting. If you get to it you will be guided to everything else from there.

You will also be introduced to the JCR, who are elected fellow students, who have arranged activities all week and run college events throughout the year. All JCR events are covered by your freshers’ pack which you can buy from Grizedale bar on your arrival.

After the welcome talk everyone will go back to Grizedale for a hog roast (vegetarian option available) and photo.


College Membership

This is a compulsory fee of £36 paid at the start of your university life. The money is used for a multitude of things, not least the free meal on arrivals day so don’t forget to attend.

To pay your memberships fee on line go : Online Membership Payments

Please note – You cannot attend events or take part in college life without being a member so do this first and get it out of the way. If you are only going to be at Lancaster for one year or part of a year please choose the £12 option. All others pay the £36 now as there is no system for paying annually


Have a Good Start in Grizedale

To make sure you don’t get off to a bad start, please be very careful on arrivals day. DO NOT leave your car unattended with the boot open while you walk backwards and forwards to your room with your belongings. ALWAYS lock your car between loads. DO NOT leave your room door open. Although the campus is very safe, everyone on campus is a stranger. Not all of these strangers are honest, law abiding citizens. Do not be naive. Protect your property.

For information about your committments in the first week see


Finally, we’d like to welcome you to Grizedale and if you have any questions, please use the contacts below:

  • For questions regarding your arrival or college life, feel free to contact Will.
  • For accommodation queries, feel free to contact Tracy.