Arrivals Weekend is Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2017. The specific day you should arrive depends on your college:
Saturday 30th September: County, Fylde, Lonsdale, Pendle and Graduate Colleges.
Sunday 1st October: Bowland, Cartmel, Furness, Grizedale and Graduate Colleges.
You can move in on your arrivals day from 10am. The first thing you will need to do is collect your keys and settle in. If you are living on campus you will want to know how to connect your laptop, PC or other device to the University network. You can find out how on the Connect to IT page. Once you have moved in and connected to the University network, you will need to fill out an electronic room inventory.
If you are living on campus and can’t get here on the specified arrival day for your college, then get in touch with your Accommodation Manager and let them know your expected arrival date. Please note that early arrivals in campus accommodation are not possible.
College Welcome Talks
Each undergraduate college hosts its own Welcome Talk on their main arrival day – details of times for each college will be available on the Welcome Week schedule. All new students including those who do not live on campus in their first year are required to attend this talk. As well as finding out what’s in store for the week ahead, you will discover more about what your college has to offer. You will be introduced to other students and members of the college staff, all of whom will be an integral part of your time at Lancaster.
Parents and carers can come along to the Parents’ Reception during Arrivals Weekend for complimentary coffee and biscuits with fellow parents and our family programme team. At the reception you will be able to pick up other useful information about student services, the local area and arts and sports facilities.
Presentations take place at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm in the George Fox Building on 30th September and 1st October 2017.
Households where everyone’s a full-time student don’t have to pay Council Tax. If there’s someone in your household who’s not a full-time student, then you may still qualify for a discount.
Lancaster University provides a list of all current full-time students to Lancashire County Council at the start of each academic year so they know who should and shouldn't be charged.
If you will be living outside of Lancaster City Council, you will need a Registration Certificate which you can order from the Document Ordering section within your Student Portal after you have registered with the University.