Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. We have nine colleges in total, and every student belongs to a college, whether you live on campus or choose to commute.
The colleges are individual, inclusive and diverse communities, offering a range of facilities and services. Your college is where your first friendships are formed - your university family. Speak to any Lancaster graduate, and it's likely they ask which college you belong to before they ask what you're studying.
Your college is the first place to go for any support. There are staff on duty around the clock, ready to help, whether it's a friendly word of advice, or something more pressing.
You start with your college on day one and you graduate with your college when you finish. No matter how far you go from Lancaster, you'll always belong to your college.
All colleges have Wi-Fi enabled study spaces, games facilities, social spaces and a 24-hour porter's service. Some colleges offer facilities for off-campus students, such as kitchens and lockers, while others have music rooms or music practice facilities.
All students pay a small college membership fee, which supports the running of college events and activities.
Visit our college websites to find out more about each college and how you can get involved.
Nine colleges, one home
Find out more about what it's like to be part of one of our colleges and why they are central to the Lancaster University experience.
Hear from our students about what it means to them to be part of a college.Colleges and community