What's open during the vacation?
Are you staying on campus during Summer? Find out where to shop, eat, study and more.
Eat and drink
Barker House Farm will remain closed during the vacation period.
Cafe 21 will open from 8.30am-3pm on weekdays and will close on weekends and bank holidays.
Costa Coffee will open from 8am-6pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on weekends.
The Deli is currently closed due to the Spine Remodelling Works and will reopen in mid-September. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Grizedale Cafe Bar will remain closed during the vacation period.
The Herdwick will open from 8-11pm throughout the vacation period.
The Hub will open from 8.30am-4.30pm on weekdays and will close on weekends and bank holidays.
The Lounge will open from 9am-3pm Monday to Friday except for 17th-21st July and Bank Holiday Monday 28th August.
The Marketplace will open from 7.30am-4pm Monday to Friday until 28th July.
The Mill will open from 12-9pm throughout the vacation period with the exception of bank holiday Monday 28th August when it will be closed.
The Northern Oak will remain closed during the vacation period pending conferences.
Pendle Rooms will remain closed during the vacation period.
The Red Lion will remain closed during the vacation period.
Trevor will remain closed during the vacation period.
The Trough will remain closed during the vacation period pending conferences.
Santander will continue to operate normal opening hours except for 17th August when it will open from 1-4pm.
The Sports Centre will operate its normal opening hours throughout the Easter vacation with the exception of Bank Holiday Monday 28th August when opening hours will be 9.30am-4.30pm.
Portering and Security
Porter cover will continue to be available 24/7 in Grad College. Elsewhere, one Porter will operate between two colleges to allow Summer Leave.
For IT problems during the summer vacation you can:
- Visit the Service Desk in the Learning Zone from 10.30am-3.30pm, Monday to Friday.
- Contact the Service Desk by phone on +44 (1524) 510987 or by email at email@example.com from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
You can also search for answers to IT problems online in LancasterAnswers.
Find Library and Learning Zone opening hours on the Library website.
Design, Print and Photography (DPP) will open as usual over summer with the exception of the bank holiday on 27th August.
Stagecoach buses will operate every day throughout the summer vacation period, serving both the main campus and Alexandra Park. For timetable details please see the Transport Hub in iLancaster, the bus departure screens in Alexandra Square and the Underpass or the Stagecoach website. Please note that on the bank holiday of Monday 28th August all Stagecoach bus services will operate to their Sunday timetables.
The Stagecoach 555 service provides a direct bus link into the Lake District from Lancaster Bus Station. Further information on this service is available here.
MegaBus and National Express coach services across the UK will continue to stop on campus throughout the summer vacation. All bookings need to be made in advance online on the Megabus or National Express websites.
Taxi ranks are available in Bowland Avenue by the Chaplaincy Centre, outside the Management School and on Alexandra Park by the bus stop for Lonsdale College. These will remain open throughout the Vacation.
Train services are likely to be reduced slightly on the bank holiday on Monday 28th August. You can check train times and book train tickets via The Trainline. If you are traveling by train you can check the Lancaster station live departures board to see when your train is expected in Lancaster. This is also available in the Transport Hub on iLancaster. You can find out how engineering works will affect train services on any given future travel date by using the National Rail website.
Cycling - the free Dr. Bike service on Thursdays will resume again on Thursday 12th October.
The same campus car parking charges apply during vacation periods as during term-times. The restrictions on student parking permits do not apply during the Summer Vacation so any student wishing to purchase a Student Parking Permit for Alexandra Park can do so for the Summer Vacation. The Summer Vacation permit charge is £49.
Further travel information can be accessed on the University’s Commuting to Campus webpages.
Students’ Union Welcome Desk: open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday
LUSU Central: open 9am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 10pm Sunday
LUSU Living: open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Summer accommodation for Lancaster University students is located in Furness College this year, and you can find information and application forms on the accommodation website. Non Lancaster students, visitors and staff should contact the Conference Office or make alternative arrangements. Pre-sessional students may be housed together in other areas and you should contact your course convener for more information in this instance.