Campus and Community Life

Life on campus is a bit different during Covid-19 restrictions but we still have lots for you to get involved in safely. From a new food and drink marquee to online Tai Chi, Woodland Walks and Green Lancaster activities. 

General guidance and Covid-19 information for students including advice on health, self-isolation and accessing support is available on the Student Portal.

What's on when

This webpage is being regularly updated to keep you up to date on all the activities and events available to you. The events below are just some of the things that are going on in and around the University and there's even more on the Student Portal too.

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Look after your health and wellbeing

We are to help you be safe and be active this term with our healthy living campaign. The campaign aims to make it as easy as possible for staff and students to make healthy lifestyle choices whilst studying and working from home.

Whether it's trying a new exercise, or making nutritious food and drink choices, there's plenty going on this term to help you feel healthy in body and mind.

Stay up to date with the campaign by following Lancaster Campus Life on social media or following #LUHealthyLiving.

Our Sports Centre is having a phased re-opening to ensure that our facilities are as safe as possible you can find details on this on the Sports Centre homepage. The Sport Lancaster team are offering virtual classes including Tai Chi and Wellbeing at your Desk and outdoor fitness classes there's always the Woodland Walk if you need to get some fresh air. The walk is a 2.6-mile route through beautiful woodlands, signposted with a choice of routes around campus.

Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre includes facilities for the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room. During lockdown, the Chaplaincy is offering virtual meditation sessions, a great way to clear your mind and refocus.

Campus is also home to a dental practice, pharmacy and health centre, which is part of the city's Lancaster Medical Practice group.

Click and collect food service

Following the government roadmap, we have planned a phased re-opening of campus food and drink outlets.

Following the government roadmap, we have planned a phased re-opening of campus food and drink outlets. We are currently operating for outdoor table service, maximum of 6 people or 2 households. Find out more about what is opening and when. We are happy to be back and will look forward to seeing you again.

Barker House Farm Food

Eat and Drink @ Alex Square

A pop-up marquee on Alex Square allowing you to order food through a QR code/app from participating outlets on campus to be delivered to your table in the marquee. Ordering will be available within outlet opening times.

Eat and Drink @ Alex Square

Opening Times

You can check the opening times of all our campus outlets and services here but to make this a little easier we've highlighted some key services below.


Mon- Sat 7am - 11pm. Sunday 8am - 11pm.

Central Stores

Monday – Saturday 9am - 6pm. Sunday 10am – 6pm.


7 days a week 11am - 1am

Pizzetta Republic

7 days a week 8am - 10pm

Guan Zi Restaurant

Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm


Monday - Saturday 8am - 10pm. Sunday 9am - 10 pm.


Monday - Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm. Saturday 7:30am - 5pm. Sunday 8:30am - 4pm.

Up to speed with the new parcel collection system? A new system has been implemented that carefully follows Government guidelines to reduce contact between students and couriers.

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Support services

Lancaster has a range of specialist support services that work in partnership with your academic department and your college to offer you the right support at the right time.

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More useful links

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Latest update on Library Services

Book an individual study space in the Library via the booking system. You’ll need your Library card and a face mask. Click the link to find out more.