Grizedale freshers at Lancaster University

Welcome Week

Welcome Week – sometimes known as freshers' week – usually takes place in the week before the start of term. It includes a range of social and academic events designed to help ease you in to college and university life.

Arrivals weekend 2020

If you plan to live on campus you are invited to move in on allocated days – details of which will be sent out to you nearer the time.

Please note that, on campus, cars and personal belongings are left at the owner’s risk.

Before you arrive

  • Freshers’ Packs – will be given away for free to all our new first-year students. You can pick them up from the Grizedale foyer on your move-in day.
  • Bus passes will not be available from the Students' Union this year due to COVID-19. You can buy the Lancaster Unirider pass, which provides unlimited bus travel on all Stagecoach services in the Bay Megarider Zone, from the Stagecoach website.

College events and activities

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Grizedale College events plus essential University events, are almost entirely online throughout Michaelmas term. You can see them listed below and on our Events page.

Further information

For more information see the University’s Welcome Week website. You can also see the full schedule in the iLancaster app.

If you have any questions at all, or just feel a little bit lost, please do speak to a member of college staff, or a member of the JCR. We are all here to help, and make sure you have the best time possible!