When you arrive, university can seem like a buzzing town where everyone else knows where they're going. It can take a while to get your bearings, but your college is there from day one. It's your base on campus, a place you can put down roots, your home.
For most students, your college is also your accommodation for the first year, but it's more than just a place to stay, it's where you'll study and socialise too. You can meet your friends in the social space or join in your college's events and activities such as quizzes, live performances or even cooking classes. If you live off campus, or move into the city in your second year, your college is still yours, wherever you're staying.
You'll make friends through your course and any societies you might join too, but your college is a ready-made set of friends. You'll live together, compete together in intercollege competitions and most people find these are the friendships that last the longest.
During your time at Lancaster, your college offers the first port of call for any support. There are staff on duty round the clock, ready to help, whether it's a friendly word of advice, or something more serious.
Once you have your degree, you'll leave Lancaster University behind, but you'll always belong to your college.