Fresher reps welcome new students

Arrivals Weekend

Arrivals guidance for students who will begin their programmes in autumn 2024.

Will you live on campus?

Campus residents should be ready to move in on Saturday 28 or Sunday 29 Septmber 2024, depending on your college's arrival day, which is listed below. Your college will contact you with details about the arrangements for your arrival. When you get here you will be greeted by college staff and student Welcome Reps keen to introduce themselves and help you move in, before Welcome Week events get underway. We aim to give every new student a very warm welcome to Lancaster and make sure you feel comfortable, settled and supported.

College arrival days

  • Saturday 28 September 2024: Bowland, Cartmel, Furness, Grizedale and Chancellor’s Wharf
  • Sunday 29 September 2024: County, Fylde, Lonsdale and Pendle
  • Graduate College: arrive on either 28 or 29 September 2024

Or are you a commuter student?


If you're set to commute to University rather than live on campus, then you're invited to the New Commuter Student Welcome event on Wednesday 25 September 2024. It will include a campus tour, introduction to your college and a chance to meet other new students. More details and sign up instructions will be published here and provided to new students as soon as they are available.

All students

All students, including those who live off campus, should then come to campus throughout Welcome Week, so you can take part in activities. Whether or not you live in your college, you are very much a member of the community and welcome at introductory events, and all the activities that will be arranged throughout your time at Lancaster. Find details of arrival and Welcome Week events.