Accommodation in Lancaster

Lancaster offers the peace of a small town with the facilities of a major city. If you’re coming to study here, find out what our accommodation can offer you.

Halls of Residence

We have over 447 rooms in our Lancaster residences, all within short distance of the university and city centre.

Our two catered residences are located on-campus, a mix of old and new buildings set in its own parkland. Our third residence is a converted mill and part of Lancaster’s attractive canal-side development.

Bedrooms in all university-owned halls have access to hard-wired and wifi internet connections at speeds of up to 20mbps.

Spectacular views across the city, Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells can be seen from The View! Restaurant, located at the top of the Gateway building.

Café Martineau offers a spacious and relaxed environment to catch up with friends over lunch, or relax with a freshly-made coffee and cake. 

Our multi-purpose sports hall and fitness suite is available to book for all students.

On-site amenities include a cash machine, laundry facilities, secure bicycle stores and recycling bins.

Mill Hall

This off-campus, self-catering hall with single bedrooms and shared facilities is located on the Lancaster canal, approximately one mile from the main campus and a short walk from the town centre.

Mill Hall has 93 single study bedrooms and one twin bedroom.

mill hall

Features

  • Each Bedroom provides single bed, desk and chair, wardrobe, shelving unit, drawer unit, waste paper bin, mirror, notice board
  • Each floor has a shared kitchen/diner with a cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster
  • Separate bathroom, toilet and shower facilities
Mill Hall Lancaster accommodation exterior

Facilities

  • Adapted rooms for students with mobility or hearing impairments
  • All bills and WiFi included
  • Bike store on site
  • Out of hours security
  • Domestic services clean the bathroom areas and hallways 
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • Central heating, water, WiFi and electricity costs are included
Mill Hall Lancaster accommodation kitchen

Prices

Contract length: 42 weeks

Standard single £90.60

 

Mill Hall accommodation kitchen

What's nearby?

  • City centre - 250 metres
  • Learning Facilities - On-campus
  • Sports facilities - On-campus
  • Dining facilities - On-campus
  • Students' Union - On-campus
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Waddell Hall

Waddell Hall is the largest halls of residence on the Lancaster campus. It offers catered only, single study bedrooms, arranged into flats for six-seven students.

Waddell Halls has undergone recent refurbishment during the summer of 2016 to offer a range of upgrades including a range of ensuite rooms. During summer of 2017 , Waddell South will be undergoing further refurbishment works to also include an additional 16 ensuite rooms.

Waddell Hall

Features

  • 236 rooms - 32 ensuite, 204 standard single bedrooms
  • Each Bedroom provides single bed, desk and chair, wardrobe, shelving unit, drawer unit, bedside storage, waste paper bin, mirror, notice board and a lamp
  • Each flat has a shared kitchen/diner with a cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster
  • Separate bathroom, toilet and shower facilities
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Facilities

  • Open plan kitchen and dining area with communal lounge
  • Adapted rooms for students with mobility or hearing impairments
  • WiFi included
  • Bike store available
  • Security on site
  • Domestic services clean the bathroom areas and hallways
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • Central heating, water, WiFi and electricity costs are included 
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Prices

Standard single £90.60
Single en-suite £115.30

Catering Options

Flexible prepaid meal plans are available to suit your appetite and meal requirements. Most catering purchases attract a 20% discount for students with a Cumbria Card. Additional funds may be credited at any time to your catering account by you or a family member by visiting www.upay.co.uk 

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What's nearby?

  • City centre - 10 minutes walk
  • Library and learning facilities - 100 metres
  • Sporting facilities - 200 metres
  • Dining facilities - 150 metres
students playing pool in gateway.

William Thompson Hall

William Thompson Hall is a landmark on the skyline of Lancaster, being one of the few tower blocks in the city. It offers single study rooms, and accommodation is catered only.

On top of the Bowerham hill, in the middle of campus, residents can enjoy the city's best view of Morecambe Bay.

William Thompson Hall

Features

  • 109 single study bedrooms
  • Each Bedroom provides single bed, desk and chair, wardrobe, shelving unit, waste paper bin, mirror, notice board and a lamp
  • Each floor has a shared kitchen/diner with a cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster
  • Separate bathroom, toilet and shower facilities
William Thompson Bedroom

Facilities

  • WiFi included
  • Security on site
  • Domestic services clean the bathroom areas and hallways
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • Central heating, water, WiFi and electricity costs are included 
girl drinking coffee.

Prices

Contract length: 42 weeks

Standard single £88.30

Flexible prepaid meal plans are available to suit your appetite and meal requirements. Package options are: £800, £600 and £300 (PGCE).

Most catering purchases attract a 20% discount for students with a Cumbria Card.

Cafe Martineau

What's nearby?

  • City centre - 10 minute walk
  • Library and learning facilities - On-campus
  • Sporting facilities - On-campus
  • Dining facilities - On-campus
  • Students' Union - On-campus

 

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Private Sector Accommodation

We also advertise houses in the local area owned by private landlords through Cumbria StudentPad. University of Cumbria are also in partnership with Lancaster University Homes to provide accredited student properties within the private sector.

We know moving out of halls is a big step, so we organise house hunting help days. You can meet other students, receive guidance from a buddy (a second or third-year student), view accommodation and question prospective landlords.

Things to consider when going with a private landlord are:

Lancaster accommodation office

The office is located within the William Thompson Hall and is open 9am – noon, Monday – Friday.

Email: lancasteraccom@cumbria.ac.uk
Phone: 01524 385497

Halls of residence postal addresses

Mill Hall

(Block Number)
(Flat Number)
(Room Number)
Mill Hall Halls
University of Cumbria
Moor Lane
Lancaster
LA1 1QD

Waddell North/South and William Thompson

(Block Number)
(Flat Number)
(Room Number)
(NAME OF HALLS) Halls of Residence
University of Cumbria
Bowerham Road
Lancaster
LA1 3RR