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Staying in campus accommodation over the winter break?

Posted on 26 November 2021

There are a number of things to remember if you’re staying on campus over the festive period.

Catering and shops

Opening times are different outside of term time. See catering opening times over the vacation.

Report a problem

The University Facilities Helpdesk will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 23 December 2021, reopening on Tuesday 4 January 2022. But don’t worry, any emergency faults can be reported at any point during the closure period via Security Services on +44 (0) 1904 324444.


Normal cleaning services will be provided up to and including Friday 24 December 2021 and will resume on Tuesday 4 January 2022. Essential supplies such as bin bags and toilet rolls will be left in residential areas.

Reception services

Reception services across campus will be limited on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 December 2021, and Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 January 2022. The Ron Cooke Hub (for Campus East) and Information Centre (Campus West) will be open 24 hours a day across these four dates; however most other college receptions will be closed.

The following times are subject to change:

ReceptionFri 24 DecSat 25 & Sun 26 DecMon 27 DecTues 28 DecWed 29 DecThurs 30 DecFri 31 Dec Sat 1 Jan Sun 2 Jan 
Ron Cooke Hub 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs
Information Centre 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs 24hrs
Halifax  7am-6pm Closed Closed 7am-3pm 7am-11pm 7am-11pm 7am-6pm Closed 7am-11pm
Derwent 7am-6pm Closed 7am-11pm 7am-11pm 7am-3pm 7am-3pm 7am-3pm Closed Closed
James Closed Closed 7am-3pm 7am-3pm 7am-3pm 7am-3pm 7am-3pm Closed Closed
Alcuin 7am-6pm Closed 7am-4.30pm 7am-3pm 7am-11pm 7am-3pm 7am-6pm Closed Closed
Wentworth  7am-6pm Closed 7am-11pm 7am-11pm 7am-11pm 7am-11pm 7am-6pm Closed Closed