Accommodation in Lancaster

Lancaster is a vibrant University city offering all the benefits of a great student life experience within a small and welcoming community . If you’re coming to study here, find out what our accommodation can offer you.

Halls of Residence

Our Lancaster campus is set in beautiful parkland just a short walk from the city centre, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.   We have over 447 rooms in our Lancaster residences: our two catered residences are located on-campus, while our third residence is a converted mill and part of Lancaster’s attractive canal-side development.

 In the summer of 2016 we undertook a major project in Waddell Hall, investing £0.5m in refurbishing the hall and increasing the number of ensuite rooms on campus. 

 The onsite facilities include the View restaurant, within the Student Gateway building, Café Martineau which offers a spacious and relaxed environment to catch up with friends over lunch, or relax with a freshly-made coffee and cake and a multi-purpose sports hall and fitness suite which is available to book for all students.  

If you choose to study at our Lancaster campus we will guarantee you a place in our halls of residence for incoming first years 2017/18.

The University of Cumbria has working partnerships with Lancaster University Holmes, and new for 2017/18 City Block Lancaster. City Block 4 is their newest development, situated in the city centre on Penny Street within walking distance of the University of Cumbria. The block comprises of 58 Superior and Superior-plus ensuite bedrooms over 4 floors and around a central, internal courtyard. More information can be found on their website:



Please note that all areas within the halls of residence are non-smoking.



Mill Hall

Standard Single Rooms, Self- Catered

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  • Mill Hall has 93 single study bedrooms and one twin bedroom.
  • Approx 1 mile from our Campus
  • 5 floors, sharing between 10 students
  • Adapted rooms for students with mobility or hearing impairment
  • Communal Kitchens, bath/shower rooms per floor.
  • Out of hours security
  • Laundry facilities on site



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Mill Hall Lancaster accommodation exterior


Mill Hall Lancaster accommodation kitchen


Mill Hall accommodation kitchen

Waddell Hall

En-suite and Standard Single Rooms, Catered

Waddell North Halls has recently undergone refurbishment during the summer of 2016 to offer a range of upgrades including a range of ensuite rooms.

  • 243 rooms - 16 ensuite (Waddell North)
  • On campus
  • Flats arranged to share between six or seven students
  • Shared bathrooms per flat
  • Open plan kitchen and dining area with communal lounge
  • Adapted rooms for students with mobility or hearing impairments
  • Security on site


Waddell Hall





William Thompson Hall

Standard Single Rooms, Catered

  • 109 single study bedrooms
  • On Campus
  • 8 Floors, 12 students per floor
  • Fully equipped bedrooms with stunning views of Morecambe Bay
  • Separate bathroom, toilet and shower facilities
  • Communal Lounge and kitchens on each floor
  • On Site Security
  • Laundry facilities on site



William Thompson Hall




EAT sign in cafe

Catering Packages

Theres an alternative to using cash when you buy food and drink on Campus, and it gives you discounts of up to 20% on purchases too. With your own Cumbria Card you can be sure that you can eat all year long, even if money gets tight towards the end.

Pay Annually Option- 2017/2018

The package you chose is split into instalments per term and loaded onto your Cumbria Card to spend as you like within our catering outlets.  Please note that balances must be spent by 31st July 2019.

Flexible Prepaid Catering Card-

Available on a 'pay as you go' basis, available to suit your appetite and meal requirements.



 Accommodation Costs (Per Week)

Contracts- 42 Weeks 17-18 Prices

 Waddell NorthWaddell SouthMill HallWilliam Thompson
Standard single £90.60 £88.50 £90.60       £88.50                     
Single en-suite £115.30      
Twin     £66.30  


Contracts- 42 Weeks 16-17 Prices

 Waddell NorthWaddell SouthMill HallWilliam Thompson
Standard single £90.30 £88.20 £90.30       £88.20                    
Single en-suite £115.00      
Twin     £66.00  


Lancaster accommodation office

The office is located within the William Thompson Hall and is open:

Monday 9am-4pm

Tuesday 9am-1pm

Wednesday 8.30am-1pm


Phone: 01524 385497

Halls of residence postal addresses

Mill Hall

(Block Number)
(Flat Number)
(Room Number)
Mill Hall Halls
University of Cumbria
Moor Lane

Waddell North/South and William Thompson

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