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. 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.



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 2018 and can not be carried over.

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

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

Private Sector Accommodation

We also advertise houses in the local area owned by private landlords through Cumbria StudentPad. Please note Lancaster Private sector accommodation is ran in Partnership with the accreditation scheme through Lancaster University.

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

Things to consider when going with a private landlord are:

If you are interested in recieving more information regarding Student pad or our headlease scheme (Carlisle and Ambleside), please contact us on:

Carlisle  01228 616206

Lancaster 01524385497

Ambleside 01539430224


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

Thursday 8.30am-10.30am

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