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University services over the holidays

Find out what's open - and when - during holiday periods

University opening hours this Christmas

Here’s when different services will be closing in the lead up to Christmas. 

Teaching ends on Friday 16 December 2022 and restarts on Monday 9 January 2023. All academic year dates are available on MyPort.

Most University offices will be closed from Friday 23 December until Monday 2 January inclusive. Security will be available to help with University-related emergencies by calling 023 9284 3333 and IT support is available 24/7 52 weeks a year on 023 9284 7777.

Here are the full changes in place over the festive period:

The Academic Skills Unit (ASK) will be open for tutorials until 4.00pm on Friday 23 December (online tutorials only after 12.00pm).

Tutorial provision will re-open on Tuesday 3 January at  8.30am. Additional guidance is available on our Moodle site

ASDAC offices will close at 12.00pm on Friday 23 December 2022, with additional online support until 4.00pm.

We re-open for normal service on Tuesday 3 January at 9.00am.

Anglesea 901 - closed Friday 16 December 2022 until Monday 9 January 2023

Café Coco - closed Friday 16 December 2022 until Monday 9 January 2023

Chimes - closed Friday 23 December 2022 until Tuesday 3 January 2023

Eldon Art Café - closed Friday 16 December 2022 until Monday 9 January 2023

Library Café - closed Friday 16 December 2022 until Tuesday 3 January 2023

Park Coffee Shop - closed Friday 16 December 2022 until Monday 9 January 2023

Portland - closed Friday 16 December 2022 until Monday 9 January 2023

Ravelin Sports Centre Café - closed Saturday 24 December until Wednesday 28 December 2022, and closed from Friday 30 December 2022 until Tuesday 3 January 2023

The Hub - closed Friday 23 December 2022 until Tuesday 3 January 2023

Chaplains are on-call 24/7 throughout the Christmas break - contact them by calling the security lodge on 023 92843418 or emailing chaplains@port.ac.uk.

The Chaplaincy will be open between 9.00am and 5.00pm from Monday 19th December to Thursday 22 December and from 9.00am until 12.00pm on Friday 23 December.

The Chaplaincy will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

The Prayer Rooms in Mercantile House will close at 12.00pm on Friday 23 December 2022 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Global will close at 4.00pm on Friday 23 December 2022, re-opening at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Last day of 24/7 opening will be Friday 16 December 2022 at 11:59pm.

The Library will then be open as follows:

  • Saturday 17 December - Sunday 18 December: 10.00am- 4.00pm
  • Monday 19 December - Friday 23 December: 9.00am-8.00pm
  • Saturday 24 December-Tuesday 27 December CLOSED
  • Wednesday 28 December - Friday 30 December 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Saturday 31 December - Monday 2 January 2023 CLOSED
  • Tuesday 3 January - Sunday 8 Jan 8.00am-11.59pm.

Our normal Term Time 24/7 opening resumes at 8.00am on Monday 9 January 2023.

During the Christmas Holiday Period, there are some service restrictions: please see our Opening Hours page for more information .  

MyPort Information Hubs will be closing at 4.00pm on Friday 23 December 2022, reopening on Tuesday 3 January 2023 at 8.30am.

The Res Life office will be closed from 4.30pm Friday 23 December, reopening at 11.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Outside of office hours, Res Life provide 24/7 welfare support via security lodge on 023 9284 3418 - inclusive of the period above.

Christmas Eve - 7.00am - 5.00pm 
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day - CLOSED
27th December (Bank Holiday hours) 7.00am - 9.00pm
New Years Eve - 7.00am - 5.00pm
New Years Day - CLOSED
Monday January 2 (Bank Holiday hours) 7.00am - 9.00pm

The centre will be closed for in-person and phone enquiries from 12.00pm on Friday 23 December 2022, but emails will be answered until 4.00pm on the same day.

The final deadline for Hardship payments will be Thursday 22 December 2022 at 12.00pm.

Student Housing offices will be closing at 4.00pm on Friday 23 December, reopening at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

If you require urgent welfare or housing assistance out of office hours then please contact the University's Security Lodge by calling 023 9284 3418 (Waltham Street, PO5 4BE) and ask for the Residence Life team.

The Student Wellbeing Service closes at 12.00pm on Friday December 23 2022, reopening 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

There will be out-of-hours urgent crisis cover available over the closure period and this can be accessed via the Security Lodge number 023 9284 3333.

Union Shop and Reception - Closing 1.00pm Friday 16 December 2022 and reopening Monday 9 January 2023. 

Union Advice Service
Monday 19 December - 10.00am-4.00pm 
Tuesday 20 December - 10.00am-4.00pm 
Wednesday 21 December - 11.00am-2.00pm 
Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December - online provision only (11.00am-2.00pm) 
The Union Advice Service will be closed on Saturday 24 December until Tuesday 3 January 2023.


Union Groups Department - Last group drop in will be Wednesday 14 December 2022. Group sessions will resume on Wednesday 11 January 2023. Online provision is available.
 

The U1 and U2 (sports) bus services stop at the end of the day on Friday 16 December 2022 and will start again on Monday 9 January 2023.