Christmas opening times for
Colchester Campus facilities and services
Christmas Events and Information
The University will close at
normal time on
and reopen on Wednesday
2 January 2013.
Many services offer reduced opening hours
over the vacation period, please browse the
alphabetical list or click on the links below:
drinking, including special offers
Registry and Exams Office
Residents' Support Network (RSN)
Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre (MFCC) including
Students' Union and Advice Centre
The Library will close at 4.30pm on Friday 21
December and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 2 January. Please
note that the Large Reading Room will remain open from 9am
to 5pm every day of the vacation.
Details of opening hours can be found
on their website.
- closing on 19 December at normal time and
reopening on Friday 7 January.
Normal opening hours during the vacation (10am
to 6pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
to 5pm Wednesdays).
closing at 2pm on 24
December and re-opening at 10am as usual on
Lloyds TSB -
closing at 2pm On
Monday 24 December,
reopening at 10:30am on Wednesday
2 January. Open vacation hours (10:30am to
2pm) until Friday 14
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The following University of Essex catering outlets
will close at normal time on Friday 21 December 2012 and will
re-open as usual on Wednesday 2 January 2013:
Happy Days Diner
Wrapid and the
Lakeside Theatre Cafe are only open during term time and will
therefore close on Friday 14 December 2012 at normal time and will
reopen as usual on Monday 14 January 2013.
Bakery will be closed on 20 December and from 24 December to 1
January inclusive. Other days the hours are 8am to 3pm.
Students' Union Bar serves food and will be open 12pm to 11pm
during the vacation, except 22 December to 1 January when they will
at 3pm on 19 December and will reopen as usual on 2 January.
Wivenhoe House Hotel is offering a special menu for
international students from 21 December to 31 December. Reservations
and enquiries can be made by phoning 01206 863666 or by e-mailing
info (add @wivenhoehouse.co.uk to create the full email address).
Please bring your registration card with you to claim the offer.
Roasted pumpkin soup, seeds,
Compressed melon, figs, port
Slow-cooked beef cheeks, béarnaise
sauce, pommes anna, shallot confit
Roast cauliflower risotto, smoked cheddar beignets
Christmas pudding, brandy
punch, custard jelly
Rum pot crème brûlée
2 courses £10, 3 courses £15
In addition, Wivenhoe House is
offering a one-course special (soup and half a sandwich) for £5 for
students over the University closed period from 21 December. Please
bring your registration card with you.
Wivenhoe House Hotel is also
International students' Christmas party.
Top Bar and Level 2 will be closed
between 19 December and 6 January.
Students’ Union Bar will be closed on 22 December and will
reopen on 2 January. Vacation opening hours are 12pm to 11pm.
During the period 4pm Friday 21 December
Wednesday 2 January labs C, D, E, G and I
will be open 24 hours.
Orangery will be open on request to the Information
between the hours of 9am to 10pm each day.
The Limehouse and all other ISS labs will be closed.
This is with the exception of the period 7pm 31 December until 7am
January 1 when all ISS labs, the Orangery and the Limehouse will be
If the computer labs remain unused for a period of time, a Patrol
Officer will close them. If you find them closed, go to the
Information Centre on square 3 where a
Patrol Officer can arrange for a lab to be reopened.
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The Copy Centre will close at 4.30pm
on Friday 21 December and will
re-open at 9am on
2013. For the rest of the vacation period
December to 14 January) the
Copy Centre will open at the following times:
Mon - Thurs 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 4.45pm
Fri 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 4.30pm
The Counselling Service will close at normal time on
Friday 21 December 2012 and will reopen as usual on Monday 7 January
Day Nursery will close at 6pm on 21 December and reopen at 8am
on 2 January.
In the event of a genuine emergency on the Colchester campus,
telephone extension 2222 (please
dial 224 2222 (from a Studentcom
Internal calls only.
Patrol Officers in the Information Centre, Colchester Campus will be
available throughout the Christmas vacation, you can contact them by
telephoning extension 2125 (please
dial 224 2125 (from a Studentcom room phone) or 01206 872125 (from a
For emergencies while off-campus you
should contact the emergency services (Police, Ambulance, Fire)
direct by dialling 999.
Exams Office (also
Timetabling and Graduation Office)
These offices will be closing at normal time on Friday 21
December and reopening on Wednesday 2 January.
The launderettes on campus are open 24 hours
and will not close - if you find the doors locked please contact the
Information Centre on Square 3.
The MFCC will be available for students to use during the time when
the rest of the University is closed. If you want to make use of the
Chaplaincy during this time and you find it locked you will need to
go to the Information Centre and the Patrol Officers will arrange
for the facility to be opened for you to use.
For information about times of
any Chaplaincy events and activities over the Christmas vacation
please check the
Friends International will be running some off-campus
events over the vacation. To find out more please
International facebook page.
Registry will be open from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 3.30pm on 17
to 21 December and 2 to 11 January. It will be closed from 24
December to 1 January. Normal opening hours resume on 14 January.
Outside of Registry opening hours, some
documentation can be
The RSN operates a reduced service within University accommodation
throughout the vacation, including the closed period. If you would
like to contact the RSN during the vacation please call the generic
direct line numbers which should be displayed on a poster in your
North Campus: 224 4400 from a Studentcom room phone; 01206 874400
from a mobile
South Campus: 224 4600 from a Studentcom room phone; 01206 874600
from a mobile
University Quays: 224 4300 from a Studentcom room phone; 01206
874300 from a mobile
If you are unable to locate an Assistant Area
Coordinator please call the Information Centre (224 2125) who will
call the on-call person for your area and ask them to contact you.
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Burrow will close at normal time on Friday 14 December 2012 and
will reopen as normal again on Monday 14 January 2013.
Campus Shop will be closed from 22 December to 1 January.
Everything Essex will be closed from 22 December to 1 January.
Go-Go Global will be open 12pm to 4pm except 20 December and
from 23 December to 2 January, 5 to 6 and 12 to 13 January when it
will be closed.
StudentLets will be open as usual from 17 to 19 December and on
the morning of 21 December and closed on 20 December and from 24
December to 1 January.
Unique hairdressers will be closed from 24 December to 2
Student Support will be closed from 24 December to 1 January.
Normal vacation hours will resume on 2 January and are 10am to 12pm
for drop-in advising service. If you wish to contact a member of
Student Support during opening hours you can telephone 01206 872366,
e-mail sso (non-Essex users add @essex.ac.uk to complete the e-mail
address) or call in to the office 4N.6.2.
The Students’ Union main
reception will close on 21
December and reopens at 9am on January 2.
Students’ Union Advice Centre will close on Tuesday 18 December
at 4pm and reopen on Tuesday 3 January at 10am. During the vacation
period (14 December 2012 – 14 January 2013) the Advice Centre will
be open from 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Normal opening
hours will resume from Monday 14 January 2013.
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Health Centre will
be opening as normal (Monday to Friday 9am-12.30pm and
1.30pm-4.30pm) with the following exceptions:
25 and 26 December and 1 January
For general enquiries during opening hours please telephone:
01206 794484 or extension 3699
dial 224 3699 from a Studentcom room phone. Internal calls only to
Students can also visit the
Walk-in-Centre in the Primary Care Centre, Turner Road,
Colchester CO4 5JR. Their opening hours are 7am-10pm 365 days per
Tel: 01206 314015
The Sports Centre will
be closed from
Monday 24 December
2012 to Tuesday 1 January 2013 inclusive. Usual
hours will resume on Wednesday
2 January 2013.
You can still make use of the jogging routes, orientation
courses, frisbee courses and trim trail over the vacation.
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