Campus Services over the 2019 Winter Break

While lots of you may travel away from Stirling during the holiday period, we know that some of you may choose to stay on or near campus. As the University will be closed from Saturday 21 December 2019 to Monday 6 January 2020, we have accumulated a list of all services available on campus during this period.

Library and IT

The Library will be opened according to the vacation opening hours below until 13 January, with the exception of Tuesday 24 December at 5pm to Monday 6th January at 8am, when the Library will be closed. The Library returns to semester hours on 13 January.

Vacation Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs 8.00am – 8.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Sat – Sun 10.00am – 5.00pm

Whilst the library is closed there will be 24/7 study available in Cottrell 2Y5 (and printers available in Cottrell 2A18).

When the Library is closed, books can be returned via the book drop to the right of the Library entrance.

From the Portal, you will still be able to access your email, Canvas our eJournals and eBooks, A-Z of resources and Library subject guides.

Accommodation Operations Assistants

From 7pm on 24th December to 7am on 4th January Accommodation Services’ Accommodation Operations Assistants (AOAs) will continue to provide 24 hour cover to all residences and will be based in the following locations to support students, answer questions, assist with faults and maintain security:

  • Union Street Development 01786 466978
  • John Forty’s Court 01786 466977
  • Beech Court 01786 466972
  • Alexander Court 01786 466094

AOAs will be conducting patrols and visits to all properties throughout the period and students can also contact Security on 01786 467003 if they need assistance.


There will be some changes to the opening hours of catering outlets across campus during the festive season. If you’re on campus during this time, please remember that the Stirling Court Hotel is open all day, everyday serving barista coffee to sit in or takeaway as well as tasty bar lunches. Other catering outlets are opened as follows:

Pathfoot Eatery Closed Re-opens 13 January at 11.30am
Crush Hall Pod Closed Re-opens 6 January at 8.00am
Haldanes Closed Re-opens 6 January at 8.00am
The Bite Closed Re-opens 14 January at 8.00am
Refresh Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day only
MacRobert Café Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day only  
Sports Café Closed 24 December at 12.00pm until 27 December at 7.00am
Reduced opening hours 27 to 31 December (open 07.00am-4.00pm)
Closed 31 December at 12.00pm until 3 January at 7.00am
Umami Closed Re-opens 6 January at 8.00am

The Union

Our pals from the Stirling Students’ Union are closing for the festive period, with their offices being closed from 20 December to 6 January 2020.

Underground Café Closed Re-opens 13 January at 10.00am
Studio Closed Re-opens 13 January at 11.00am
Venue Closed Re-opens 13 January at 8.30am
Union shop Closed Re-opens 13 January
Union offices Closed Re-open 6 January


When it comes to the Sports Centre*, festive opening hours apply from 24 December to 2 January, with standard opening times returning on 3 January 2020.  The festive opening hours are as follows:

Date Sports Centre* Public Swimming
24 December 8.00am – 12.00pm 10.00am – 12.00pm
25 December Closed  
26 December Closed  
27 December 8.00am – 8.00pm 10.00am – 1.30pm
28 December 8.00am – 8.00pm 10.30am – 2.00pm
29 December 8.00am – 8.00pm 10.00am – 1.30pm
30 December 8.00am – 8.00pm 10.30am – 2.00pm
31 December8.00am – 12.00pm10.00am – 12.00pm
1 January Closed  
2 January Closed  

*The sports centre includes the following facilities: gym including strength and conditioning areas, studios, squash courts, tennis courts and sports hall.

From everyone at the University of Stirling, we hope you have a wonderful festive break! See you in January 2020!

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