Festive Holidays

For the 2022 festive period, the University will close at 5pm on Thursday 22 December 2022, and reopen at 9am on Wednesday 4 January 2023.

Light trails from traffic moving down The Mound in central Edinburgh, Scotland during December

Library opening times

Opening times will be restricted at University libraries during the festive holidays.

Main Library opening times

Other library opening times

University services

Check with individual services for details.

A-Z of support services


The University Listening Service will be offering 24/7 support for all staff and students, and is contactable through the University Security Team on 0131 650 2257.

Student health and wellbeing

Staff health and wellbeing

The University has a range of cost of living advice and support – including hardship funding – available to students.

Cost of living support

Students in University-managed accommodation

The Residence Life Team will be organising a small number of events over the Winter break. These events will be advertised via email and on the University’s Residence Life Facebook pages.

Any urgent wellbeing concerns can be raised through the Community Support Team on 0131 667 1971 and they can provide assistance or escalate to the on-call Residence Life Team.

Any non-urgent concerns can be emailed to who will respond within 72 hours.

All lockouts, maintenance issues, noise complaints, immediate safety or security issues should be directed to the Community Support Team on 0131 667 1971 or

Emergency contact details

Out-of-hours student support

Emergency procedures

Related Links

Semester dates

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