Vacation opening times

Our teams at Keele are still here to help throughout the winter!  

The below times apply during the 2021/22 winter vacation period. All events and activities happening throughout the year, including vacation periods, are on the Keele App.

You can also view a selection of festive campus events on our Winter at Keele web page.

For key dates, such as semester dates and vacation periods, go to our Key Dates web page.

Free lateral flow test kits can be ordered online - click here.

From Saturday 18th December the Co-op will be open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 10am-8pm on Saturdays and 10am-6pm on Sundays, with the exception of the following days:

  • Christmas Eve 24th December 8am-4pm
  • Christmas Day 25th December CLOSED
  • Boxing Day 26th December CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve 31st December 8am-4pm
  • New Year’s Day 1st January CLOSED

From Monday 10th January, the store will return to term-time hours of 8am-11pm Monday to Friday and 10am-11pm on weekends.

Chapters Café will be open at the following times over the winter vacation:

  • Monday 20th – Friday 24th December: 9am-4.30pm
  • Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th December: CLOSED
  • Monday 27th - Friday 31st December: 9.30am-4pm
  • Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd January: CLOSED
  • Monday 3rd - Sunday 9th January: 9am-4.30pm

Normal hours will resume from Monday 10th January.

The KPA will be open normally, 11am-midnight daily except for the following days:

  • Christmas Eve - 11am to 5pm
  • Christmas Day - 11am -3pm
  • Boxing Day - CLOSED
  • New Year’s Day - CLOSED

The KPA is offering a food delivery service for all students in isolation from Monday 20th December through to Friday 7th January. Orders need to be placed for the day by 12pm by emailing kpa.bookings@keele.ac.uk and deliveries will be made between 1pm-3pm and 5pm-7pm. Menus can be found at Clubhouse Menus | Keele Postgraduate Association (kpa.org.uk)

CENTRAL will be open as usual until Friday 17th December. It will be closed throughout the winter vacation period, except for Monday 20th - Wednesday 22nd December when the Café will be open 8am-4.30pm.  

Keele Chapel will be open 8am-6pm throughout the winter vacation, with services on Sundays (except Boxing Day). There will also be a service on Christmas Day at 10.15am.

The Islamic Centre is accessible to anyone with a Keele Card.

You can also join the Keele Chapel Facebook PageTwitter or Instagram or the Keele Islamic Centre Facebook page for more information.

IT Service Desk opening hours are below:

  • 20th - 22nd - Normal Opening 9-5pm
  • 23rd - 10am-3pm
  • 24th - CLOSED
  • 25th - CLOSED
  • 26th - CLOSED
  • 27th - CLOSED
  • 28th - CLOSED
  • 29th - OPEN 10am to 3pm
  • 30th - OPEN 10am to 3pm
  • 31st - CLOSED
  • 1st Jan - CLOSED
  • 2nd - CLOSED
  • 3rd - CLOSED

Normal opening resumes on Tuesday 4th January (9am-5pm)

Normal opening times until closing on Tuesday 21st December.

  • 22nd December – 7.30am-5pm
  • 23rdDec - 3rd Jan - Closed
  • 4th Jan – Closed for staff training

Normal opening times resume on Wednesday 5th January.

From 22nd December – 5th January a small selection of gym equipment and a table tennis table will be available for use on the ground floor of the Campus Library (see Campus Library opening times below).

The Sports Centre team will also be providing hints and tips for staying active over the festive period via their social media channels, and a number of virtual classes will be available to access online from home.

Follow @sport_keele on Instagram and SportKeele on Facebook and Twitter.

For those that are staying on campus or locally our digital run and walk routes will be available to enjoy the campus and surrounding area.

Spaces on Central Campus

Keele SU

The ground floor of Keele SU will be open for socialising and studying, and is conveniently located near Chapters Café, the Co-op and Gregg’s so is the perfect place to enjoy lunch with friends over the vacation period. The ground floor will be open at the following times:

  • Monday 20th - Friday 24th December – 9am-4.30pm
  • Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th December – CLOSED
  • Monday 27th - Friday 31st December – 9.30am-4pm
  • Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd January – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 4th - Friday 7th January - 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th January - CLOSED
  • Monday 10th January onwards - 8.30am-late

Chancellor's Informal Learning Space - CLOSED 17th December - 4th January

Denise Coates Foundation Building Atrium - CLOSED 17th December - 4th January

Lindsay Social Space - Monday-Friday 9am to 4.30pm

Spaces in Accommodation & Halls of Residence

Barnes Common Room - Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm

Holly Cross Lounge - Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm

Oaks A Entrance Area - Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm

Oaks B The Cross - Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm

The Library will be open 24/7 until Friday 17 December, and will then be open 9am-5pm on weekdays during the Winter vacation, except for the following days when the building will be closed:

  • Friday 24 December
  • Saturday 25 December
  • Sunday 26 December
  • Monday 27 December
  • Tuesday 28 December
  • Friday 31 December
  • Saturday 1 January
  • Sunday 2 January
  • Monday 3 January

Normal 24/7 opening will resume on Monday 10 January.

The post room's opening hours over the winter vacation are as follows:

  • Thursday 23 December 8am-12pm
  • Friday 24 December 8am-12pm
  • Saturday 25 – Wednesday 29 December CLOSED
  • Thursday 30 December 8am-12pm
  • Friday 31 December 8am-12pm
  • Saturday 1 – Monday 3 January CLOSED

Normal opening hours resume from Tuesday 4 January

The Well Pharmacy on campus will be open 9am-5.30pm from Monday 20 December - Friday 24 December and from Wednesday 29 December - Friday 31 December. 

The Pharmacy will be CLOSED on the following days:

  • Christmas Day (Saturday 25 December)
  • Boxing Day (Sunday 26 December)
  • Monday 27 December
  • Tuesday 28 December
  • New Year's Day (Saturday 1 January)
  • Sunday 2 January
  • Monday 3 January

Normal opening times will resume from Tuesday 4 January.

Your campus Greggs will be open on the following dates:

  • Monday 20 December 9am-4pm
  • Tuesday 21 December 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday 22 December 9am-4pm
  • Thursday 23 December 9am-4pm
  • Friday 24 December 9am-4pm
  • Saturday 25 December CLOSED
  • Sunday 26 December CLOSED
  • Monday 27 December 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday 28 December 10-4pm
  • Wednesday 29 – Friday 31 December 9am-4pm
  • Saturday 1 January CLOSED
  • Sunday 2 January 9.30am-4pm
  • Monday 3 – Saturday 8 January 9am-4pm

Normal hours of 7am-6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sundays will resume from Sunday 9 January.

Bars and eateries within the SU building will be closed from closing time on Friday 17th December until Monday 10th January at 8.30am.

SU staff will still be remotely available for support services until Wednesday 22nd December. They will return to work on Tuesday 4th January.

The ground floor of the building will be open for socialising and studying, and is conveniently located near Chapters Café, the Co-op and Gregg’s so is the perfect place to enjoy lunch with friends over the vacation period. The ground floor will be open at the following times:

  • Monday 20th - Friday 24th December – 9am-4.30pm

  • Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th December – CLOSED

  • Monday 27th - Friday 31st December – 9.30am-4pm

  • Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd January – CLOSED

  • Tuesday 4th - Friday 7th January - 10am-4pm

  • Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th January - CLOSED

Normal opening of the SU building and its eateries and outlets will resume from Monday 10th January.