Exterior shot of the College accommodation blocks

Students in formal dress at the Alcuin Ball

Students on the slides at the summer fete

Rag 2012

RAG 2012 - theme: games, title: 'Twister'

Crowds gather at the Fete for the first performer in 'Alcuin's Got Talent'

Students sitting outside and enjoying the carnival atmosphere at the College Fete


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We are one of the University’s oldest colleges, defined by our community’s spirit of adventure and innovation as well as by our excellent welfare support network.

Our aim at Alcuin is to support our members in everything they do and to help foster the positive atmosphere that will help our students make a success of their time at York.

Latest News


Two Alcuin alumni who met here in 1984, inspired by their time here have decided to give something back to Alcuin by undertaking an 87 mile fundraising challenge in the Dales next month.  

Keeping the Alcuin College spirit of challenge, fortitude, adventure and giving alive, Andy Clow (Politics, 1987) and Ian Piper (Electronic Engineering, 1984) say

“Our time at York has helped shape many positive developments in our lives and we hope it does so for many generations of students to come” 

To find out more and help them on their way with a few quid please visit http://www.justgiving.com/AlcuinOldBoys


Alcuin Awarded YUSU Best College Welfare Team of the Year!


Alcuin Students Win The Gold Vice Chancellors Award for Sustainability

We have great pleasure in announcing that Hannah, Dominik and Alex have been awarded the Gold Vice Chancellors Award for Sustainability for their Alcuin "Food Share" initiative.  This is a fantastic achievement for a fantastic idea that was pioneered in Alcuin College last year‌. 

Alcuin Awarded the Merrilyn Stephenson Award

New for Alcuin College - Edible Garden








Information for new students

If you're coming to York in autumn 2014, have a look at our advice and information for new students.

A resident’s view of living in Alcuin College – Jasmine’s story

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