Constantine College is our brand new college opening to students in September 2014.
It is based on Heslington East between Langwith College and the Sports Village.
The college offers 620 bedrooms with diverse accommodation to suit a variety of student needs to all student types.
The buildings have been designed to minimise energy wastage and maximise natural energy sources such as solar power and rainwater harvesting. Built from renewable source materials and using local suppliers, Constantine looks set to be our ‘greenest’ college yet!
Departments you will find here are TFTV (Theatre, Film and Television), Computer Science and Law and Management Departments.
No matter where you study at University of York, the transport to and from Heslington East is so convenient it makes Constantine College an ideal place to live.
The College gives students a once in a generation moment to be engaged in a major project for the University in setting up a college for the 21st century. This is an opportunity for students to be engaged in developing the future college and its community.
What will the Constantine College community be like? It’s up to you as a resident and Founder Member from September!
The name was chosen after ideas were canvassed in the student newspaper Nouse.
Follow the York tradition
Constantine was a good choice since it follows the York tradition of naming colleges after significant historical figures associated with the city and it celebrates York's Roman origins.
Claim to fame
Constantine was proclaimed emperor in York in 306AD. He is particularly important because he adopted Christianity as his own religion and decreed that it should be tolerated in the Roman Empire.
Whether you are Christian, of any other religion or none, it is interesting to speculate on how different all our lives might have been if Christianity had not become the dominant religion of Europe.