First year home students who have accepted a room offer from James College are due to arrive on Sunday 27th September. Please note that rooms will not be available prior to this date so please do not arrive early! We look forward to meeting you and your family on our main arrival day. If you plan to spend some time in York prior to your arrival date and require accommodation please contact York Tourist Information http://www.visityork.org/
First year EU and International students who have accepted a room offer from James College are due to arrive on Friday 25th September. Please note that rooms will not be available prior to this date so please do not arrive early! We look forward to meeting you. If you plan to spend some time in York prior to your arrival date and require accommodation please contact York Tourist Information http://www.visityork.org/
Continuing Students who have accepted a room offer from James College are due to arrive on Saturday 12th September. Please note that rooms will not be available prior to this date so please do not arrive early! We look forward to welcoming you back to James College. Please contact York Tourist Information to book accommodation prior to arrival http://www.visityork.org/
If you're moving into college accommodation, you can see a list of what to bring (and what not to bring) on our things to bring page.
You'll be able to collect your keys from 9:30am on Sunday 27th September. Please don't arrive before this.
Once you arrive, you'll be greeted by some of our STYCs (Second and Third Year Contacts), as well as the College Team, in James Hall. As well as collecting your keys, you'll be given a welcome pack full of information. Whilst in the hall, you'll be able to pick up your Freshers' Week wristband and bag (if you've bought a ticket), and collect any merchandise you've pre-ordered, or buy some for cash. If you have any questions or concerns, you'll be able to talk with a member of the college team at this point.
Once you're finished in the hall, your STYCs will give you a hand unloading your belongings and settling into your room. Throughout the day at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm, the College holds a Welcome Talk for parents/carers, so please encourage your family to attend.
At 4:30pm, there is the full welcome talk for new students, which everyone has to attend. Following that, you get a free welcome meal, and then the JCRC puts on an all-college event on campus.
Welcome to the James College website! If you have any questions about anything on here, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
James College celebrates the diversity of it students and offers a wide range of opportunities for them to meet new people and try new experiences. Build around landscaped quads with lakeside views, the college has a number of common rooms, a huge dining hall and its own cocktail bar.
The college boasts a wide range of sports teams and other activity groups, and is always looking for new initiatives to support. James is a genuinely student-run community; our students have a say on everything, from voting for their very first Freshers event to deciding what the college invests in each year. Our JCRC are our student leaders, and they work very closely with the College Staff to make sure there's something on offer for everyone in James.
In James, we like nothing better than the chance to come together and celebrate. Our annual Christmas Formal is the biggest of any college, regularly attracting over 500 attendees, and we always round off the year with our famous Quad Bash; in addition, whenever there's a glimmer of sunshine, we light up the barbecues and head into the quads for some open-air study (with maybe a bit of partying on the side :p)
Founded in the mid-1990s, James College is named after Lord James of Rusholme, the first Vice Chancellor of the University of York. We pride ourselves in our strong community spirit, where students and staff support each other to get the most out of their time at University.
You can find out more about the College, its staff and students by clicking on the menu to the left.