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Alcuin College

Welcome to Alcuin College!

One of York’s first colleges, Alcuin sits on the green and tranquil Siward’s Howe (believed to be the burial site of the Viking Eric Bloodaxe), making it York’s most elevated college.

Our namesake was a leading English scholar, clergyman, poet and teacher from York. Part of his epitaph reads: "Dust, worms and ashes now… Alcuin my name, wisdom I always loved." We hope our students will also have a love for wisdom and possibly some of Alcuin’s wit too. Our location by the Library should help with that.

Contact us

Alcuin College
+44 (0)1904 323313
Alcuin College, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5NB, UK

Alcuin at first seems like just a room number and postal address, but you’ll soon come to see it is so much more than that. It’s a family, a support network, and a great time.

Samara Jones

New student arrivals

We’re looking forward to you joining us up at Alcuin! Here’s how to prepare for arriving and what happens next.

Arriving at Alcuin

Contact and support

Alcuin’s team of staff and students are here to offer support and guidance.

College facilities

Useful information on facilities such as laundry, post, receptions and more.

Get involved

What's on

See what’s going on at Alcuin or, if you’re feeling inspired, create your own event for college Members.

College sport

Learn something new, practise an existing skill or cheer for Alcuin by joining in with college sport.

College music

Join the College Music Scheme to access practice rooms, the instrument lending library and other musical activities.

Alcuin merch

Looking to add some Alcuin colours to your fashion?

Get in touch with our student association and visit our official site to view all the options.

Get your Alcuin attire


Alcuin’s Second and Third Year Contacts (STYCs) and Mentors (STYMs) volunteer their time to introduce our new members to university life

Find out about STYCs and STYMs


Even after you depart our campus, you’ll always be a member of Alcuin College. Here’s how to keep in touch and give back to future college members if you wish to.

Information for Alumni

Contact us

Alcuin College
+44 (0)1904 323313
Alcuin College, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5NB, UK