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.
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.
Contact and support
Alcuin’s team of staff and students are here to offer support and guidance.
Useful information on facilities such as laundry, post, receptions and more.
See what’s going on at Alcuin or, if you’re feeling inspired, create your own event for college Members.
Learn something new, practise an existing skill or cheer for Alcuin by joining in with college sport.
Join the College Music Scheme to access practice rooms, the instrument lending library and other musical activities.
Looking to add some Alcuin colours to your fashion? Get in touch with our student association who’ll be happy to inform you about upcoming merch sales.
STYCs and STYMs
Alcuin’s Second and Third Year Contacts (STYCs) and Mentors (STYMs) volunteer their time to introduce our new members to university life
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.