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New students

Congratulations on being awarded a place to study at the University of York and becoming one of the newest members of Alcuin College. Below is all the arrivals information you need to know for moving in to your new room.


Arrival dates: September 2019

Check the dates below to see when you should move into your Alcuin College accommodation. If you can't move in on the date provided, please contact our College Administrator, Judith Pink and we will do our best to rearrange.

Home 1st year undergraduates - Sunday 29 September - 09:00-16:00. To help obviate queues book an arrival slot here.

Password: Alcuin290919

Undergraduate 2nd/3rd year returners - From Saturday 14 September

International 1st year undergraduates - From Friday 27 September

We are always extremely excited to welcome new students to Alcuin, however we are aware that this may be a daunting process for some of you. With this in mind, our students from upper years will be on hand to help you move in throughout the day and answer any questions you may have.

As we don't permit cars to drive through the college accommodation blocks so there will be free short stay car parking in both Alcuin Way and Campus North Car Park. If you are in blocks E-J best to use Alcuin Way if blocks K-Q Campus North - but not compulsory.

You will be asked to provide proof of identification before signing for the key to your new home.

During the day, you will have the opportunity to meet our Alcuin CSAC (College Student Association Committee). Here you will get your freshers packs with all the Freshers' Week information and wristbands. There will also be opportunities to sign up for college sports teams and the day events during Freshers' Week.

Arrivals other than 29 September please report to reception in Alcuin D Block. 

STYC system

The Second and Third Year Contacts (STYCs) are there to guide you through Freshers' Week. Each flat is allocated two or three STYCs, and each block is allocated two Head STYCs. They will help you move your belongings into your flat, take you to day activities and evening club events, and generally make sure you have a great time! STYCs are easily identifiable with their STYC T-shirts.   



Useful Links

New Undergraduate Welcome

International Support

Accommodation Services

Starting your studies

Campus map

Alcuin CSAC Website

Alcuin CSAC Facebook


"I am proud to call Alcuin my home!"

- Elizabeth Shaw, 2nd Year Medical Student