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James College

Welcome to James College!

Our namesake, Baron James of Rusholme, was York’s first Vice-Chancellor. Lord James played a major role in the University’s architectural plans and was responsible in part for the collegiate system, through his desire for students to be part of a close-knit community.

Now with over 2,000 student members, around 600 of which live on Campus West, our sense of college community remains as strong as ever!

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James College
+44 (0)1904 324013
James College, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5NA

The community at James College is fantastic - it’s warm, welcoming and we always have lots of fun. The support system here is great too. You can talk to your peers, STYMs, the College Team - it means you always feel like you have someone to turn to.

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A Group of James College Students Moving In

New student arrivals

We hope you're looking forward to joining our James College community! Here's what happens next and how to prepare for your arrival.

Joining James College

Contact and support

Our experienced team is here to offer support and point you in the right direction.

College facilities

Information on college facilities; laundry, post, receptions, accommodation and more.

Get involved

What's on

See what’s going on at James by perusing our activities and events or, if you’re feeling inspired, create your own!

College sport

Develop your existing skills, try something new or offer support by getting involved with James College sport.

College music

Join the College Music Scheme to book practice space, borrow equipment and participate in musical activities.

James merch

Let everyone know you’re just for James by ordering your very own James College merchandise from our student committee via Facebook.

Get your James colours


Our Second and Third Year Contacts (STYCs) and Mentors (STYMs) volunteer their time to help welcome new members to James College and offer support throughout their first year with us.

Find out about STYCs and STYMs


Even though you’ve left university behind, you’ll always be a member of James College! Get in touch with other past students and find out how to support your college for the future.

Information for Alumni

Contact us

James College
+44 (0)1904 324013
James College, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5NA