Information on useful facilities and services: Laundry, post, communal areas, food, receptions, travel and accommodation.

Where to go for


Small letters are delivered to the mailbox outside your block, accessible via the key in your kitchen. Students in N block must collect letters from the post room by the vending machines in the Department of Mathematics - you’ll need your room key for access.

Larger post and parcels are delivered to reception. You’ll receive an email telling you when to collect it - remember your student ID when you do.

Your address: Your name , room number, flat/house, James College Reception, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD.

Mailroom Services

James Common Room

Communal areas

James has two common rooms for students to hang out, meet up and socialise with other college members. There’s the Lakeside, which is located in ABC Quad and James Lodge, located up the long driveway opposite the Roger Kirk Centre.

James communal areas

Getting around

What's near?

  • Food and drink: Your nearest places for a drink or bite to eat are D Bar and The Roger Kirk Centre, approximately a 12 minute walk away.
  • The York Sport Centre is just a 10 minute walk away and is home to a gym and courts for racquet sports.
  • Market square and the Library are a 14 minutes walk away and are home to a NISA grocery store and study resources.
  • A cashpoint can be found outside the Roger Kirk Centre.
A Room in James College


James is home to around 600 resident students with our mix of catered ensuite and shared bathroom accommodation. For accommodation enquiries, please contact the Accommodation Team at

James College accommodation