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New Students: Welcome!

Congratulations on being awarded a place to study at the University of York and welcome to Vanbrugh College.

Your College is your community from the moment you join the University to your graduation and beyond as you become alumni of Vanbrugh College.

Going to University is a big step for some and is a transformation for most. For new Vanbrugh College students we aim to make the experience a very positive one. A College is an environment in which to flourish, to make friends, to study, to be inspired and to learn and grow throughout this period of your education, and we are glad you have chosen Vanbrugh as your new community.

As a new student you are probably overwhelmed with information at the moment and have a lot to plan.  Whatever stage of that journey you are at, you will find advice throughout these webpages and in emails that will be sent to your University email address.

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Arrival Dates: September 2020.  

Undergraduate 2nd/3rd year Returners - If you have a Continuing Student Room with a 44 week let then you can move in any time after September 12th, 2020.  Pick up your room key from Vanbrugh Reception which is located in the Information Centre and is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  Please bring your student card or other photo ID. 

Postgraduates - Arrival Dates are Saturday Sept 19-Monday Sept 21, 2020  The PG Welcome and Induction Week will run from Tuesday Sept 22-Friday September 25th. 

NEW International/EU 1st Year Undergraduate Residents -Thursday September 24th.

Please have photo ID and pick up your keys from Vanbrugh Reception which is located in the Information Centre and is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 

Note - if you are an International Student progressing from a University of York pre-sessional course onto a new undergraduate course you should arrive with the Home 1st Year Students.  

Home 1st Year Undergraduates - Arrival Dates will be Saturday Sept 26th to Tuesday September 29th.  The exact arrival day will be based on your Residence.  You will be notified of your actual arrival date closer to the start of term. 

Note: For those arriving after the designated arrival times, your keys can be collected from Vanbrugh Reception at the University Information Centre on Market Square, which is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 

Parents and supporters will be invited to an online Parent Talk in September which will have a Q and A session as well.  Details will be sent out in September.  

Residents: Planning what to bring?


"Belonging to a College is like being part of a family... a really big family."

Other useful info:

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