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.

Are you regularly checking your UNIVERSITY EMAIL ACCOUNT?

Arrival Dates: September 2017

Undergraduate 2nd/3rd year Returners - From Saturday 9th September

Postgraduates - From Monday 18th September

International 1st Year Undergraduate Residents - From 11am on Friday 22rd September

Home 1st Year Undergraduates - Saturday 23th September

  • Fairfax House Residents: from 9am-12noon
  • Eric Milner White and Le Page Court Residents: from 11am-3pm
  • Donald Barron and Barbara Scott Court Residents: from 1pm-5pm
  • Non-Resident 1st Year Undergraduates: Activities from 5pm

Residents: Planning what to bring?



Welcome from your Head of College


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

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