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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

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College

Year founded

Total no. of full time student members

No. of students living in College (UG and PG)

No. of 1st year UG rooms

No. of en-suite 1st year UG rooms

No. of shared 1st year UG rooms

C = Catered S = Self Catered

Gowned formal dinners ****

Chapel/Multifaith room

Collingwood College 1972 1694 555 469 187 0 C N N
Grey College 1959 1351 463 320 87 17 C Y Y
Hatfield College 1846 1325 409 310 79 51 C Y Y
John Snow College 2001 1242 492 368 332 36 S Y Y
Josephine Butler College 2006 1480 546 420 420 0 S Y Y
South College*** 2020 643 492 360 300 0 S Y Y
St Aidan's College 1947 1046 386 305 43 51 C N Y
St Chad's College 1904 633 254 130 54* 45** C Y Y
St Cuthbert's Society 1888 1432 468 411 93 32 C S N N
College of St Hild & St Bede 1839 1356 361 350 0 0 C N Y
St John's College 1909 709 240 163 17 14 C Y Y
St Mary's College 1899 983 312 250 29 0 C Y Y
Stephenson College 2001 1045 433 348 196 0 S N N
Trevelyan College 1966 977 320 272 0 20 C Y Y
University College (Castle) 1832 1498 538 324 97** 30* C S Y Y
Van Mildert College 1965 1532 524 395 22 0 C N N

Student figures and room numbers provided are for the 2020/21 academic year and are subject to change.

*Figure includes shared ensuite and standard rooms.

** Figure includes single and twin ensuite rooms.

*** South College opened in 2020 with a reduced number of students with the intention of growing by 2022 to 1200 students.

Our interactive map can be viewed here.

College

Year founded

Total no. of full time student members

Total no. of students living in College* (PG and UG)

Total no. of rooms for new PG students

Total no. of en-suite rooms for new PG students

C = Catered

S = Self Catered

Gowned formal dinners**

Chapel/Multifaith room

Collingwood College 1972 1694 555 33 0 C N N
Grey College 1959 1351 463 60 0 C S Y Y
Hatfield College 1846

1325

409 51 0 S Y Y
John Snow College 2001 1242 492 72 0 S Y Y
Josephine Butler College 2006 1480 546 46 46 S Y Y
South College*** 2020 643 492 77 29 S Y Y
St Aidan's College 1947 1046 386 80 50 C N Y
St Chad's College 1904 633 254 44 27 C S Y Y
St Cuthbert's Society 1888 1432 468 54 54 S N N
College of St Hild & St Bede 1839 1356 361 10 0 C N Y
St John's College 1909 709 240 30 0 C Y Y
St Mary's College 1899 983 312 20 10 C Y Y
Stephenson College 2001 1045 433 60 60 S N N
Trevelyan College 1966 977 320 48 27 C Y Y
University College 1832 1498 538 153 153 S Y Y
Van Mildert College 1965 1532 524 79 75 C N N

Ustinov College (PG only)

1965 1310 460 442 442 S N N

*Student figures and room numbers provided are for the 2020/21 academic year and are subject to change.

**All colleges have special dinner events called 'formals' some colleges wear academic gowns at these events.

**South College opened in 2020 with a reduced number of students with the intention of growing by 2022 to 1200 students.

Our interactive map can be viewed here.