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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

Explore the colleges


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 1565 555 522 194 16 C N N
Grey College 1959 1276 463 401 87 19 C Y Y
Hatfield College 1846 1376 412 360 91 66 C Y Y
John Snow College 2001 1030 492 348 348 0 S Y Y
Josephine Butler College 2006 1315 556 505 411 0 S Y Y
St Aidan's College 1947 1196 386 305 43 51 C N Y
St Chad's College 1904 549 249 195 54* 45** C Y Y
St Cuthbert's Society 1888 1411 470 413 106 32 C S N N
College of St Hild & St Bede 1839 1336 459 458 0 0 C N Y
St John's College 1909 613 259 233 15 18 C Y Y
St Mary's College 1899 892 314 292 29 0 C Y Y
Stephenson College 2001 898 433 372 155 0 S N N
Trevelyan College 1966 894 320 272 0 20 C Y Y
University College (Castle) 1832 1313 538 324 97** 30* C Y Y
Van Mildert College 1965 1420 524 442 22 0 C N N
South College (opening 2020) *** 2020 496 496 414 362 0 S Y Y

* Figure includes shared ensuite and standard rooms.

** Figure includes single and twin ensuite rooms.

*** South College opens in 2020 with a reduced no. 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 1565 555 33 0 C N N
Grey College 1959 1276 463 60 0 C S Y Y
Hatfield College 1846

1376

412 51 0 S Y Y
John Snow College 2001 708 496 78 0 S Y N
Josephine Butler College 2006 1315 556 48 48 S Y Y
St Aidan's College 1947 1196 386 80 50 C N Y
St Chad's College 1904 549 249 54 30 C S Y Y
St Cuthbert's Society 1888 1411 470 54 54 S N N
College of St Hild & St Bede 1839 1336 459 0 0 C N N
St John's College 1909 613 259 26 0 C Y Y
St Mary's College 1899 892 314 20 10 C Y Y
Stephenson College 2001 898 433 60 64 S N N
Trevelyan College 1966 894 320 48 27 C Y Y
University College 1832 1313 538 214 214 S Y Y
Van Mildert College 1965 1420 524 78 78 C N N

Ustinov College (PG only)

1965 1322 460 442 442 S N N
South College (opening 2020) *** 2020 TBC*** 496 78 57 S Y Y

*Student figures and room numbers provided are for the 2019/20 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 opens 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.

Durham currently has 16 colleges and a brand new 17th college South College ,is being built to welcome new students arriving in 2020.

New college developments

To help achieve our University Strategy, 2017-2027 goal that 50% of our students will live in college accommodation, our new 17th College, South College, will open in 2020, along with a new home for John Snow College (Illustration of the new site pictured above).

The colleges will between them have 1000 student beds on a high-quality purpose-built site, and each college will have its own unique look and feel with its own common room, support offices and café bar. The site both Colleges will occupy, close to the main University Campus and other Colleges, will also have a Hub with an events hall and a Multi-Use Games Area and benefit from good public transport links to other Departments and Durham City centre.

For 2019/20, John Snow College will be based at Rushford Court