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Durham University

Welcome to John Snow College

Facilities and Accommodation


The College has a great selection of facilities for both our Livers-in and Livers-out to use. In the college main building we have the:

  • Junior Common Room
  • Middle Common Room
  • The Igloo Bar and Cafe.

In the large Hub building there is:

  • Large Dining/Entertainment Hall
  • Gym
  • Yoga/Dance Studio
  • Performance Practice Studio
  • Faith/Quiet Room
  • John Snow Music Room
  • Shared Music Room

We also have a outdoor multi-use games area, that can be used for sports such as netball, football, tennis, hockey and many more.

Please have a look at the pictures of the facilities below and to the right hand side

The Snow Gym


Our students may be accommodated in an ensuite room in a cluster flat (of between 5 and 8 bedrooms) in one of our six large accommodation blocks or in one of our Townhouses (12 bedrooms, six bathrooms each of which is dedicated for two named students to share). All of the beds at John Snow are 3/4 size beds (half way between a single and a double bed). We understand that some students cannot, or prefer not, to live alongside and share their kitchen with students of the opposite sex, or with students who drink alcohol and therefore we often offer flats that are female/male only or no alchol flats.

On site we have five wheelchair accessible bedrooms for those students who require this type of accommodation. If you have and special medical requirements please let us know so we can do our best to accommodate your specific needs.

Residence charges are inclusive of heating, electricity, water and WIFI. You will need to purchase your own TV license if you require one. The laundry facilities are located in The Hub. Washing machines and dryers are operated on a pay as you go basis.

Please click here or contact for further details.

Junior Common Room

The Igloo Bar

Snow Gym

Faith & Quiet Room



Townhouse Bedroom