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John Snow College


We strongly encourage all John Snow College Freshers to live in College accommodation for their first year.

John Snow College has two sources of University accommodation for John Snow students. First, John Snow College which has approximately 230 study bedrooms. These are organised in flats of six en-suite bedrooms, with a shared kitchen. The College has a range of social and other facilities including a College Bar, a Games Room with X-box and pool tables, a Computer Room, a lounge, a dedicated Art Room and a dedicated Music Room. John Snow College is seven minutes walk from Queen's Campus (the main teaching area).

John Snow College students can also be accommodated at Durham University Colleges' Accommodation at Mezzino. Mezzino is a large, purpose built, student residence which can accommodate around 380 students. Mezzino bedrooms are all en-suite and residents have full access to all John Snow College facilities. Mezzino is two minutes walk from John Snow College and nine minutes walk from Queen's Campus.

All accommodation provided and managed by John Snow College is non-smoking. It is expected that all incoming fresher students will live in College or College managed accommodation, student applicants who do not wish to do so must apply in writing to the College Principal explaining their reasons. Please note, there is no guarantee that permission will be granted.

International level sports facilities, including a boat house and a fully equipped sports centre, are available at Queen's Campus.

Click here for a breakdown of the accommodation charges for 2015/16. Please note that the charges stated are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.


All of our study bedrooms are en-suite. In addition, each bedroom has:

  • Computer Network Point (ESOL - EnSuite On-Line)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Drawer Unit
  • Task lighting
  • Shelves
  • Insurance Cover for Students (for details please go to

Accessibility: There is one ground floor study bedroom in John Snow College specifically adapted for students with disabilities.