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Durham University

St John's College

Welcome pack for new undergraduates

Congratulations and Welcome to St John's College!

We're really looking forward to welcoming you to St John's. This page is for new undergraduate students at St John's. Please download the Induction Checklist for new undergraduates 2019 below for more detailed information about what you need to do. The information here will be updated over the coming weeks as our teams progress with planning for your arrival. We look forward to meeting you in person – if you have any queries, just get in touch at


Your first week in Durham

International student activities begin first from Wednesday 25 September. After this, activities for both Home and international students take place from Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October, with teaching commencing on Monday 7 October. To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, we have created a day-by-day Personal Induction Planner. The timetable has been designed so College events don't clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow freshers, find your way around and settle into life here at St John's.


Contact us

Senior Tutor's Office

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 8:3012:30, 13:3016:30

T: 0191 334 3842

Student support and wellbeing: 


College enquiries, admissions and accommodation:

All new students are expected to take the online course before arrival: Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect, and Positive Intervention.

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.