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Overview

Year founded 1965
Motto Sic vos non vobis ("Not for yourselves")
Number of students living in the college 524
1st year rooms

410

Catering options Catered
Gowned formal dinners No
Map showing location of Van Mildert College
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About us

Durham University has 17 very diverse and distinctive colleges; even so, at Van Mildert we consider ourselves exceptional. Our College occupies a unique lakeside setting on the hill, with a range of great facilities and friendly support staff.

Find out more about us Our values

College life

There is a whole range of opportunities for you to get involved with at Van Mildert College.

  • Junior Common Room

    The Junior Common Room is at the heart of college life, representing all undergraduate students (studying for three - or four-year degrees) at Van Mildert College who opt to be members.
    Students relax in the Junior Common Room bar after a day of studying
  • Student support and wellbeing

    Within the College, the Student Support Team is available in the Principal's Office to help with a wide range of matters and concerns.
    Students sitting on a picnic blanket laugh and smile as they enjoy the Jam by the Lake music festival on the college grounds

Junior Common Room

The Junior Common Room is at the heart of college life, representing all undergraduate students (studying for three - or four-year degrees) at Van Mildert College who opt to be members.
Students relax in the Junior Common Room bar after a day of studying

Student support and wellbeing

Within the College, the Student Support Team is available in the Principal's Office to help with a wide range of matters and concerns.
Students sitting on a picnic blanket laugh and smile as they enjoy the Jam by the Lake music festival on the college grounds

Student updates

We offer students a unique opportunity to write a new chapter in Durham University's proud history.

Highlights

  • What does Mildert mean?

    My decision to go to Durham, and specifically to Van Mildert College, was made during a summer school I went on in 2011. By Ellie Brown.
  • 'Opera by the Lake' with Sir Thomas Allen

    In May 2019 I received the first email about 'Opera by the Lake' and in the following October was invited to a meeting at Van Mildert College with the Deputy Principal and the college's Arts Fellow. By Matthew McCullough.

What does Mildert mean?

My decision to go to Durham, and specifically to Van Mildert College, was made during a summer school I went on in 2011. By Ellie Brown.
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'Opera by the Lake' with Sir Thomas Allen

In May 2019 I received the first email about 'Opera by the Lake' and in the following October was invited to a meeting at Van Mildert College with the Deputy Principal and the college's Arts Fellow. By Matthew McCullough.
Soloists at Opera by the Lake

Get in touch

Contact us by phone or email below to find out more about accommodation, admissions and student support.

Van Mildert College

Durham University

Mill Hill Lane

Durham

DH1 3LH, UK

 

Tel: +44 (0)191 3347100