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Visitor information

York St John University has magnificent campus is located in the centre of the historic City of York. Our eleven-acre site on Lord Mayor’s Walk is in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster across the city walls.

Our buildings

Click on the images below to find out more about each building and its location on campus.

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Maps & directions   Where to go when you arrive   Our history
How to find us   Holgate reception   The history of York St John
For international students   De Grey Court reception   Alumni history of Ripon & York
Campus facilities   What's on at the University   What's on in York
Conference facilities   Campus tours   Visit York Visitor information
Library facilities   Graduation   Food & Drink
Sport facilities   News & events   Accommodation in York
Where to eat on campus   Open Days  
Online Store   Working at YSJ   Using ICT at YSJ
Accommodation   Job Vacancies   Getting a username & password
Conferences & Events   Working at YSJ   Eduroam
Merchanise & Gifts       WI-FI


No smoking policy

Lord Mayor's Walk is a Smoke Free Campus. Our no smoking policy is designed to protect and improve the health of people working, studying or visiting York St John and to provide a clean and pleasant campus environment.


Safety for Visitors

The University prides itself on being a friendly, welcoming and safe place to visit.

To maintain these high standards all visitors to York St John (including contractors who may be working on our premises) are expected to take reasonable care to ensure their safety and that of others in our community.



Our security service is provided by Constant Security Services,  one of the UK's largest security providers.  A dedicated 24 hour security team are present on campus 365 days a year.  We also have a comprehensive CCTV network on all our sites, with cameras strategically positioned on the exterior of the buildings. 

There is a member of the Security Team present on University property to assist at all times.  Staff and students should make them their first call in the event of accidents, incidents and problems arising out of hours.