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Old Members and friends of the College are always welcome at Univ. To make the most of your visit, have a look at our visitor info below.

High Table & Guest Rooms

You and a guest are entitled to dine at Univ High Table free of charge twice per year (subject to available space). To make reservations for dinner, please contact the SCR Steward on 01865 276954 at least two days before you wish to dine. Sunday evening in Term (the only night on which black tie is worn) is usually the most popular night for dining, both for Old Members and for Fellows. There are also guest rooms in Univ which Old Members may use. For bookings please contact the Domestic Bursary Secretary on 01865 276625. These are subject to availability, and are often booked months in advance - so please make your booking early to avoid disappointment.

Collecting your Degree

Old Members who wish to take their degree, either by attendance at a ceremony at the Sheldonian or in absentia, should contact Mrs Jane Vicat via email or phone: 01865 276662. Old Members who have already taken their undergraduate degree are eligible to take their M.A. twenty-one terms (seven years!) after matriculation. The University imposes a strict quota on each College, and some dates are very popular, so please arrange your attendance in good time. Applications must be made in writing at least two weeks prior to the ceremony date, so do please plan well ahead.

See Degree Days for further details about collecting your Univ degree, upcoming ceremony dates and important notices, and a downloadable application form.


We regret that there is no parking available in Univ for visitors to the College (except by special permission), including for events. Parking in Merton Street is now metered from 8am - 10pm every day. There is however an excellent Park & Ride system in Oxford from all major roads.  From the Thornhill Park & Ride (near the end of the A40) buses stop in the High Street across from Queen's Lane, near Univ's front gate. The Oxford Tube and X90 Express also stop directly outside Univ for easy access to and from London. Alternatively, there is a metered car park just after the Plain on St Clements.

College Chapel

The College Chaplain, Revd Dr Andrew Gregory, is always pleased to see OMs at the College Chapel services during term, whatever their allegiance or denomination:

10pm on Tuesdays Compline
8.15am on Sundays Holy Communion
6pm on Sundays Evensong


Guesthouses and hotels

Unfortunately we cannot always offer accommodation to Old Members during events, as our rooms are fully booked throughout most of the year. We can however provide you with the following list of local guesthouses and hotels in Oxford. The following prices are for double rooms, and were correct in Summer 2010. Prices may also vary according to the time of year, but they will give you a guideline:

Old Bank Hotel Tel 01865 799599 from £185
Bath Place Hotel, Bath Place Tel 01865 791812 from £105
Eastgate Hotel Tel 01865 248332 / 0870 4008201 from £170
Four Pillars (Abingdon Rd) Tel 01865 324324 / 0870 4008201 from £100
Old Parsonage (St Giles/Banbury Rd) Tel 01865 310210 from £175
Randolph Tel 0870 4008200 from £170
Royal Oxford (near Train Station) Tel 01865 248432 from £100
Marlborough House Hotel (Woodstock Road) Tel 01865 311321 from £70
Cotswold Lodge (B&B style) Tel 01865 310558 from £100
Isis Guest House (B&B style) Tel 01865 242466 from £35
Heather House (B&B style) Tel 01865 249757 from £67
Travel Inn (15 mins by taxi) Tel 01865 779230 from £64

The Oxford Alumni Office has negotiated discounts for Old Members at several Oxford hotels and gueshouses, including Barcelo Oxford, Best Western Linton Lodge, MacDonald Randolph, Mercure Eastgate, Rewley House, The Old Bank Hotel, The Old Parsonage and The University Club. Click here for more information.

Other Information


The Oxford Tourist Information Centre can provide limited advice on accommodation, transportation, parking, etc. They can be reached at: Oxford Information Centre, 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS; tel 01865 726871 or email On the Internet, there are also the following useful web sites: and

If you would like further information about visiting the college, or if you are planning a trip to Oxford, please contact the Development Team.



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