Access to your college

Keep access to your college

Your My Oxford Card identifies you as a member of the University so please make sure you have it with you when visiting the colleges. Each college has their own policies regarding entry for alumni visitors so please check in advance of your visit.

Find out more below about how to access your college, its opening hours, any current restrictions in place, and its contact and website details. If you have any queries, please email enquiries@alumni.ox.ac.uk

Details

 

All Souls College coat of arms

All Souls College

The college is open without charge to all visitors 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Groups of more than six need to gain permission from the Bursar in advance to visit. All Souls College is closed during Easter and Christmas vacations.

 enquiries@all-souls.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0)1865 279 379

Go to the All Souls website

 

Balliol College coat of arms

Balliol College

Free access is allowed to Alumni Card-holders and usually four guests are allowed to accompany each Card-holder (but there is a measure of flexibility on the numbers). Alumni Card-holders are not admitted when functions are being held in college (the Card-holder should telephone the college in advance to check).

 +44 (0) 1865 277691

Go to the Balliol website

 

Blackfriars coat of arms

Blackfriars

Please contact the hall for information on visiting.

 +44 (0) 1865 277777

Go to the Blackfriars website

 

Brasenose College coat of arms

Brasenose College

Brasenose College warmly welcomes Alumni Card-holders (no admittance charge). College visiting times for Alumni Card-holders are 10am to 5pm during the summer months and 10am to 4.30pm during the winter. Please be advised that access to the Hall may not be given during lunch time (noon to 2pm) and occasionally access may not be allowed if there is a college event in progress. Visits to the College Library are by appointment only. Please contact the Head Porter in advance if you wish to visit with several guests.

 head.porter@bnc.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 277830

Go to the Brasenose website

 

Campion Hall coat of arms

Campion Hall

 +44 (0)1865 286100

Go to the Campion Hall website

 

Christ Church coat of arms

Christ Church

Christ Church allows free access to Alumni Card-holders and one guest. Additional visitors will be required to pay for entry. Alumni Card-holders are admitted during the college's normal visiting hours, which are:

  • Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm, with a last visitor entry time of 4.15pm.
  • Sunday: 2pm to 5pm, with a last visitor entry time of 4.15pm

The preferred point of entry for Alumni Card-holders is Tom Gate on St Aldate's (paying visitors should enter via the large gate in Christ Church's Meadow Building). Because of the very large numbers of tourists visiting Christ Church throughout the year, it would be very helpful to old members and to college staff if an Alumni Card could be shown at the gate.

 tourism@chch.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 276492

Go to the Christ Church website

 

Corpus Christi College coat of arms

Corpus Christi College

Old Members of Corpus Christi are welcome to visit during regular office hours, but are requested to call at the Lodge to make themselves known to the porters. Non-members of Corpus Christi with Alumni Cards wishing to come at a specific time should contact the Lodge in advance, in case the college is closed. Corpus Christi does not charge visitors for entry.

 +44 (0) 1865 276700

Go to the Corpus Christi website

 

Exeter College coat of arms

Exeter College

If an alumnus/a has their Alumni Card or makes an appointment in advance, they may visit the college any time unless the college is officially closed for an event. Normal opening hours for members of the public are 2pm to 5pm each day. Entry is free of charge.

 +44 (0) 1865 279600

Go to the Exeter website

 

Green Templeton College coat of arms

Green Templeton College

Please contact Green Templeton College directly.

 +44 (0) 1865 274770

Go to the Green Templeton website

 

Harris Manchester College coat of arms

Harris Manchester College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit Harris Manchester College during its normal opening hours, which are 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to noon on Saturdays. There is no charge for entry into the college.

 enquiries@hmc.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 618082

Go to the Harris Manchester website

 

Hertford College coat of arms

Hertford College

Hertford welcomes all Alumni Card holders to visit OB Quad and the Chapel free of charge between 10am and 3pm. The exceptions to this are during the Christmas closure period, and when an event is running in college such as a degree ceremony. To avoid disappointment, please contact the Porters’ Lodge in advance to check if college will be open.

Alumni wishing to visit other parts of the college may be able to arrange a tour through the Development Office, if organised in advance and between the hours of 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

 +44 (0) 1865 279400

Go to the Hertford website

 

Jesus College coat of arms

Jesus College

Old Members are very welcome to visit the college between 10am and 5.30pm, except during the closure periods (ten days at Christmas and seven days at Easter). The only other exceptions to this are when an event is running in college, such as a degree ceremony. To avoid disappointment, please contact the Lodge on the details below in advance of your visit to check if college will be open, especially when coming from overseas.

When you arrive in college, present yourself at the Lodge with an item of ID so that the porter on duty can check your name against the list of Old Members.

If you are planning to bring a group (other than your immediate family) you will need to book in advance by contacting the Lodge on the details below.

Visits to the Fellows’ Library will also need to be arranged in advance with the Development Office by phoning +44 (0)1865 279695 or emailing alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

 enquiries@jesus.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 279700

Go to the Jesus website

 

Keble College coat of arms

Keble College

Keble College welcomes Alumni Card-holders to visit daily between 2pm to 5pm. Alumni of Keble College may visit any time of day (when the college is open). Occasionally during the year, they will be closed for college events so it is always best to contact the porters prior to planning a visit.

Please note, parties of more than 8 people must pre-book with the Porters’ Lodge.

 porters.lodge@keble.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 272727

Go to the Keble website

 

Kellogg College coat of arms

Kellogg College

Kellogg College is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. There is no charge for entry.

 enquiries@kellogg.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 612000

Go to the Kellogg website

 

Lady Margaret Hall coat of arms

Lady Margaret Hall

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit Lady Margaret Hall free of charge, and may be accompanied by a small number of guests. The college is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

 lodge@lmh.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 274300

Go to the LMH website

 

Linacre College coat of arms

Linacre College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome, but access to Linacre College is only possible Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and must be pre-arranged with the college. Please call the number below, or send an e-mail to the Alumni Relations Officer, if you wish to arrange a visit.

 alumni.relations@linacre.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 271673

Go to the Linacre website

 

Lincoln College coat of arms

Lincoln College

Lincoln College is currently open to all visitors 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. There is no charge for entry.

 +44 (0) 1865 279800

Go to the Lincoln website

 

Magdalen College coat of arms

Magdalen College

Magdalen welcomes visitors to the college during its opening hours. These hours apply to all except those coming on college business. Times are subject to change and occasionally the college will be closed for special events. You are advised to check opening times on Magdalen College's website or the noticeboard on the High Street. All visitors must report to the Lodge on arrival. Groups should book in advance. They want you to enjoy your visit, but please remember that throughout the year the college is a place of residence, work and study, and you are asked not to enter staircases, college rooms and areas marked as private. Dogs, except guide dogs, are not allowed in the college. Do not walk on the grass or picnic in the grounds. Random bag searches may be carried out. No charge is made for residents of Oxford or holders of My Oxford Cards; and one guest in each case.

Opening Hours:

  • January to 21 June: 1pm to dusk or 6pm (whichever is the earlier
  • 22 June to October: noon to dusk or 7pm
  • October to December: 1pm to dusk or 6pm

 +44 (0) 1865 276000

Go to the Magdalen website

 

Mansfield College coat of arms

Mansfield College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit Mansfield College free of charge, and there is no limit to the number of guests who may accompany Card-holders (although it would be appreciated if larger groups could inform the Alumni and Development Office on development@mansfield.ox.ac.uk in advance of their visit). They request all visitors to report to the Porter’s Lodge.

Alumni are also invited to get in touch with the Development Office in advance of their visit if they would be interested in having an available member of the team show them around the college and bring them up to speed on the latest news.

Mansfield’s front gate is locked at midnight each day and re-opened at 7am each morning, and the college is closed for a short period over Christmas and Easter.

 +44 (0) 1865 270999

Go to the Mansfield website

 

Merton College coat of arms

Merton College

Merton College is normally open to all visitors on:

  • Monday to Friday, 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 5pm
  • Last entry at 4.30pm or dusk if earlier.

There is no admission charge for visits to the college by past or present University members or Merton Alumni with up to three guests, on presentation of a University, Alumni or Bodleian card. Guided College and library tours, which operate throughout the summer months, are chargeable; for further details on times of tours and charges please contact the Lodge.

 +44 (0) 1865 276310

Go to the Merton website

 

New College coat of arms

New College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit New College and there is no charge for entry for Card-holders and a guest. Old Members of New College are allowed free entry, and can bring up to three guests.

  • Easter to early October the college is open to visitors 11am to 5pm via the New College Lane entrance
  • During the winter months the college is open to visitors 2pm to 4pm via the Holywell Street entrance

 +44 (0) 1865 279555

Go to the New College website

 

Nuffield College coat of arms

Nuffield College

Access to Nuffield College is free for Alumni Card-holders, who may be accompanied by up to five guests. The college is open 9am to 5pm daily.

 the.lodge@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 278500

Go to the Nuffield website

 

Oriel College coat of arms

Oriel College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit Oriel College during public opening hours of 2pm to 5pm and there is no charge for entry for Card-holders and one guest. Please note that the college is closed to all visitors during Trinity term and that Alumni Card-holders are not admitted when functions are being held in college (the Card-holder should telephone the college in advance to check).

Orielenses are welcome to visit the college at any time. Members of the Development Office staff are very happy to give tours of college to alumni and their guests (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm). Advance notice of a visit is preferred. At weekends, if you bring your Alumni Card with you and show this to the Porters, you will be able to have access to the public areas of the college.

 lodge@oriel.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 276555

Go to the Oriel website

 

Pembroke College coat of arms

Pembroke College

Alumni Card-holders may visit Pembroke College free of charge (members of the general public are not normally admitted), and with a reasonable number of accompanying family and/or friends. Alumni Card-holders may visit at any reasonable time during the day, 9am to 7pm, and will have access to Old and Chapel quads, the Damon Wells Chapel, the Hall, and the Rokos Quad - providing there are no special activities taking place. However, Alumni are strongly advised to call in advance to the College Development Office (01865 276405) or the Head Porter (01865 276444) to check that these areas are available and to make suitable arrangements for entry. The college is often host to very large conferences and events and to degree days which may prevent access – please check with them before you travel!

Alumni wishing to have greater access (to their old room, for example) should make arrangements well in advance through the college's Development Office.

Farthings is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm. Alumni are welcome to use the facility – payment is by credit or debit card (cash is not normally accepted). A full coffee shop with barista service and a wide range of drinks and snacks are available.

Alumni wishing to visit the Art Gallery should contact the Development Office well in advance to arrange a viewing.

 +44 (0) 1865 276444

Go to the Pembroke website

 

Regent's Park College coat of arms

Regent's Park College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit Regent’s Park College during its normal opening hours, which are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. There is no charge for entry into the college. Although the college is not usually open to the general public, enquiries about visiting should be directed to the front office who will be able to help.

 +44 (0) 1865 288120

Go to the Regent's Park website

 

Somerville College coat of arms

Somerville College

Alumni Card-holders are very welcome to visit Somerville College free of charge, although College may be closed at various times when events are taking place. Please book ahead by contacting the college.

 + 44 (0) 1865 270624

Go to the Somerville website

 

St Anne's College coat of arms

St Anne's College

St Anne's College grounds are open to visitors 9:00am to 5pm each day. Please report to the Lodge on arrival. Additionally, all St Anne’s Senior Members are welcome to use the College Library for reference by arrangement with Library staff.

 development@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 274800

Go to the St Anne's website

 

St Antony's College coat of arms

St Antony's College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit St Antony's College at any reasonable time, but on occasion access to parts of the college may not be possible because of events taking place in St Antony's. All visitors should make themselves known at the Lodge on arrival.

 +44 (0) 1865 284700

Go to the St Antony's website

 

St Benet's Hall coat of arms

St Benet's Hall

Please contact the hall for information on visiting.

 domestic.bursar@stb.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 280556

Go to the St Benet's Hall website

 

St Catherine's College coat of arms

St Catherine's College

Alumni Card-holders may visit St Catherine's College free of charge, and may be accompanied by up to four guests. The college is open to Card-holders 9am to 5pm daily.

 +44 (0) 1865 271700

Go to the St Catherine's website

 

St Cross College coat of arms

St Cross College

Alumni Card-holders may visit St Cross College free of charge, and may be accompanied by up to three guests.

Access to the college for Alumni Card-holders is only possible on Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, and only by pre-arrangement with the college. Please call on the number below to arrange your visit.

 +44 (0) 1865 278490

Go to the St Cross website

 

St Edmund Hall coat of arms

St Edmund Hall

Alumni Card-holders may visit St Edmund Hall free of charge. The college is closed over Christmas for one week and for one week following Easter each year.

 +44 (0) 1865 279000

Go to the Teddy Hall website

 

St Hilda's College crest

St Hilda's College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit St Hilda's College free of charge, with up to three or four guests. Card-holders wishing to visit with a larger party should contact the college in advance. The college is open to Alumni Card-holders 8am to 5pm daily.

 +44 (0) 1865 276884

Go to the St Hilda's website

 

St Hugh's College coat of arms

St Hugh's College

St Hugh's College is open to all visitors free of charge by prior appointment.

 +44 (0) 1865 274900

Go to the St Hugh's website

 

St John's College coat of arms

St John's College

Alumni Card-holders may visit St John's College free of charge with up to three guests. Card-holders may visit the college at any time during daylight hours.  Please present your Alumni Card to the lodge porter on arrival.

 +44 (0) 1865 277300

Go to the St John's website

 

St Peter's College coat of arms

St Peter's College

Alumni Card-holders may visit St Peter's College free of charge with a reasonable number of guests

The times when Card-holders may visit are not restricted, although the college is usually closed to visitors at the beginning and end of term (for security reasons) and when events are taking place in the College.

 +44 (0) 1865 278900

Go to the St Peter's website

 

St Stephen's House coat of arms

St Stephen's House

Please contact for information on visiting.

 enquiries@ssho.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 613500

Go to the St Stephen's House website

 

The Queen's College coat of arms

The Queen's College

Alumni Card-holders are very welcome to visit The Queen's College; there may be some restrictions on numbers and access to different parts of the college when large events are taking place so they advise you to telephone ahead when planning a visit. Those wishing to see inside the Library are kindly requested to contact Emily Downing (Old Members' Officer) in advance.

 oldmembers@queens.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 279120

Go to the Queen's website

 

Trinity College coat of arms

Trinity College

Alumni Card-holders may visit Trinity College free of charge with a reasonable number of guests. Card-holders will have access to the quads, grounds, and the Hall and Chapel if open. Card-holders may visit at any reasonable time, even if the college is not open to paying visitors, but the college may be closed to all visitors at certain times, such as when events are taking place in college.

 +44 (0) 1865 279900

Go to the Trinity website

 

University College coat of arms

University College

Alumni Card-holders may be admitted to University College, accompanied by their immediate family, depending on other events taking place and the number of other visitors in the college at the time. Alumni Card-holders particularly wishing to visit University College are expected to telephone the Lodge in advance.

 +44 (0) 1865 276602

Go to the Univ website

 

Wadham College coat of arms

Wadham College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit Wadham College most of the time, although the college may be closed to all visitors when events are taking place.

 +44 (0) 1865 277900

Go to the Wadham website

 

Wolfson College coat of arms

Wolfson College

Visitors may visit Wolfson College free of charge with a reasonable number of guests. There are no specific opening hours.

 +44 (0) 1865 274100

Go to the Wolfson website

 

Worcester College coat of arms

Worcester College

Alumni Card-holders are welcome to visit Worcester College with a reasonable number of guests. The college is open every day 2pm to 5pm unless there is an event taking place.

 +44 (0) 1865 278300

Go to the Worcester website

 

Wycliffe Hall coat of arms

Wycliffe Hall

Wycliffe Hall is open to visiting alumni by prior arrangement, but access may be limited due to events taking place in the hall. Please contact the hall to check availability before planning a visit.

 enquiries@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0) 1865 274200

Go to the Wycliffe Hall website