Accommodation and dining

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

 

Dining & 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 email the Domestic Bursary or call 01865 267787 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 email the Domestic Bursary or call 01865 276620. These are subject to availability, and are often booked months in advance - so please make your booking early to avoid disappointment. The cost is £50 per person per night.

 

Parking

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 services in the College Chapel, to which we welcome people of all faiths and of none.

The main service is on Sundays of Weeks 1 to 8 each term, 5.45-6.45pm, and is followed by refreshments. It is usually Choral Evensong, although sometimes we have a Sung Eucharist or other service. Information about all our services, including short biographies of preachers on Sunday evenings, is on the chapel web page here.

 

Links to Local Guesthouses

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

Oxford Rooms offers an opportunity to book reasonably priced bed and breakfast accommodation in several Oxford colleges (from £30 per night).

 

Other Information

Oxford Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on accommodation, transportation, parking, etc. They can be reached at: Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS; tel 01865 252200 or email tic@oxford.gov.uk. On the Internet, there are also the following useful web sites: oxfordcity.co.uk and stayoxford.co.uk

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