Old Members passing through Oxford are more than welcome to stop by the Development Office for a cup of coffee. If you give us some warning we’ll be sure to set aside some time to catch up!
Merton College congratulates all students eligible to graduate, whether you have completed your undergraduate degree, postgraduate Masters or doctorate.
Degrees are not automatically conferred at the end of the course but rather at a degree ceremony, for which Old Members need to book in advance. There are 10 ceremonies each year at which degrees can be conferred in person or in absentia. Some ceremonies are booked up many months in advance, so be sure to book ahead if you want to attend in person.
All applicants will receive their degree certifcates either directly after the ceremony if attending in person, or through the post if in absentia. If for any reason you do not receive your certificate or a current certificate is lost or damaged, then degree certificates can be obtained from the University.
If you have not yet taken your degree at a degree ceremony, but need confirmation that you are entitled to your degree, the University can supply you with a letter confirming your status.
It is always a great pleasure to see Mertonians in Chapel for a service or a visit. Our main service of the week is on Sunday evening at 5.45 pm. If you are coming to Oxford on a Sunday during term time, you would be most welcome to join us. Please see the Chapel and Choir section for details.
Merton M.A.s and Mertonian holders of any higher Oxford degree are warmly invited to dine up to six times a year at their own expense at High Table in Hall (but are not able to invite guests). On guest nights (Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during full term) they may attend dessert free of charge. Dinner begins at 7.15 pm and those dining gather in the Queen’s Room (or the Upper Bursary outside term) from 7pm.
Please notify Natalia Harris (01865 276 288) before 10.00 am on the day you are dining, or before 10.00 am on Friday if you are dining on a Sunday.
Gowns are worn in Hall during Full Term. Gentlemen wear Black Tie when dining on Sunday evenings during Full Term.
Since rooms are often unavailable at Merton, the following links will hopefully prove useful:
Oxford City Accommodation Guide
Information about accommodation including hotels, B&Bs and apartments.
Book a room at another Oxford college.
The Eastgate Hotel
73 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BE. Tel: 01865 248 332.
A hotel situated very close to Merton.
The Old Bank Hotel
92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN. Tel: 01865 799 599.
Another hotel situated very close to Merton.
Parking is very difficult in central Oxford. To find out where your nearest Park & Ride car park is, visit their interactive map.