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!
Please bring your Oxford Alumni Card to be given free entry to College (usually £3.00). Visiting hours are typically Monday to Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm (or dusk if earlier), and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm (or dusk if earlier). The College is closed to all visitors over the Christmas and Easter holidays.
If you wish to come to College outside visiting hours, please contact Chelsea Chisholm in the Development Office or call 01865 286298 in advance, to make special arrangements.
Mertonians who have obtained an MA or any higher Oxford degree are warmly invited to dine at High Table. However Mertonians do not have the power of introducing guests (including on Guest nights):
Please email Wajid Wahid or call 01865 286475 to put your name down for dinner, before 10:00am on the day you are dining or before 10:00am on Friday if you are dining at the weekend.
The College is happy to provide reference access to current publications. It essential to contact Merton's Library in advance of your visit to arrange an appointment, and to bring a form of identity with you on your visit. To make an appointment to visit the historic library, follow the link for more information.
If you wish to visit the Bodleian and you are not a current member of Oxford University, then you will need to apply for a Library card via the Admissions Office. This is free for Oxford University graduates.
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 5:45pm. 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 webpages for details.
Accommodation is not available in College, except during specific College events. It will be detailed on the event webpage if College accommodation is available. If you are looking to come back to Oxford we hope that you might find the following links useful:
Due to limitations of space we regret that parking is not available in College, except under special circumstances, and parking spaces cannot be reserved. Please contact either the Lodge (01865 276310) or the Development Office (01865 276316) if you would like to speak to someone regarding this.
If you are travelling from outside Oxford you may find the following links useful:
These are third party sites and Merton College cannot be held responsible for any of the content.
The following links might be useful to you, when planning your stay in Oxford. These are third party sites and Merton College cannot be held responsible for any of the content.