Open Days give you an opportunity to get a feel for the College, ask any questions you may have, and to meet our tutors and current undergraduate students. Our Open Days coincide with the University Open Days - this year these will be Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 June, and Friday 15 September; booking for subject meetings and accommodation for our June Open Days is now open; the deadlines for booking are:
We look forward to seeing anyone interested in applying to Merton for undergraduate study, and welcome visits by prospective students individually (and their families/guests), or by school groups.
Please see the University’s travel advice for open days. Redbridge Park & Ride is the best option to use, but coaches may drop off in St Aldates, between Thames Street and Speedwell Street, or on St Giles.
To get the most out of your visit, please check that Merton offers your course.
|09:00-09:30||Early bird talk about Merton.||Fitzjames 2|
|09:45-17:00||General information and refreshments available (free of charge).||Café Merton (Hall)|
|09:45-17:00||'Student Life' display.||Fitzjames 1|
|09:45-17:00||Guided tours of the college with current undergraduates - no booking required.||Meet in Front Quad|
|12:00-14:00||Sandwich lunch available (free of charge).||Café Merton (Hall)|
|12:00-13:15||Opportunity for applicants, parents, carers and teachers to ask questions and meet with some Subject Tutors, the Tutor for Admissions, Admissions Officer, Schools Liaison and Access Officer and others.||Café Merton (Hall)|
|13:15-14:00||Subject meetings with Tutors for prospective applicants - advance booking highly recommended.||Meet in Front Quad by 13:10|
|13:15-14:00||Opportunity for parents, carers and teachers to ask questions and meet with the Tutor for Admissions, Admissions Officer, Schools Liaison and Access Officer and others.||Café Merton (Hall)|
You do not need to book for the Open Day itself but it is highly recommended to book in advance if you wish to attend a subject meeting with Tutors from 13:15 to 14:00.
We have thirty rooms available for overnight accommodation for the night before the Open Day you wish to attend, on a 'first come, first served' basis.
Overnight accommodation is only available:
We can offer you an evening meal if you arrive by 18:00, and breakfast the following morning. There is no charge for accommodation and meals.
School groups may book a maximum of five students in for overnight accommodation, along with one accompanying teacher.
Please be aware: During your visit to Oxford you may see organisations handing out leaflets in the street, claiming to offer advice on the application process. Please be warned that these businesses are not affiliated with the University of Oxford, and they may charge for their services. We encourage you to take advantage of the many free opportunities that the University is offering to find out more.
Limited parking, and entirely at owner's risk, for those visiting Merton College is available at the College Sports Ground in Manor Road OX1 3UJ (just past St Catherine’s College).
Information for those travelling to Oxford by car or public transport is available on the University website:
We look forward to seeing you at a forthcoming Open Day!
Individuals who are considering applying to Merton are very welcome to look around the College outside of Open Days during usual visiting hours. Please make yourself known to the Lodge Porter on your arrival, and indicate that you are a prospective applicant. If you require special arrangements you are asked to contact the Schools Liaison and Access Officer well in advance.