Alumni Benefits

You are a Member of the House for life.

We encourage you to visit the House, take up your High Table dining rights, and continue to enjoy the benefits of membership which last long after your graduation. 

Visiting the House

High Table Dining Rights

Room Bookings

Getting Married at the House

Library and Journal Access

Alumni Card

Careers Advice

Gaudies

Christ Church Association

Visiting the House

Christ Church allows free access to University of Oxford Alumni Card-holders and a guest during opening hours. You are advised to check for upcoming closures before travelling. Christ Church Members are also welcome to view the Library when visiting.

When visiting the preferred point of entry is Tom Gate. For larger groups, please contact the Development Office to enquire about arrangements.

High Table Dining Rights

For many years, Members of the House have enjoyed a tradition of High Table ‘dining rights’ and members who matriculated more than seven years ago are invited to take up this invitation from time to time. If you would like further information, or to make a booking, please contact the Steward's PA.

Please consult this document for more information about how to book High Table dinner.

Room Bookings 

Members, especially those from overseas, are welcome to book guest rooms throughout the year. For further information on rates and availability, please contact Emma Timms: conferenceoffice@chch.ox.ac.uk

Getting Married at the House

Permission to marry in the cathedral is normally given to members of the college within ten years of leaving. For more information, please contact The Chaplain, Clare Hayns.

Library and Journal Access

Christ Church Library

Members are welcome to view the Lower Library space with a guest. Members and their guests may also visit exhibitions in the Upper Library with guests during the regular opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm;  2.00 pm - 4.30 pm.

Members may use the library as a study space, providing they ask a member of library staff (it is always advisable to email ahead or call on 01865 276169). However, it may not be possible to accommodate alumni during Trinity Term, as the library is often full and we have to consider the needs of our finalists. Library use is reference-only. Items in special collections may be viewed by appointment only.

University Resources

All graduates of the University of Oxford are entitled to apply for free admission to Oxford library services. Contact the Bodleian Admissions Office or telephone +44 (0)1865 277180 for more details. Graduates of the University are also eligible to access journal materials through an Oxford Alumni Online Account. More information can be found on their webpage.  

Alumni Card

All Members are entitled to a University of Oxford Alumni Card, which is issued centrally from the Oxford Alumni Office. Recent graduates are issued a card automatically; Members without a card are encouraged to request one by visiting the University of Oxford Alumni Card webpages.

Your card will entitle you to a variety of variety of discounts and ensure access to various Colleges and University buildings.  Please bring your card to use as ID when you visit Christ Church.  If you are planning to visit Oxford soon, and are concerned that you may not receive your Alumni Card in time, please email: enquiries@alumni.ox.ac.uk to be issued with a temporary Alumni Card.

Careers Advice

The Christ Church Association provides mentoring and networking opportunities for Alumni as well as current students. Our Careers Officer would be delighted to put you in touch with any of our Alumni who have volunteered to give Careers Advice and who may work in your chosen sector or field. 

The University of Oxford Careers service is also available for life. Members can sign up to Career Connect, attend Careers Fairs, events, and talks, and meet or skype with Careers Advisors. 

Gaudies

Gaudies are traditional celebrations at which the House hosts its Members for a dinner with their year group preceded by an academic lecture and drinks. To find out more please visit our Gaudy page.

Christ Church Association

The Association comprises all Members of the House who have completed one year of study and offers a range of activities and events so that Members can keep in touch with each other and the House. Our Association pages have more detail on what the Association does.