Open Days are a fun and relaxed way for prospective applicants to come to Christ Church and chat to students and tutors, have a look around, and find out valuable information.

Our next Open Day

Our Open Days are held in June and September. The last Open Day of 2023 took place on Friday 15 September. Return to this page in the New Year for details of our next Open Day. 

Our Open Days coincide with the other University of Oxford Open Days, so you can visit other colleges and University departments too. 

What happens on an Open Day?

Throughout the day, current students will be giving tours around Christ Church – they can tell you all about student life at the college and answer your questions about navigating the admissions process, arriving at Oxford, work, social life, and much more. 

There are talks for prospective students, parents and carers on college life, the admissions process (including demonstration interviews), finance and welfare.

There are also plenty of chances for prospective students to meet different Christ Church tutors. The Tutor for Admissions and the Admissions and Access Team will be on hand all day to answer any admissions-related queries you may have. 

There’s no need to book a place on our Open Days, but do turn up early as talks can fill up. 

Christ Church Open Day student helpers

Getting here

We strongly recommend that you don’t drive into Oxford city centre: parking is very limited and expensive. Christ Church is a 15-minute walk from Oxford Railway Station and a ten-minute walk from the bus and coach station (Gloucester Green). 

If you plan to drive to Oxford, the Park and Rides are the best option. Helpers will be at the Park and Rides to help you get to where you want to be. The University recommends the following four Park and Rides: Redbridge, Pear Tree, Thornhill, and Water Eaton.  

Travel expenses and accessibility requirements

We don't want potential applicants to be put off attending one of our Open Days by travel costs or accessibility concerns. Christ Church is able to cover reasonable travel expenses for those for whom the cost of travelling to the Open Day would present a barrier to doing so. 

Typically, to receive financial support for reasonable travel expenses you need to commit to come to one of our Open Day sessions, be a UK resident, attend or have attended a UK school, and be experiencing financial hardship. We can only reimburse travel costs if an agreement has been made in advance. 

If you have any accessibility requirements, please get in touch with us before your visit at or so that we can make any necessary arrangements. Information about wheelchair accessibility is available on our website. 

Open Day accommodation

We're able to provide limited free accommodation at Christ Church for prospective students and teachers who attend our Open Days. If we're over-subscribed, we'll prioritise accommodation requests from prospective students and teachers from UK schools that are a distance from Oxford and have higher proportions of pupils eligible for Free School Meals. We'll aim to let you know within a week if we're able to offer you accommodation in Christ Church. 

We are unfortunately unable to provide accommodation on the main college site for parents and carers, but there may be some rooms available across the road from Christ Church at a discounted rate. If you are a parent or carer and would like information about how to book accommodation, please email

Visit us outside of the Open Days

Prospective students are always welcome to come and have a look around Christ Church. It is helpful for us if you can let us know in advance that you are coming by emailing or, especially if you are bringing a large group. Please come to Tom Gate on St Aldate's (typing 'Tom Tower' into Google Maps should get you here) and tell the staff there that you are a prospective student.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Open Days or undergraduate admissions, please get in touch with us at or

More information about what it’s like to study here can also be found on our site. 

If you’re a teacher interested in arranging a school visit to Christ Church, please get in touch.