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Your Benefits

If you are an Old Member of Balliol there are many exclusive offers and benefits available to you, including dining rights, the opportunity to book accommodation in College, conference facilities, and services in Chapel. In addition, the University of Oxford offers alumni opportunities for educational tours to destinations worldwide, access to JSTOR journals, as well as many discounts in Oxford and beyond.

Balliol College alumni

Dining in College

Any Old Member visiting Oxford is welcome to dine in Hall at lunchtime during term-time between 12.30 and 1.30pm and in the evening between 6.30 and 7.30pm (except on Tuesdays when dinner is between 6.15 and 7.15pm). There is no need to book in advance, although we do suggest checking with us first if you are planning to visit, as from time to time meals are cancelled due to other College events. Meals can be paid for in cash on the day.

Staying in College

Why not book a College room when you next find yourself in Oxford and relive your student days on a College staircase? Old Members can book overnight accommodation at favourable rates. To enquire about prices and to book a room, please email


Balliol is ideally located for conferences, corporate hospitality, parties, and weddings. Old Members interested in obtaining further information about the facilities at Balliol can refer to the Conferences and Events  web page or email the Conference and Events Manager.


Congratulations on your engagement! The Chapel is available to Old Members for their wedding or religious service after civil marriage. 

Oxford MA

The status of Master of Arts is a mark of seniority within the University which may be conferred 21 terms after matriculation. Please note the Oxford MA is about reaching a new status within the University and not an upgrade of your BA or an additional qualification. It therefore has no subject or class, and the nominals 'MA' should be represented in place of, not in addition to, the 'BA' in the holder's signature and on documents such as CVs. Please note there is a small fee associated with obtaining your Oxford MA

University of Oxford Alumni

Oxford Alumni Card

The Oxford Alumni Card identifies you as having a connection with Oxford to those on University and college premises, and when claiming discounts at shops and other services. 

Alumni offers

There are a great range of offers and discounts available exclusively to Oxford Alumni. 


In partnership with the Bodleian Library, all matriculated University of Oxford alumni receive remote access to the JSTOR collection of online journals

Email forwarding

In collaboration with the University Alumni Office, we are pleased to be able to offer all alumni access to an email forwarding service. To find out more and to activate or manage your email address(es), please visit the University Alumni Office site.


Join one of the educational tours offered by the University of Oxford and travel in the company of Oxford alumni along with an expert trip scholar who will share their knowledge and give talks on current research relating to the destination.