Alumni benefits

We want Magdalen to feel like home long after you graduate.

From New Building Lawn to Addison’s Walk, Longwall Library to the Old Kitchen Bar, via the Hall, Chapel, and Cloister, we want you to be able to share this special place with your family and friends. Your Alumni Member’s card* is a symbol of your connection to Magdalen, a key to certain members’ benefits, and a promise that you are always welcome home.

Keeping in touch with our community is important to us. If your details change please update them here.

Members’ benefits

Magdalen College is open every day from 3 January to 19 December between 10am and dusk or 6.30pm, whichever is the earlier. Find out more about our opening times.

Your friends and family are also welcome at Magdalen for free. For groups over 6 guests please contact the Alumni Office ahead of your visit.

As an alumni member you are free to walk around the College and are free to ignore the signs ‘no visitor access’ towards e.g. St Swithun’s Quad, Longwall Quad, etc.

You can book breakfast, lunch, and an informal dinner in Hall. Just contact the Alumni Office for further details.

Playing croquet on the lawns is a big part of College life in the summer. Contact the Alumni Office for further details.

You can take out a Magdalen punt in season (usually May until September) – pre-booking is required.

For punting guidelines, please read this document ahead of your visit. Please also note the Punt Safety Policy, which can be found here.

To request a punt booking, please get in touch with the Development Office at or call +44 (0)1865 276096.

Bookings are subject to availability.

Magdalen members are invited to stay with us at College. You can book a Fellow’s Guest Room here and a student room here (depending on availability, most rooms are available out of term time).

You can pay members’ rates in the Old Kitchen Bar (OKB). Simply show your member’s card at the till.

Magdalen members are welcome to use Longwall Library out of term time. Please take a moment to read the rules and guidelines for using the Longwall Library, an access key can be collected at the Lodge upon signing the rules and guidelines and leaving your member’s card as a deposit.

You’re welcome to attend chapel services and hear the Magdalen Choir. You will find the chapel term card here.

We host a variety of events exclusively for our community throughout the year. Explore our current schedule below.

* Your card is 100% recycled and recyclable. It is made in the UK, printed with green certified inks, and PVC and laminate free.