Open Days

Oxford’s 2024 Open Days will be on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June, and Friday 20th September.  Detailed information can be found on the University website

Step-free Open Day entrance to Magdalen College, located on Longwall Street. Decorated with an Open Day banner.

Our Open Days provide an opportunity for you to get a feel for the College, ask any questions you may have, and meet our tutors and current undergraduate students. They are designed to help you to decide where you want to study and play no part whatsoever in our selection process.

Our Admissions and Outreach team will also be available to answer questions on the day.

Open Day Schedule

Magdalen’s schedule of events for the Open Days of 26th and 27th June and 20th September is as follows:

All of these events are drop-in and do not require booking beforehand.

09:30-16:30Open to Visitors with frequent tours run by student helpers
12:30-13:00Life at Magdalen talk by student ambassadors (prospective students only)
13:15-14:00Admissions Talk and Q&A panel with Humanities Admissions Tutors
14:15-15:00Admissions Talk and Q&A panel with Sciences Admissions Tutors
15:15-15:45Demonstration Interview with a student helper and Admissions Tutor
16:00-17:00Care Experienced and Estranged student talk and Q&A

Open Day Travel Expenses Reimbursement Scheme

If the cost of travelling to and from Oxford is a problem, then we may be able to reimburse some or all of the costs of travel. In order to be eligible, you must be a UK resident attending a UK state school or college and be travelling from over 70 miles away using public transport. We are only able to reimburse travel costs for students and receipts must be provided for your travel.

To apply for this scheme, students must be:

If you meet the criteria, please complete the Open Days Travel Expenses Reimbursement request form. The deadline for submitting this form is the 19th June for the June Open days and the 12th September for the September Open Day.

We will be opening applications for travel reimbursement a month before each Open Day.

If you are concerned about paying for travel but do not fit this criteria, please ensure you ask your school whether they have schemes or support for you before getting in touch with us.

Accommodation

We will be offering free accommodation on the nights of the 25th and 26th June to care-experienced and estranged students only. Please email us by noon on 17 June if you would like to request free accommodation on these grounds. Please note that we can only offer one night of accommodation per student.

Accessibility

All of our Open Day events will be held in the Grove Auditorium, which has step-free access via a ramp. There is also an accessible toilet in the building and a hearing loop. Seating and water will be available.

To try and ensure that our Open Days are accessible to all, we have produced an accessibility map and screen reader-friendly version of our Open Day schedule.

If you are coming to one of our Open Days and have any accessibility needs, please contact us at admissions@magd.ox.ac.uk and we will do our best to make adjustments.

Visiting Magdalen

Potential applicants and their families are very welcome to look around Magdalen on any day of the year. Simply tell the porter on duty that you are a prospective applicant and you will be admitted free of charge and given a copy of our student-written Alternative Prospectus.

Please see our general visitor information, including opening hours.