The University of Oxford will be hosting its next Open Days on 26 and 27 June and 20 September 2024.

We hope you can join us at Catz during these events, to see our college, chat to our students, and to equip yourself with the information that you need to make an informed decision about your future!


We’re open all day, have a look at the timetable below for some of the things on offer at St Catherine’s College:

College Drop-Ins - 9am to 6pm


The college will be open all day with students and staff available to talk to. Why not drop by to find out more about what life is like at one of the youngest and largest colleges at Oxford!

Whether you come for one of the other events below or just for a chat, not only will you get to find out more about the College, this is also a great opportunity to speak with current students here at Catz about their experience and ask any questions you may have.

No questions are off-limits – ask us anything!

College Tours - 9am to 6pm


Our friendly Student Ambassadors will be available to give guided tours of the College at regular intervals, between 9am and 6pm.

Not only will you get to find out more about the College, this is also a great opportunity to speak with current students here at Catz about what their experience is like.

If you are short on time or would prefer to explore at your own pace, self guided-tour information will also be available.

Please note that, due to essential maintenance works, we are unable to provide tours of the Dining Hall, Library or Junior Common Room areas at this time.

Meet the Tutors - 12:15pm


Tutors from most subjects will be available to speak to prospective applicants at 12.15pm.

This is your opportunity to meet tutors in your chosen subject, and ask them questions about the course in an informal setting.

Due to space restrictions, only prospective students can attend these subject meetings.

Families, supporters and teachers talk/Q&A - 12:15pm


This session will cover topics that are often of concern to supporters, such as supporting applicants through the application process, accommodation, and finance.

There will also be a Questions and Answers session.

Introduction to Oxford, St Catherine's, and the Admissions Process (Talk) - 1:45pm


This is a great chance to learn more about life at Catz as well as the application process and how to get here.

This talk is for both prospective applicants and families, supports and teachers.


Our top tips for getting the most out of an Oxford Open Day:

We’re really looking forward to seeing you on the day. While we’re sure you’ll have fun, there’s a lot happening in a lot of places, so it might be a little confusing. Here are our for our top tips on how to get the most out of a University Open Day:

  1. Plan, plan, plan – With over 50 departments and nearly 40 colleges to visit right across the City, there’s plenty to keep you busy. That’s why it’s important that you have a plan of attack.
  2. Bring a notepad and pen – It can be really helpful to jot down some of your initial thoughts and reflections on each department or college that you visit, so that they don’t all end up blurring into one in your head.
  3. Ask questions – Remember that the Open Days are all about YOU gathering the information that you need. Remember that the Open Days are all about YOU gathering the information that you need. We’re not going to judge or assess you in any way, all that we care about is making sure that you have the information you need to make an informed choice.
  4. Follow up – You may well come away from our Open Days with more questions than when you first came, and that’s okay. Take the time to reflect on what you’ve learnt, remember that it’s okay to change your mind, and make sure that you get in touch to ask any questions that you still have.

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St Catherine’s College has a limited number of free rooms available for prospective students visiting us for the University’s Open Days in June and September.
Please use the relevant form below form to register your interest in our Open Day accommodation:

Due to the limited availability of our accommodation we can offer accommodation to prospective undergraduate students only. Priority will be given to students currently in years 12 or 13. We are not able to accommodate friends or family who are accompanying prospective students.

We may be able to offer group bookings for schools if capacity permits. In this case we could provide accommodation for 1 teacher when they are accompanying 4 or more students. We will prioritise any bookings from Welsh schools.

Bedrooms are available from 2pm on the day of arrival. Dinner at 6:30pm and Breakfast at 8:15am is also included, subject to availability.
Applications will close the week before the event. We recommend applying as soon as possible as rooms are typically over subscribed.
If you change your mind at any point and no longer need our Open Day accommodation, you must let us know as soon as possible.


Get in touch:

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See you there!