20 St Giles
The Alumni House at 20 St Giles is a beautiful Grade II listed building. It was renovated in 2007 as a centre for our alumni and includes an Alumni Common Room and Alumni Guest Rooms.
Alumni Common Room
St John's is the first college in Oxford to have an Alumni Common Room (ACR). This is your space in College, where you can relax, meet friends, access the internet and find out more about events and other alumni benefits. Facilities include:
- free coffee, tea and biscuits
- an iMac for your use, including internet access
- comfortable chairs and a writing desk
- the Alumni Library of books by (and donated by) fellow alumni
- SJC merchandise to view and purchase
Monday to Friday: 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-5pm
Please note that the Alumni Common Room is closed at weekends, on Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
If you are travelling from afar and wish to use the ACR at the weekend, please contact the Alumni Office in advance and we will arrange access for you.
St John's has five Alumni Guestrooms and one Alumni Guest Flat, in The Alumni House at 20 St Giles. The three twin and two double guestrooms are exceptionally appointed and all are ensuite. Please note that the guest room on the ground floor is wheelchair accessible. The Alumni Guest Flat consists of a twin bedded ensuite room, an open-plan sitting/dining room and a fully equipped kitchen.
- free wi-fi access
- tea and coffee making facilities
- 32" television
- ensuite bathrooms (bath with shower)
- British Allergy Foundation approved hypoallergenic bedding
Alumni can book up to 10 nights per calendar year in the Alumni Guest Rooms or Guest Flat. On Gaudy nights, during the Alumni Weekend and over Graduation weekends, only one room can be booked by each alumnus/a. On all other days alumni may book an additional room for (non-alumni) guests, as long as the alumnus/a is staying in one of the guest rooms throughout the booking.
Please note that for insurance reasons we are not able to let children under the age of 16 stay in any of the Guest Rooms, including the Flat.
Guest rooms are not available during College closures. This year the College will be closed for Easter from 29 March to 3 April, and for summer from 10-28 August.
Guest room: £60 per night for single occupancy and £95 per night for double occupancy
Guest flat: £65 per night for single occupancy and £100 per night for double occupancy
All stays include breakfast in Hall.
To confirm a booking, we ask for payment in advance, either by credit/debit card over the phone or by cheque through the post. Any bookings cancelled up to a week before the arrival date will receive a full refund, but after this time we can only give refunds if the room is re-let.
Parking in College is not available, please see the Visit us page for further information.
St John's Online Community
The St John's Online Community was launched early in 2018. This exciting new platform is designed to give St John’s alumni, students and Fellows the opportunity to connect across the world and offer each other mentoring, advice, networking and connections.
The Online Community enables you to:
- reconnect with your old university friends
- search for graduates around the world
- share your career expertise and knowledge through e-mentoring
- volunteer your time in a variety of rewarding ways
- get advice on your next move and how to progress in your chosen career
Along with the chance to offer and receive mentoring, the St John’s Online Community also contains a full listing of current events, job opportunities and lots of interesting articles, photos and publications in its digital library. Many of our alumni and students have already signed up to the platform, and we hope that many more will in the coming months. If you would like to register, please visit:
A transcript is an official summary of your academic performance and progress to date. It will only include final marks confirmed by the appropriate Examination Board. All students who commenced their studies on or after Michaelmas Term 2007 will automatically receive one copy of their final transcript from the Examination and Assessments section of the University upon completing their degree. This will be sent to the home address listed in your Student Self-Service account. For more information, see the University's Academic Transcripts pages.
Alumni who commenced their studies prior to Michaelmas Term 2007 may request a statement giving details of dates of attendance, degree course(s), examinations taken, marks achieved and degree class. You can request a transcript from the College Office using this form. Please allow 4 working days for delivery.
Alumni and up to three guests are very welcome to visit any part of College, including the Gardens, during daylight hours. Please ignore the signs about visiting hours which are for the general public. It would be helpful if you could introduce yourself at the Porters' Lodge upon arrival so they are aware of your visit. If you would like to visit with a larger group, please email the Development and Alumni Relations Office who will facilitate this where possible.
Visiting the Library: Alumni and their guests are also welcome to visit the Library during normal opening hours. Please sign in at the Library’s Reception Desk upon arrival. Guided tours for small groups may be arranged with the Librarian.
Very occasionally parts of College are closed off because of events or for safety reasons.
Matriculation and Graduation photographs
We often receive requests from alumni for copies of matriculation and graduation photos. The photographers Gillman & Soame have a service called ImageBank which allows you to search for and order old photos. The St John's archive can be found here. Please be aware that you need to log in with an email address before you can browse.
Oxford Alumni Card
All alumni of the University are entitled to an Oxford Alumni Card, which carries your unique identification number. It entitles you to:
- a wide range of benefits and discounts in hotels, restaurants, museums and shops in Oxford and elsewhere
- identify yourself as having a connection with the University to those on college premises
- sign up for University alumni events and services.
You can request your Oxford Alumni Card here.