Open Days

We are always delighted to welcome potential applicants to Oriel, and we especially encourage attendance at our Open Days. The college will be hosting Open Days on the following dates in 2018: Wednesday 27th June, Thursday 28th June and Friday 14th September.

All of the undergraduate colleges and most faculties/departments will be open to visitors on these dates, and you can find out more about the events taking place across Oxford on the Oxford University website.

During the Open Days, potential students and their family/friends can take tours of the College, and attend events such as:

  • Talks by our Tutor for Admissions
  • Q&A sessions with current students
  • 'Meet the subject tutors' sessions

Open Day Programme of Events 

09:00 - 09:45am     Early bird talk with Tutor for Admissions plus Q&A session with current students (*booking required)

10:00 - 12:00pm     Tours of college leaving from 1st quad with current students

12:30 - 13:00pm     Meet with subject tutors (booking required)

13:15 - 14:00pm      Talk with Tutor for Admissions plus Q&A session with current students (booking required)

14:30 - 17:00pm      Tours of college leaving from 1st quad with current students

*This session is aimed at visitors who have stayed in college overnight 

Please note - we are unable to offer lunch as part of our open days, however, refreshments will be available all day in the Hall.

Open Day Accommodation

Oriel is able to offer a limited number of rooms to visitors travelling long distances (more than 150 miles) for the night before our Open Days. There is no charge for accommodation, which includes breakfast, but it must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance and we regret that we are unable to offer accommodation to parents. Accommodation for school groups is limited to a maximum of 7 per school and group bookings must be accompanied by a teacher or member of staff.

If you would like to enquire about booking overnight accommodation, please contact the Admissions Officer on (01865) 276522 or email: 

Online Registration Form

An online registration form for the June dates will be available on this page from the beginning of April.

Visiting at Other Times

If you can't make it to an Open Day, you are also welcome to come and have a look around Oriel at any other time. When you arrive in College, please report to the Lodge and tell them that you are a potential applicant. If you would like someone to show you around, please contact our Outreach Officer, India Collins-Davies ( or our Admissions Officer, Joseph Cole (