Visiting Oxford colleges
University open days are the best time to visit. The final undergraduate open day in 2016 will take place on Friday 16 September. All colleges participate in the University open days, and many colleges also hold their own open days and other events throughout the year.
As part of the University of Oxford’s ongoing commitment to engage with schools, we have developed a programme to simplify communication between the University and all schools in the United Kingdom. Each Oxford college is linked to a Local Authority to ensure that each school has a first point of contact within the University. You may like to contact your link college to see if it's possible to arrange a visit.
University open days are the best time to visit. The final undergraduate open day in 2016 will take place on . Most departments participate in the University open days, and some also hold their own open days and other events throughout the year. Open day programmes often include admissions talks, demonstration lectures, demonstration interviews, tours of the department and an opportunity to meet tutors and current students. You can view a sample open day programme here. Department open days are particularly recommended for science applicants as much of their teaching takes place in the department.
Unfortunately, departments are not generally open to visitors on other occasions. However, it is normally possible for potential students to visit other areas of the University and have a look around college grounds.