Many students choose to eat meals in the College Dining Hall, both for the wide range of food options and the opportunity it provides to catch up with friends.
We have a smart and modern canteen-style Buttery which serves three meals a day during the week and a brunch and an evening meal at weekends. All meals are optional and are purchased on a pay-as-you-go basis.
There is also the weekly option to attend Formal Hall. These are three-course meals, served to you, which students often use to celebrate special occasions. Our kitchen staff go to great lengths to put on themed formals, for example for Burns Night or a LGBTQ+ formal during Pride month.
The food selection at Univ is varied with food to suit many different tastes amongst the many hot and cold options available. There are vegetarian or vegan options offered every day and the kitchen team are experienced in providing for special dietary requirements.
There are some self-catering facilities in across the College, with large modern kitchens in our Goodhart building, smaller kitchens in some of the older accommodation, and numerous kitchens available in our North Oxford annexe. Most College rooms also have a small fridge installed.
All meals are on a pay-as-you-eat basis. £150 credit is placed on all student meal accounts, via the “Bod card” at the start of Michaelmas Term.
Typical food prices (correct for 2023-24) for students are:
Breakfast £1.50 – £3.85
Lunch £4.50– £8.00
Informal Dinner: as lunch
Formal Hall £17.09
Formal Hall Guests £26.25
Note: The College is currently offering a reduced programme of one Formal Hall per week. We hope to return to three per week as soon as we are able to.
Further information for current Univ students, including dining times, current Buttery opening times and online meal bookings can be found on the Univ Intranet (SSO required).
Students at Univ are offered:
• Self-service meals at lunch and dinner
• Wide daily choice of food and weekly change of menus
• Formal dinners (known as “Formal Hall”) three times a week during term – see College Grace below
• The opportunity to organise dinners for College clubs (sports clubs, drama, music…)
• Occasional special event barbecues
• The option to invite guests to any meal