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Residential Reunions

We love welcoming groups of alumni back to St John’s for reunions. During the summer vacation and subject to availability, reunion groups can enjoy residential visits and the full opportunity to bring memories of student days back to life.  


University student
Our reunion weekend was such a memorable time. It was simply lovely to catch up with our peers and also to see what the college is like now. We came away feeling so very blessed to have had our time at St John's, and to have had an opportunity to bring our experiences up to date. We really couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more, and are so grateful for the college's generous hospitality and warm welcome.

Class of 1976

What we offer

B&B accommodation 

Stay with us for bed and breakfast, and you can even request your old room. 

Room Type  

Cost per night (incl VAT) 

B&B Single Standard  


B&B Twin Standard 


B&B Ensuite Single  


B&B Ensuite Double/Twin 


B&B Family Room/Triple 


Optional black tie dinner 

As close you’ll come to re-living student Formals, with a choice of courses and drinks. A budget of £50 per person would provide a four-course meal with two glasses of wine and a prosecco reception.  

Tours of College 

See what’s changed and what’s stayed the same! Current students or members of staff will give you the full tour.  

College Bar 

Depending on bar staff availability, we can open up the cellar bar for you to head down and enjoy socialising in the evening.  

College facilities and grounds 

From croquet on the lawn to studying in the library, make use of the areas available during your reunion.   

The rest is up to you! 

See what things could look like with this Reunion example schedule.

So, if the windy corridors and hazy memories of student days are calling you back to St John’s, get in touch with us at to set the wheels in motion for your reunion. We’ll see you soon. 


Term-time Visits

Whether Durham is the destination or a stop-off on your journey, do you really need an excuse to come back and visit John’s? We’d love to see you! 

Non-residential visits to St John’s during term time are the perfect opportunity to see student life in full swing. You would be very welcome to drop by – it's best if we know to expect you so we can arrange a tour of College with staff or student representatives, and brunch or a cuppa on us!  

To arrange this, email to tell us your names, year group and when you’d like to visit.