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Welcome to the Alumni & Friends section of the Jesus College website.

Everyone who studies at Jesus is a member of the College for life. We hope that our alumni continue to be part of the college community long after they have left.

College alumni are automatically invited to a wide range of events, kept up to date with college happenings through various communications, and are offered a range of other benefits.

Login or Register for an account

Alumni and SBS Associate Alumni are eligible to register for My Oxford Online account. Your account allows you to:

  • Register for events online
  • Update your contact details
  • Set your communication preferences
  • Make a gift online

Your account is created using your Oxford University Alumni Number (8–********). You can check your alumni number by emailing alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk. Follow this link for more information on how to register for an account.

Please follow this link if you would like to Log in.

We are always happy to answer any questions you might have in regards to Jesus College and your membership.

Below is a list of frequently-asked questions which we hope you find helpful. If you can’t find answer to your question please Contact Us.

We use the terms ‘alumni’ and ‘Old Member’ interchangeably. If you have started any recognised programme of academic study at Jesus College, you are both.

We refer to alumni by their matriculation year – the year that they entered the College – rather than their graduation year.

Applications for the Oxford Alumni Card are handled by the University’s central Development Office. For information on the card, and details on how to apply for one, please click here.

My Oxford Online (previously known as your Oxford Alumni Online account) is a new and more streamlined platform for alumni and associates.

There are two levels of affiliation – fully matriculated alumni and associate. You can check your eligibility here.

The benefits shown here are exclusive to fully matriculated alumni of the Oxford University including Old Members of Jesus College.

There are a number of ways to make a donation to the College, the simplest of which is through our Make a Gift web page where you will also find further information on ways to donate.

If you wish to send us a cheque or CAF voucher, please post these securely to The Development office enclosing information regarding how you would like us to allocate your donation.

You are welcome to use our free post address at no cost to you:

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The Development Office
Jesus College
Turl Street
Oxford
OX1 3DW

If you matriculated before 2007, you can request a full transcript directly from Jesus College by emailing our Academic Office.  

If you matriculated after 2007, you should have received an academic transcription on the completion of your course. If you require extra copies of your transcript, you must request these from the central University through their online shop.

Replacement degree certificates can be ordered from the University’s Online Store, for the cost of £40.

If you attended a degree ceremony prior to February 2010 and were never issued with a degree certificate, you can request an initial degree certificate from the University’s Online Store.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is currently closed to all visitors, including alumni. We look forward to welcoming you back to College once restrictions have eased.

Old Members are very welcome to visit the College when it is next safe to do so. Opening times are between 10 am and 5.30pm, except during the closure periods (ten days at Christmas and seven days at Easter). The only other exceptions to this are when an event is running in College, such as a degree ceremony. To avoid disappointment, please call the Lodge in advance of your visit to check if College will be open, especially when coming from overseas.

Please follow this link for more information on Visiting the College.

With few exceptions, we announce forthcoming events up to a year in advance of the date. Please follow this link to see our Forthcoming Events listings.

Gaudies are reunions that are held for year groups every 5 years following matriculation. We announce all our Gaudy dates on our events page and through our electronic and printed communications. Places at Gaudies cannot be booked until invitations have been sent, which will be approximately three months before the event.

It is much regretted that owing to the demands on space in College during a Gaudy, it is not possible for spouses or partners to attend the Gaudy Dinner or to be accommodated in College.

To check upcoming Gaudy dates please visit the forthcoming alumni events page.

We can accept updates on marriages, births, deaths, appointments, and publications up to 30th November each year. Updates submitted after this date will be published in the following year’s Record. Please note, we can only accept submissions that have occurred in the past five years.

To submit an update, please email alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

All available rooms are now able to to be booked online, directly through Jesus College here. Please note that we have a very limited number of double rooms on site, and unfortunately we are not able to offer accommodation during term-time. For term dates, please visit the University’s Dates of term webpage.

We offer our alumni a discount code when booking a room; to obtain this code, please email alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

For more information on the conferment of degrees, please consult our Graduation webpages.

We offer Old Members low-table dining in College on Sunday evenings during term time. Please follow this link for more information on Dining in College page.

Old Members are always welcome to attend services in the College Chapel. Please follow this link for a full list of dates and times for Events and Services. For more information can be found in Chapel section of the main College website.

It is possible for Old Members to be married in the College Chapel under certain conditions. If you are interested in holding your wedding within Jesus College please download this document: Marriage in Jesus College Chapel (PDF).

Our seventeenth century chapel provides a beautiful setting within which Old Members can get married. Some other college facilities may be available to help celebrate such a special day. Its use however is governed by a strict set of rules and regulations set down by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Faculty Office.

It is easy to update us with your current details. You can do it online by logging in My Oxford Online account. You can also update us by send an email to alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

The College facilitates communication between individual alumni, but in doing so does not release personal contact details without prior permission, unless special criteria are met (see paragraph 6 of the College’s Policy on Data Protection). Our usual practise involves either forwarding correspondence on to alumni or by seeking permission to release contact details.

If you wish to connect to a fellow alumnus/a please send email alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk with the message you would like to forward and the individual’s name, matriculation year, and subject.

All data on alumni is securely held in the Development Office and will be treated confidentially and with sensitivity for the benefit of Jesus College and its members. Data is used for a full range of alumni activities, including the sending of College publications, the promotion of benefits and services available to alumni and the notification of alumni events. Data may also be used in fundraising programmes, which might include an element of direct marketing. Under the terms of the 1998 Data Protection Act, you have the right to object to the use of your data for any of the above purposes.

The Development Office does not release personal data on alumni to anyone outside the College without their permission except:

  • to University offices;
  • to volunteers acting on the College’s behalf in the interests of the College (e.g. members of the Development Committee or those working with us on particular events or appeals). Before data is released to them, the volunteer must sign a data protection and non-disclosure agreement which sets out a protocol for how the data will be used and how it will be stored, and sets a time limit before the data must be destroyed etc.
  • To third parties acting on the College’s behalf under stringent terms and conditions, e.g. consultants who manage our annual telethon.

To view the College’s policy on Data Protection, please click here.

Information on conferencing at Jesus College can be found here.