You can answer all your questions about the Somerville alumni community here. From fundraising to graduating as an alumni, from how to make a gift to how to get a room, we cover all the possible questions you might have below.

If you find your question is still unanswered, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Development Office. The team there is always happy and willing to help answer your questions, however small.

Thank you. 

I don’t want to donate to Somerville. Am I still welcome to sign up for newsletters and attend events?

Absolutely. While we are always grateful for the generous support of our alumni, that’s not the reason we want to get to know you and welcome you into the thriving Somerville community!

I would like to register to graduate. How can I find out more information?

Those who wish to take their degree, either in person or in absentia, should visit the Degree Days section of our website for further information including upcoming dates. Please contact Admissions in the Academic Office (01865 270619) to register.

I am interested in getting married in the Chapel - whom should I contact?

Please contact the Conference and Events Manager to find out more, including what dates are free.

I noticed an event that I'm interested in attending, but I've not received an invitation. Whom should I contact?

Please get in touch with the Development Office. We often send invitations to specific interest groups, and it is possible that our records for you are incomplete if you haven’t been invited on this occasion. Please let us know so we can update your preferences and register you to attend.

How can I find out if there are any University events that I might like to attend?

The University now has an online calendar of events, where you can search a range of dates and types of event.

How do I update my contact details?

At the moment you can email the Development Office with any changes. Soon you will be able to visit the secure Members’ Area of the website to request your log on and password, and then you can update your details yourself.

I need some careers advice - can Somerville help?

If you know what sort of employment you’d like to go into, the Development Office can put you in contact with Somervillians who have expressed a willingness to give careers advice or you can join our Somerville eMentoring Platform. We also run a number of networking events for Alumni and Friends of the College. Alternatively, you could try the University Careers Service.

I am interested in making a donation to Somerville. What should I do?

Thank you so much for considering a gift to College. There are a few quick and easy ways to make your gift. To learn more about current College priorities, please visit Our Fundraising Priorities section, or visit Supporting Somerville to learn more about our long-term goals. If you have any questions, please do contact the Development Office and we can help.

When and how can I book accommodation in College?

You can book accommodation online via our Bed & Breakfast pages.