Book a Student Event Copy

Student events are defined as organised gatherings of students outside normal meeting rooms during term time. Such events will take place in the FAH and/or BWR or the quad.  Bookings for other venues should be made using the online booking system on the College intranet.

The college will normally provide the venue free of charge to Somerville societies recognised by the JCR during term time. We charge for venues for all other student societies as well as for events that may incur significant cleaning costs such as bops.

Events must be over by 10.45pm (11.45pm on Saturdays) and the booked venues must be cleaned and left in good order by the event organisers.

All events are closed events. Non-Somervillians have to be registered in advance. A list (pdf-format or spreadsheet) must be submitted to the Deans ( by 10am on the day of the event.

It is your responsibility to complete the required booking forms at least 2 weeks before the event (3 weeks if an alcohol licence is required). Reminders will not be issued by any of the involved college departments and signatures are to be obtained in person so that the department managers can address any remaining questions to you directly.   The required signatures must be obtained in the order listed.

The Decanal office will sign off your event in principle providing that you give at least two weeks’ notice. Failure to give two weeks’ notice will likely cause the Decanal office to deny your request.

Once the Decanal office has signed off your event in principle, you must discuss your event in more detail with the Catering and Conference Manager either by making a scheduled appointment or by attending the designated drop-in session for event enquiries. At this meeting the Catering and Conference Manager will advise you of room availability, required licences and discuss any catering requirements with you.  Please note that it will take a minimum of 10 days to process an alcohol licence and therefore we suggest that you make an appointment to see the Catering and Conference Manager at least 2 weeks before your event if you require one.

Please be aware that the Lodge Manager can only give his approval once he has been provided with the correctly completed fire safety forms. Once the Lodge Manager has signed the form he will return it to the Decanal office, along with a copy of any relevant licences you have provided (failure to attach required licences at this point may result in your event being denied). This MUST be completed by the Wednesday prior to an event taking place. The Dean’s office will then issue you with an event confirmation number via e-mail. It is only at this point that an event is authorised to go ahead and can be advertised.

Student Event Booking Form

Event Fire Safety Plan


Committee Meetings of Somerville student societies

The college will normally provide meeting rooms free of charge in term time to Somerville societies recognised by the JCR.

The college will normally provide meeting rooms free of charge for University societies if there is a Somervillian on the Committee and the Somervillian will be present and responsible.

Please note!
Unfortunately we are unable to accept block bookings and bookings will not be accepted more than one week in advance.

No refreshments or catering should be taken into meeting rooms without prior authorisation from the Bursary (Catering & Conference Manager)

To book a meeting room, please click here.

Non Society Bookings

Room Bookings made by/for Non Society groups will be charged at full commercial rates.

Commercial Enquiries/Bookings should be made with the Events Office