2022

The DEADLINE for applications is FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER by 11:55PM at the latest and applications made after the deadline will not be accepted.

Dear Junior Members,

Michaelmas Term ends on Saturday 3 December and ALL rooms must be vacated no later than 10am. Students are scheduled to return for Hilary Term on Wednesday 11 January after 2pm. See Part 11 of the Rules and Regulations for Junior Members for full information regarding storage over the Christmas Vacation.

Only during the Christmas vacation period, are students allowed to leave their belongings. Please use only cases, trunks or other suitable and respectable containers (such as cardboard boxes which have been closed and sealed with tape); these should be left neatly in a corner in their rooms such that normal use of the room is not prevented as long as the following rules are followed:

Christmas Vacation Rules for belongings left in rooms

a) No more than three cases, boxes or trunks may be left in the room

b) Nothing should be left in drawers, cupboards or wardrobes and under no circumstances should drawers, cupboards or wardrobes be chained, padlocked or restrained in any way

c) Bathrooms must be emptied

d) No valuables may be left

e) All items are left at the owner’s risk

f) Microwaves and fridges should be left empty and clean.

g) Walls must be clear of all pictures, posters, etc.

You must vacate your room by 10am on Saturday 3 December

THESE RULES APPLY TO THE CHRISTMAS VACATION PERIOD ONLY

If you would like to stay on in College later than the end of this term, or return earlier than the beginning of Hilary Term at a cost of £17.67 per night, you need to apply for permission by completing an online request:

1.     Read the Vacation Residence Rules to make sure you are entitled to vacation residence.

2.     You need to log in with your SSO (Single Sign On) and fill in the online application form.

3.     To access the application form visit this link: https://forms.office.com/r/0fNFNnqmCZ.

4.     You can only submit the form once so please check and double-check before submitting your application. Please ensure you complete it correctly.

5.     The form is self-explanatory, and other guidance can be found in the rules and regulations document, but any communication about this process should be addressed to: the Domestic Bursar’s Office db.office@queens.ox.ac.uk

6.     Result of your vacation residence application: you will be informed by the end of 6th week whether you have been granted vacation residence permission or not.

7.     Enquiries about choir commitments and accommodation should be directed to choir@queens.ox.ac.uk, you do NOT need to apply for vacation residence if you wish to stay for the choir events on the 16th and 17th December.

Dates for this vacation residence are from Saturday 3 December 2022 to Wednesday 11 January 2023. The deadline for applications is 11:55pm on Friday 11 November.

·       There is no automatic right to stay in College over the vacation or to return early, and no guarantee that you will be allocated your term-time room over the vacation.

Other useful information:

  • Cost: the cost per night for vacation residence will be £17.67.
  • Library: closed from noon on Friday 23 December to 9am on Tuesday 3 January. Please ensure you take all your books/papers/belongings with you as there will be no opportunity to collect them after this date until the Library re-opens.
  • College Closure: College will be completely closed (locked) from 4:30pm Friday 23 December until 6:30am Tuesday 3 January.
  • Michaelmas Term ends Saturday 3 December and ALL rooms must be vacated no later than 10am.
  • Return for Hilary Term – students are permitted to return for Hilary Term on Wednesday 11 January after 2pm.
  • Storage of belongings over the Christmas Vacation: your accommodation will be used over the holidays – see Part 11 of the Rules and Regulations for Junior Members for information about storage over the Christmas Vacation. You must vacate your room by 10am on Saturday 3 December.
  • Food: meals as normal until Wednesday 30th November.
DateBreakfastLunchDinner
Thu 1st DecAs normalAs normalChristmas Dinner at 18.30 and 19.30
Fri 2nd DecAs normalAs normalOne Hall at 19.15
Sat 3rd Dec – Sun 4th Dec8.15-8.45Set lunch 2 course lunch at 12 midday prompt by sign on 11am FridaySet two course dinner at 18.30 by sign on 11am Friday
Mon 5th Dec8.15-8.4512.30-13.30Student Dinner 18.30 MCR Guest Table 19.15
Tue 6th Dec – Fri 9th Dec8.15-8.4512.30-13.30Student Dinner 18.30
Sat 10 th Dec – Sun 11th Dec8.15-8.45Set lunch 2 course lunch at 12 midday prompt by sign on 11am FridayNo dinner
Mon 12th Dec8.15-8.45Set lunch 2 course lunch at 12 midday prompt by sign onNo dinner
Tue 13th Dec – Fri 16th Dec8.15-8.45Set lunch 2 course lunch at 12 midday prompt by sign onSet two course dinner at 18.30
Sat 17th Dec – Sun 18th Dec8.15-8.45No lunchNo dinner
Mon 19th Dec – Wed 21st Dec8.15-8.45Set lunch 2 course lunch at 12 midday prompt by sign onNo dinner
Thu 22nd DecKitchen closed (deep clean) – no meals served

There will be no meals in College whilst the College is closed. Meals will resume on 3rd January 2023 from lunchtime. Breakfast and lunch are by sign on at 12 midday prompt. Meals will resume with Dinner on Sunday 8 January.

Storage of belongings over the Christmas Vacation: your accommodation will be used over the holidays – see Part 11 of the College Regulations for information about storage over the Christmas Vacation. You must vacate your room by 10am on Saturday 3 December.