Alumni Benefits

As a lifelong member of Homerton and the University of Cambridge, you are entitled to a number of alumni benefits.

Benefits provided by Homerton College

Publications

As a Homertonian, you will receive a hardcopy of the annual Homertonian magazine, the Annual Review and regular e-newsletters. You can also read these publications online.

Dining

Alumni are welcome to dine in Hall for lunch at their own expense (no prior notice is necessary). Please be aware that you will need to pay in cash for your meal. You are also very welcome to enjoy a drink or food in the Griffin Buttery and Bar.

Alumni are also welcome to dine at Formal Halls at Homerton where space permits. If you would like to dine, please contact the Development Office (alumni@homerton.cam.ac.uk or 01223 747066); price for alumni is currently £18.50, with non-alumni guests costing £22.50.  Formal Halls are on Tuesdays; if you wish to attend, please let us know by the preceding Wednesday. 

On occasions, alumni will be invited to dine at High Table; these occasions will be advertised in advance.    

Staying at Homerton

Alumni of Homerton are able to book accommodation at the College at a special alumni rate. In order to book a room, please email alumni@homerton.cam.ac.uk. The bedrooms available are single, en-suite student rooms.

Outside of term time, rooms are usually available for alumni. During term, we cannot guarantee a room will be available, as the needs of our current students must take priority. However, if you enquire 10 days to a week in advance regarding rooms during term time, we should be able to advise you on availability. Unfortunately, during term time, we cannot accept bookings further in advance.

Visiting the grounds

Alumni are always welcome to visit the grounds of Homerton College. If you would like to have a picnic in the grounds or to take engagement photographs, please contact the Development Office so they can help you organise your visit. Please email alumni@homerton.cam.ac.uk three working days in advance of your visit.

College Library 

Alumni may use the College Library for reading purposes (we regret that at present it is not possible for alumni to borrow items). If you wish to use the Library, please notify the Librarian in advance (library@homerton.cam.ac.uk).

MA

If you hold a Cambridge BA, you may proceed to the MA not less than six years from the end of your first term of residence, providing that you have held your BA degree for at least two years. The College will contact you approximately two months before you become eligible. You may then register to receive your MA degree in person or in absence. The Tutorial Office organise the MA ceremony and the Development Office organise the MA lunch. Please ensure your contact details are up to date with the Development Office so you receive your official invitation.

Benefits provided by the University of Cambridge

The University Alumni Relations Office can provide you with a CAMCard which grants privileges and discounts to alumni when visiting Cambridge.  The card provides membership to The University Centre and entitles you to discounts from Cambridge University Press, local hotels, restaurants and more.

The CAMCard also entitles you and up to three guests free entrance to all Colleges when they are open to the general public. Please note that fewer guests are permitted at King's and St John's (two guests with the CAMCard holder) and Queens' (one guest only). 

If you don't currently have a CAMCard and you'd like one, you can request one online.

Alumni can also sign up for cantab.net, the University's email for life service.