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Privileges

Visiting the College

All Caians no longer living in College are always welcome to visit with friends and family. If the College is closed to visitors, please report to the Porters to gain entrance. Caians who wish to bring groups of more than 5 people into College are asked to contact the Development Office in advance.

 

Dining

All those who have taken their MA or graduated with a PhD from Caius are welcome to dine in College at the Fellows’ table once a term during Full Term, at College expense. It is not possible to dine on Saturdays, as there is no High Table, or on days when there is a College function.

Dinner bookings should be made through the Development Office no later than three working days before you intend to dine. Unfortunately guests are not permitted, and a maximum of three alumni using their dining privileges are able to dine on any given night.

 

Staying in College

The College has a small number of single and twin guest rooms that are available for students’ guests and alumni. These are basic rooms, with a bathroom shared with students. Members of the Court of Benefactors are able to stay in Fellow’s guest rooms. For more information, and to book a guest room, please contact the Development Office.

 

College Punts

All Caians are welcome to use the College punt during the summer months. For more information, as well as booking, please contact the main Porters' Lodge on 01223 332400.

 

College Library

Caians are welcome to use the College Library for reading during office hours. If you wish to exercise your reading rights, please contact the Librarian.

 

Annual Gatherings

Caians are invited back to their first Annual Gathering about ten years after graduation and every eight to ten years thereafter, and every year from 50 years after graduation.

You can check here to see which Annual Gatherings have been scheduled for this year. Invitations are usually sent two months before the event. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office.

 

May Week Party

As many as we can accommodate of those who have made a gift to Caius during the previous year are invited to the College May Week Party, including a buffet luncheon, musical recitals and tea. Many guests go on to Caius Meadow later in the afternoon to cheer on the Caius boats in the May Bumps, hosted by the Caius Club. For more information, please visit the webpage for the May Week Party.
 

The Commemoration of Benefactors Service and Feast

In a memorandum, dated 6 November 1352, William Bateman states that the College hold a Service of Commemoration of Benefactors each year between 11 and 25 November. This service is the precursor to a grand feast in Hall, when a series of mouth-watering dishes from the College kitchens is accompanied by a selection of wines from the cellars and musical entertainment from members of the choir. Members of the Court of Benefactors are now invited to the Commemoration Service and Feast.

Please visit the webpage for the Commemoration Feast for more information.