8.1 College Building
8.3 Room Bookings
8.5 Sports Facilities
8.6 Multifaith Room
8.7 Music Practice Room
During Michaelmas Term 2023, the College building will normally be open from 8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 10pm on weekends, excepting holiday closure periods. Opening hours for the remainder of the academic year will be communicated with students and listed on the Reuben website.
- Multifaith room
- Informal breakout spaces
- Games room (with pool table)
- Common Room
- Snug (quiet space)
- IT services
- Lecture room
- Post room
Spaces opening in 2024:
The Reuben Dining Hall is open for self-service lunches on weekdays, and twice-weekly dinners during term-time, excepting holidays and fixed closure dates.
- Lunch (self-service, cafeteria style) will be available between 12-2pm, Monday to Friday
- Dinners will be available when attending Dining with Dinosaurs (Tuesdays) and Formal Hall / International and Cultural Dinners (Thursdays)
There are no meals on weekends or Bank Holidays.
Please note that during Michaelmas term 2023, students will also have access to the Linacre College dining facilities. Meals can be paid for using your University card and will be added to your battels (see here). Details of the Linacre College meal service can be found here, although please note that the provision of meals may be subject to change.
Payment for lunchtime meals
Meals at Reuben College will be paid for via cashless payment methods (e.g., Apple Pay, debit card etc.).
Thursday night dinners
Each Thursday evening during term time there will be a sit-down formal meal in the Reuben Dining Hall. This will alternate between a traditional Formal Hall and International/Cultural themed celebrations. More details on these can be found here.
‘Dining with Dinosaurs’ Academic Seminars and Dinners
These meals are free of charge to Reuben students. Pre-booking is required, and students are expected to attend the prior lecture and engage in discussion over dinner. These dinners cannot be transferred to others or exchanged. Please note that although free of charge to Reuben students, to avoid waste, late cancellations and ‘no shows’ may be charged. Cancellations, menu changes and changes to dietary requirements cannot be made after the booking deadline. Learn more here.
The ground floor meeting room and first floor common room are available for students to book throughout the year. Please note that the common room will not be able to be booked on an exclusive basis and will remain open for access.
For details of these spaces, and instructions on how to book, please see the room bookings webpage. Please ensure you read the Room Booking Terms and Conditions and ensure that you comply with the college’s Freedom of Speech policy before making a booking.
Until January 2024, Reuben students have a right to use the bar at Linacre College on the same basis as Linacre College students. It is normally open from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm and from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm on weekdays, and 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm at weekends. The bar is “Members Only” with drinks charged via your University Card (i.e. the College will recharge purchases). Only at larger social events can non-members purchase drinks by debit/credit card.
The Reuben College bar will open in 2024.
University Sports Centre and clubs:
Reuben College has paid for gym, swim & track membership for all its students at the University’s sports centre (Iffley Road Sports Centre). Details on how to register will be communicated in newsletters and online. See here for facilities available.
For details of the huge variety of clubs and sports facilities available through the University, see here.
Reuben students have access in 2023-2024 to the Linacre College gym, subject to capacity. Please see here for details of inductions, facilities, and opening times.
College Sports Clubs:
The College supports students in a variety of sports and the College is growing its own teams. Students can be supported individually through health and wellbeing grants (see here) and the Bursar and GCR executive should be contacted regarding the setting up of new College clubs. For 2023-24 it has been agreed that Reuben students can continue to participate in Linacre College sports clubs, along with Linacre students. The exception to this is in rowing, where the College has established its own boat club.
From October 2023, Reuben has established an independent boat club. Details on participation and membership will be communicated regularly, and the club is open to all members irrespective of experience. The club is overseen by Reuben Fellow Stuart Wilkinson and students, including men’s and women’s boat club captains.
Our new multifaith prayer room is available for all members of the Reuben community (as well as guests and visitors of any faith or none) to use for private prayer, peaceful contemplation, meditation, and quiet time.
The room is open daily and has a maximum capacity of 3.
Please respect the guidance displayed in the room to ensure it remains a safe space for all who wish to use it. Until we install a 'do not disturb/vacant' sign, please make sure the blind is up and the door is left slightly open when free for others to use, for example when leaving the room.
An on-site music practice room will be available for use in 2024.
A limited number of small lockers are available on site. These can be hired annually for a deposit. Please speak to the Head Porter for details.