Alumni Benefits

Johnians are welcome to enter the College free of charge during visitor opening times (see, accompanied by a maximum of two guests. Please bring your CAMCard as proof that you are an alumnus/na. Please be aware that the College is sometimes closed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

A room in Third Court


If you would like to book College accommodation, please contact the Accommodation and Bookings Office (01223 338691). Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot be accommodated in College. Rooms can be booked for a maximum of three consecutive nights. All rooms are subject to availability. Rooms are unavailable during the Christmas vacation period.



The Combination Room

Dining privileges

Johnians of six years' standing are welcome to dine in College at the Fellows’ Table up to three times per year at College expense, except on Saturdays or on dates when there is a College function. It is also not possible to dine during August.

Accommodation at College expense is available on the night you dine, if a guest room is available.

Dinner bookings should be made through the Assistant to the Fellows' Steward on 01223 338686 or by email at a minimum of 7 days before you wish to dine.

Further information on dining privileges, including timings, dress code, and bringing guests to dine in College, can be found here




Due to limited space, we are unable to offer car parking to Johnians, unless they have booked a guest room in College or parking has been provided for a specific event. When parking is available, it is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Vehicles are left at the owners' risk.

Public parking is available nearby Park Street, as well as on Castle Hill and at the Grand Arcade. Cambridge is served by a number of Park & Ride services.


The Bridge of Sighs


From July to September, Johnians are welcome to use the College punts. Punts cost £10 per hour, and are available on a first come, first served basis from the Cripps Porters’ Lodge. Pre-booking is not possible.

Subject to availability, College punts can be hired from March if they are on the water. Punts cost £10 per hour and  it is not possible to pre-book them.



St John's College Chapel


Johnians are always very welcome to attend College Chapel Services. During Full Term, Choral Evensong takes place at 6.30pm every day, and there is a sung service at 10.30am on Sunday. Details may be found on the Chapel webpages.


St John's College reserves the right to modify or withdraw its alumni benefits at any time without prior notification.

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