Forgotten when brunch starts, or not sure about the dress code for formal? See our frequently asked questions below.
Breakfast: Mon - Fri, 8 - 9 am (Crypt Café)
Lunch: Mon - Fri, 12 - 1.45pm (Chapel Hall)
Dinner: Mon - Sat, 6 - 7pm (Chapel Hall / Crypt Café Wed & Fri)
Brunch: Sat, 12 - 1pm (Crypt Café)
Carvery Dinner: Sun, 5.30 - 7pm (Chapel Hall)
Formal Dinner: Wed and Fri* 7.30pm (Chapel Hall)
*'Formal Formal’: Fri of Weeks 2, 4 and 6.
Formal Hall (three courses) is served on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm). Dress code is smart casual, and gowns must be worn.
Formal Formal Hall (four courses) takes place on Friday of Weeks 2, 4 and 6 of term, with a dress code of black tie. Guests for these special events are limited to one per student.
Students are required to sign up for Formal Hall via the Intranet, stating clearly any dietary requirements and number of guests in the sections provided. Booking for Wednesday Formal Hall opens at 12pm on Fridays prior to the event. Friday Formal Hall booking is available from 12pm on Sundays prior to the event. Online reservation for the above dinners closes at 10am on the day prior to the event, after which time cancellation or changes are not possible.
Bottles of wine can be brought to these events for a corkage fee (a charge for bringing in your own bottle) of £5.00 for table wine and £6.00 for sparkling wine. For authorization please consult with a member of catering staff on the night. You can also purchase a bottle in the Crypt cafe upon arrival.
Attendees must queue up on the night on the lower ground floor of the Atrium. Noise must be kept to a minimum, particularly on Wednesday nights when Chapel services take place.
Large groups are advised to arrive early, as these events are free-seating. On special occasions a group booking can be made: please contact the Front of House Manager for more details.
Payment for all meals except Formal Hall can be charged to battels using your University Card. Formal Hall meals are automatically charged via the online booking system. A £1.00 charge to cover administrative costs will be made if a University Card is not presented when purchasing a meal on battels. Cash payment is also accepted in both the Chapel Hall and Crypt, while credit card payments can only be processed in the Crypt. For meal charges please refer to Fees and Charges.
Recycling bins can be found, along with general waste bins, in the lobby of each block (except Hands building) – these are emptied daily.
JCR / MCR / Crypt
All contain general waste & recycling bins and emptied daily.
Each kitchen has a bin for general waste and re-cycling waste. Our off-site houses also have food waste bins, which are emptied daily.
A list of all items for recycling is on all notice boards in all kitchens.
We have two British Heart Foundation collection point for any unwanted items. They can be found in the JCR (main college site) and the smaller common room (Ablethorpe site).
You should wear your gown to every formal hall in Mansfield unless you are told otherwise. You do not have to wear a gown for the JCR/ MCR /SCR dinner. Occasionally for MCR exchange dinners gowns will need to be worn on the away leg. You will need to wear your gown for matriculation and graduation with your sub-fusc. If you have your gown from your previous degree then you can wear it instead of the normal graduate gown, even during matriculation.
Sub fusc must be worn for matriculation, examinations and graduation and must be strictly adhered to.
Full academic dress (subfusc) consists of the appropriate gown (contact the Academic Administrator for further advice if uncertain) as well as:
1. One of:
- Dark suit with dark socks, or
- Dark skirt with black tights or stockings, or
- Dark trousers with dark socks
2. Dark coat if required
3. Black shoes
4. Plain white collared shirt or blouse
5. White bow tie, black bow tie, black full-length tie, or black ribbon.
Candidates serving in H.M. Forces are permitted to wear uniform together with a gown.
Sub Fusc at Graduation
Graduands must wear sub fusc when they attend their Degree Ceremony, which includes the following: a dark suit, dark socks and black shoes or boots, a plain white shirt and white collar, and white bow tie; or a white blouse, black tie, dark skirt or trousers, black stockings, black shoes or boots and, if desired, a dark coat, with cap/mortar board. Any candidates who are not dressed correctly will not be allowed to attend the ceremony, and will receive their degree in absentia. It is the responsibility of each candidate to hire the correct gown and hood. You should arrive at the ceremony wearing the gown appropriate to your present status (e.g. commoner's, scholar's, BA, senior student's) and change into the relevant degree gown during the ceremony. Candidates should order their gown well in advance of the ceremony, and must collect the gown and hood from the supplier before coming to College and take it with them to the Sheldonian. Candidates supplicating for the MA, who have already taken the BA, will need to hire a BA gown in addition to the MA gown. Candidates will then don the gown appropriate to their new status during the ceremony.
See the official University guidelines concerning sub-fusc here.
We are sorry that the College’s graduation ceremonies scheduled for July to August 2020 will not be able to go ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope all those who were due to graduate on these days are not too disappointed by the news.
The University has announced that students affected will be able to choose whether to have their degrees conferred in absentia or attend a degree ceremony at a later date. The details of this have yet to be determined, and may mean you do not have much choice over your ceremony date. We want to reassure you that, if you decide you want your degree conferred in person, we will do all we can to make sure you have the celebration you deserve.
Please visit the University’s website for the latest updates.