All members of Trinity College, whether living in college accommodation or not, have access to a variety of high quality facilities.
The Sutro Room is available for drama, musical ensembles and other arts-based activities after teaching is finished. (In the day it is also used as one of our most popular seminar rooms).
The students’ spacious and atmospheric bar area, serving soft drinks (hot and cold) and snacks, as well as alcohol.
Trinitarians, of all faiths and none, are welcome to visit the Chapel, to attend its services or to use it for private prayer or quiet thought, or as a practice space for music. The Chapel houses the College’s grand piano and is the location for the termly President’s Concert.
Common Rooms for Undergraduates and Graduates
The phrase Junior Common Room (JCR) refers both to a room and to all undergraduates in the College as a group. The social centre for many undergraduates will be the JCR Common Room, a pleasant place with a TV, a pool table, and video games. Every undergraduate is automatically a member of the JCR and there are regular meetings where undergraduates can have a say in the College, or get really involved by being on the committee. The JCR Committee organises a parenting system for new arrivals, so that each first-year student has two undergraduates to turn to for help. Musical and social events take place in the atmospheric and spacious Beer Cellar. The phrase Middle Common Room (MCR) similarly refers both to a room and to all graduate students in the College as a group. Graduates have their own MCR lounge and kitchen facilities in Kettel Hall, an attractive 17th-century building on the main College site, overlooking Broad Street. There are also common room facilities in the Rawlinson Road and Woodstock Road graduate annexes in North Oxford. The MCR organises a great range of social events from pub trips to nights at the theatre, usually with several events a week. They also have joint events with other colleges to allow bigger events and to meet more postgraduates in a social setting, examples including hall swaps and college bar trips.
There is a smaller gym on the main site, and a larger gym (also used as a dance practice space) in our north Oxford Old Nunnery annexe.
On site there are two large kitchens, one for undergraduates and one for graduates. All our north Oxford annexes have their own kitchen facilities, shared between groups of students.
All students on the main site and in external properties have access to washing machines and tumble dryers, as well as communal airing and ironing facilities.
Our famous back lawns are much appreciated by all our students for both study in the day and relaxation in the evening.
Staffed 24 hours-a-day, 7days-a-week, by our very friendly porters. The lodge is the reception area where you collect mail, and also a good source of information about everything to do with life in Oxford.
Music practice room
We have a dedicated and soundproofed music practice room, with piano and drumkit. In addition, there are pianos which may also be used by all students in the Sutro Room and Chapel, and in our north Oxford Old Nunnery annexe.
We have a squash court on the main site, available free of charge to our students
Our new surgery has a waiting room and two confidential consultation rooms, for the GP and the College Nurse.