Formal opening announced

Work at Cohen Quad is continuing apace and is on track to welcome the first cohort of students at the start of Michaelmas Term 2016 – just over five months away!

Meanwhile Exeter College’s Rector and Fellows are delighted to announce plans for a grand formal opening, which will take place over the weekend of 18-19 March 2017.

This event – exclusively for those who have supported Cohen Quad and the Exeter Excelling campaign – will be an opportunity to celebrate all that has been achieved through the generosity of Exeter’s donors over the last 10 years. The event will culminate on the evening of Sunday, 19 March with a celebration in the Sheldonian Theatre and a concert.


There is growing excitement as the College prepares to welcome its first students in Cohen Quad in October this year. There was a wonderful buzz among the student body when the housing ballot took place in Hilary Term and students received confirmation that they will have a place in Oxford’s newest student accommodation next academic year and learned which room will be theirs.

Once the students have settled into their accommodation there will be an array of events over the course of the year for all alumni, neighbours, students, fellows and others who are excited about Exeter’s “third quad”. So many people have been involved in bringing this project to fruition and we would like to thank you all and celebrate this new stage in Exeter’s history.