Punting is freely available to alumnae

Visiting St Hilda's

After graduation your relationship with St Hilda’s does not just stop; you are a member of our community for life. Alongside our regular communications and events, alumnae are welcome to return to College at any time to revisit favourite places and explore new developments. Just email the Development and Alumnae Office and one of the team will be delighted to take you for a coffee in the SCR and fill you in on the latest College news.


The battels paid as a student entitle alumnae to free, lifetime access to the College punts. These are available throughout the summer and can be taken out for up to two hours at a time, from 8am until 7pm.

Booking in advance is essential. To do so, you first need to register using the Booking Portal (top right of the page). Once you have registered, log on to the portal, select 'College Life’ at the top of the page, then select 'punting'.

A £10 deposit per punt is required. Your deposit will be returned when the punt keys are handed back to the Lodge.

When making your booking please read the Punting Rules which you must accept before you are able to book. If you do not intend to use your booking, please cancel it on the portal to release the punt for others to book.


We have preferential rates for alumnae accommodation in our new buildings, including some excellent dinner packages.

Visit the alumnae accommodation page to enquire.