JCR and MCR
At St Hilda's College, there are dedicated facilities for both undergraduate and graduate students, who are members of the JCR and MCR respectively.
Our priority in Michaelmas Term 2020 is to keep our community safe. The College bar and gym will therefore be closed for the remainder of the term.
The Junior Common Room (JCR) has two meanings - it is both a place that has a bar, lounge area with a television and selection of newspapers, and a buttery, and it is used as a term for all the undergraduates in College. In Michaelmas Term 2020, the bar had temporarily moved to a marquee on South Lawn. However, under current restrictions the bar will be closed until 2 December. The College gym will also be closed until then.
The JCR Committee represents the views and interests of undergraduates to the officers and decision-making bodies of the College, promotes the welfare of its members, and organises social activities. Find out more on the JCR website, the JCR Facebook page or in the Student Handbook.
Our graduate students are also welcome to use the JCR bar and lounge area. They are automatically members of the Middle Common Room (MCR), a term for both the graduate student body and the spacious meeting room on the main College site that is for their sole use. This is a pleasant environment for informal gatherings and social activities. The MCR is run by a committee of graduates elected every year, which represents their interests in practical ways. The committee organises a very active and varied social program of events in College, from brunches to film screenings. In addition to Dining Hall access throughout the year, MCR members are invited to a welcoming dinner with their College advisers in their first year. They also have the opportunity each year to attend a College dinner, to which they may invite their thesis supervisor or another academic guest. They can meet and mingle with the Fellows over refreshments at the MCR research event that is held each term. The MCR ensures that all graduates who want to pursue sport or other leisure activities at whatever level are able to enjoy the facilities they need. Find out more on the MCR Facebook page, or in the Student Handbook.
Please note that the JCR website will not necessarily represent the official views of the College.