The term-time menu for the Dining Hall is updated weekly. Find more information including this week's menu on the College portal.

Formal dinners take place during term time. Details can be found on the College portal.

Opening hours

Dining Hall Opening Hours (Term Time Only)
MealMonday to FridaySaturdaySundayOther
Breakfast8am to 10am
Brunch11am to 1pm
Lunch12pm to 2pm
Dinner5.30pm to 7.30pm5.30pm to 7.30pm
Formal Hall7.30pm

Note that times are occasionally subject to change, and we will notify customers if that happens.

Christmas Dinning

Catering credit

Your compulsory catering credit is returned to you as meal credits. You can carry over credits from term to term but not to the following academic year.

You can sell or transfer meal credits during the Easter vacation and Trinity Term to other St Hilda's students. Any unused credits will be lost at the end of July each year.

Please note: meal credits are not refundable.

Compulsory credit charges (2023/24)

Costs per term for compulsory catering credit charges, which you can redeem against meals, are as follows:

  • Undergraduates living in college accommodation - £150 per term
  • Graduates and undergraduates living out in privately owned properties - £50 per term

You can buy more meal credits if you need them via UPay.

Our cashless card system (UPay)

Use your University card (Bod card) to pay for food and drink in the Dining Hall.

Money must be credited to the card prior to use, which you can do online via UPay. You can use the site to check your balance and usage history, see offers and promotions, and book Formal Hall and subject dinners. You can also check your balance on tills in the Dining Hall.

We will have emailed you to register and create your UPay account. Simply follow the link which will take you to the University Single Sign On, enter your details and accept the terms and conditions.

You can top up your UPay card online (minimum £20).

Buy meal credits via UPay