2024 – Alumni Weekend at Hatfield College Durham

2024 Alumni Weekend at Hatfield College

Hatfielders old and young are invited to join us for the alumni weekend at Hatfield College, Durham

Alumni Weekend at Hatfield College – Friday 13 – Sunday 15 September 2024

Return to Durham for the weekend

The weekend will offer the opportunity to all Hatfielders to return to their beloved College for a weekend of celebration.

You are able to book to ensure the bed & breakfast accommodation of your choice in College. 

Single en-suite rooms; double or twin rooms in A & B stairs; and standard single rooms are available.

Outline plans of the Weekend

The weekend will include:

  • opportunity to catch up with fellow Hatfielders in the Hatfield Bar (Friday evening) with optional curry
  • a variety of sporting events – enjoy a game of croquet or get back on the river
  • the opportunity to stay in College again – perhaps in your old room – with rooms at special alumni rates for bed & breakfast
  • enjoy brunch in the College Dining Hall
  • plenty of time at your leisure to wander around Durham visiting your old haunts and
  • Dinner in the college Dining Hall (Saturday evening)

including Saturday evening Dinner in the College Dining Hall

Opportunity to enjoy the evening with other Hatfielders and friends, including:

  • a Four Course Dinner in Hall (book a table for you and your friends to sit together)
  • splendid Bar and College Songs
  • dress code: smart, but not black tie

Please also note that:

  • the vegetarian menu is available only if ordered in advance when booking
  • wine or soft drinks to accompany dinner are available to order in advance when booking

Outline schedule of events

The outline schedule is set out below. Further details will be confirmed nearer the time.

Friday – 6.30pm – Informal curry (Hatfield bar) (the curry is optional but pre-booking is required for the curry)

Saturday – 10am – Hatfield Association Annual General Meeting (College Chapel)

Saturday – 10am onwards – on the river/leisure time in Durham

Saturday – 6.30pm – Reunion Dinner (College Dining Hall) (pre-booking is required)

Sunday – 10am – Chapel Service (College Chapel)




Booking is open now

Booking is now open for meals and accomodation in College. Alumni events are popular so please book at an early stage to avoid disappointment.

You can book:

  • tickets for the Saturday evening Dinner in the College Dining Hall (Saturday 14 September 2024);
  • tickets for optional curry in the bar on Friday evening (Friday 13 September 2024); and
  • accommodation – bed & breakfast available in College.

You are able to book bed & breakfast accomodation of your choice in college. 

Single en-suite rooms; double or twin rooms in A & B stairs; and standard single rooms are available.

There are a limited number of double and twin rooms available which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. So please book at an early stage to avoid disappointment.

Please follow this link to the Durham University Colleges and Common Rooms event booking site.

You can also read: the Hatfield Association event booking terms and conditions

We look forward to seeing you back in College: Friday 13 – Sunday 15 September 2024.



Hatfield College is a vibrant and welcoming community to which each and every student, alongside other college members, belongs. Established in 1846, as the second college of Durham University, with the explicit purpose of being open to a wide range of students, we greatly value the rich diversity of our college members, who come from all sorts of backgrounds and places of origin, with all sorts of interests, experiences and views. We strive to ensure that all Hatfielders have the opportunities and encouragement to be the best they can be, reflecting the words of our motto, Vel Primus Vel Cum Primis.

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About the Hatfield Association – Once a Hatfielder, Always a Hatfielder


The Hatfield Association was established in 1946, at a time when the future of Hatfield College, Durham University was uncertain – this was the first time that Hatfielders came together and probably the finest proof of the legendary Hatfield spirit.

Our aim is to ensure we have a strong, active and engaged network of Hatfield alumni (graduates), to facilitate and build strong relationships with the College and to support its educational and welfare needs.

To this end the Hatfield Association plays an active role in: organising annual reunions, helping to connect members through regular updates and publications, offering career advice for students through a partnership with SHAPED, supporting the outreach programme for schools and playing an active role in all three common rooms.

Our membership consists of thousands of Hatfield graduates, but we are always keen to connect with more!

If you would like to read the latest version of our annual publication, the Hatfield Record, to receive updates about our work and invitations to events, then please register for access to this website using the form on our home page.

Vel Primus Vel Cum Primis since 1846