Formal Halls take place on each Tuesday and Thursday of full term and cost £9.50 for members of College and guests. Members may bring 2 guests per meal.
The MCR is allocated 15 tickets at each formal hall (15 on Tuesday and 15 on Thursday). These tickets are booked through the events system. Booking opens at midday two weeks before the dinner and closes on Sunday at MIDNIGHT the week before the dinner (that is, 10 days before the Tuesday dinner and 12 days before the Thursday dinner). This deadline is final and tickets cannot be booked through the MCR after this.
You can book up to 3 tickets through the events system and specify any special dietary requirements. The cost of these tickets will appear on your next college bill but will not count towards your minimum meals charge. If you prefer, you can buy tickets through hall using your uni card, which will count towards your minimum meals charge.
If you miss out on booking tickets through the MCR you can still buy them through hall as per normal. The tickets are available exactly one week before the dinner and for one day only (that is, if you want to book for NEXT Tuesday, you buy the tickets THIS Tuesday). You can get tickets at the following times:
Breakfast: 8am - 9am (25 tickets only on sale)
Lunch: 12pm - 1.30pm (25 extra tickets on sale)
Dinner: 6pm - 7pm (remainder of tickets on sale)
Once these deadlines have passed there is no other way to reserve tickets through the college or the MCR. If you are still looking for tickets after these dates you can look on the blackboard outside the Porters' Lodge to see if someone is selling them or on the Selwyn MCR Facebook page. Please do not contact the Secretary or catering as there is nothing we can do after the deadlines have passed.
Please remember that you and your guests need to wear formal attire to formal halls and that you will need to wear your gown (guests do not need to have a gown unless they are Selwyn students). Please also refrain from "pennying" food or wine as the coins get left behind in the dishes and glasses and then damage the dishwasher.
Please also remember that you are responsible for your guests.
Dinner begins at 7.30pm sharp. The bar is open before the dinner for wine sales. You can bring your own wine to the dinner but you must present it to the bar before the dinner to be stamped and to pay a corkage fee. There is no reserved seating so if you would like to sit with your friends it is suggested that you arrive early to line up outside hall.
If you have any further questions about booking formal hall tickets please contact the MCR Secretary (Rob Jones).
In the case that you cannot use the above hyperlinks, the Secretary's email is: mcr-secretary AT sel.cam.ac.uk.