We look forward to welcoming you back to Sidney to dine, stay, or hold a special event here. As a member of the alumni community, you are also able to access libraries and a huge wealth of academic journals and articles.

Dining rights and how to book

If you are a member of the College and either hold or are qualified for an MA, other Master's degree, or a higher degree from the University, you and up to two guests are welcome to dine at High Table three times a year on most Wednesday or Sunday evenings during full term. Six places are available for alumni and their guests on each of these evenings. Alumni may dine free of charge and guest meals are charged at £30.11. If you would like to drink wine with dinner there is a charge of £6.30pp, and drinks in the SCR are charged at a further £6.30pp. 

Please note that guests should be over-18. Current undergraduate and postgraduate students are not permitted to dine as guests at High Table unless in exceptional circumstances.

It is usual for members to wear academic gowns to dinner (a limited supply are available to borrow from the Porters' Lodge) but not necessary for guests unless they are members of the University. The dress code is smart.

For more information about alumni dining rights, to check availability, and reserve a space, please contact the Steward.

Bed and breakfast

Alumni are very welcome to book accommodation in College out of term time, subject to availability. We offer standard single rooms, en-suite single rooms, and en-suite twin rooms.

All bookings are managed by the Accommodation Office.

Please contact:

Email accommodation@sid.cam.ac.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 3 38866

Single room at Sidney
Events and weddings

Alumni are very welcome to hold their own events in College be it for a private party, dinner, or other special occasion, or business function. 

We are also always delighted to host the weddings of our members in Sidney Sussex Chapel and in the College's beautiful buildings and gardens. If you would like to find out more about getting married at Sidney please see our webpages: Getting married at Sidney

All bookings are managed by the Conference Office.

Please contact:

Email: conferences@sid.cam.ac.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 3 39703
Website: https://sid.cam.ac.uk/conferences-and-events 

The Richard Powell Library

You are welcome to use the library at Sidney at any time.

Please arrange your visit in advance with the Librarian. Discover more about Sidney library.

Sidney Library
The Muniment Room (archives and special collections)

The College's archives and special collections are housed in the Muniment Room, at the end of South Court nearest Garden Court. The collection contains some rare manuscripts and early printed books, which alumni are more than welcome to visit by prior arrangement with the Archivist (telephone: +44 (0) 1223 338824; email: archivist@sid.cam.ac.uk)

Online journal articles and resources

Everybody who has matriculated at the University receives lifelong access to JSTOR's huge wealth of journal articles and other academic materials.

For more information please consult the University's journals and online resources web page or follow the link to JSTOR.

The University Library reader’s card

All alumni can apply for a reader’s card to access the main University Library.

To find out more about using the UL and the application process for getting your reader’s card, please visit the University Library admissions web page. (The reader’s card is different from your CAMCard).

Cambridge University Library
Further University benefits

You are also eligible for a range of other benefits from the University of Cambridge, including Cam Cards and free access to online scholarship.