Full board is not included in the Middlebury-CMRS fees.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the Dining Hall at Keble College each weekday during the ten-week university term, with brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner on three nights every week is ‘formal’ and members of college are required to wear academic gowns, which are supplied by Middlebury-CMRS. Out of term time special arrangements apply, but Middlebury-CMRS students will be welcome whenever meals are available.
Students swipe their Bodleian card and are billed monthly in arrears by Keble College for what they have eaten. Middlebury-CMRS will provide the first £75 of meals eaten at Keble. Students will be responsible for paying the remainder of their Keble bills.
Keble also boasts its own café which serves a variety of hot and cold drinks, soup, sandwiches, panini, biscuits, fruit and muffins, and is a delightful place to meet friends. Payment in café Keble may be by swipe card or in cash. There is also a café in the Keble HB Allen Graduate Centre.
Keble College advises that there is no fixed charge for meals, but the following should give you a good idea (prices quoted are correct at the time of publishing (Feb 2020) and are subject to change to reflect market costs:
- Breakfast items are priced individually, for example: Tea/Coffee .28p, Cereal .40p, Porridge .60p, Bacon .40p, Sausage .60p, Hash brown .39p, Egg .25p, Toast .20p, Croissant .50p, Jam .15p.
- Lunch has various options – a set main costs £4.00, and alternative choices usually include: Soup £1.00, Roll .25p, Jacket Potato.70p, Salad Box £2.25, Cold Meat £1.00, Sandwiches £1.50.
- Dinner can be informal or formal – Informal: dinner £4.00, dessert £1.00, and Formal Dinner is 3 courses for a fixed price of £8.00.
Please note: Due to Covid-19 there may be significant changes to the Keble meal service for 2021 and a likely increase of 5-10% for meal costs – full details will be confirmed prior to the start of the Autumn 2021 semester.
There are modern self-catering kitchen and dining facilities in St. Michael’s Hall for student use. An allowance of £60-100 per week should be adequate for self-catering.
If you plan to eat out regularly, the cost will be considerably higher!