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Durham University

Hatfield College


Hatfield is a fully catered college, providing opportunity for all College members to dine together as a community in our magnificent dining hall.

Hatfield dining hall

Hatfield dining hall

During term time we offer breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday on a self-service basis, with the exception of formal dinners.

Hatfield students who live out are welcome to dine in College; all you need to do is to present your credit or debit card in the Dining Hall if you wish to purchase a meal from the servery (ie all meals except formal meals).

Formal dinner at Hatfield

Formal dinner at Hatfield

Formal dinners ('Formals') are held regularly throughout term times and are full of fun with all the ceremony of long tradition. Some of the traditions are unique to Hatfield such as 'spooning'.

Students wear gowns and senior College members sit on High Table.