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We aim to return to our traditions and social dining as soon as it is safe to do so.  For now, as the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will be ensuring that our catering provision remains consistent with government guidelines and good safety practices, to offer the best we safely can to our students and staff. For the latest information please visit the Durham University Catering website.

Outside of pandemic conditions, our usual dining arrangements are as follows:

Trevelyan is a fully catered College. This means that you are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during term time. Meals are served in the Dining Hall and usually last between 90 minutes and two hours to provide flexibility. For additional flexibility, you can use your lunch allowance at a number of cafes on campus.

We have small shared kitchens on our landings so you can prepare food for yourself if you wish. These kitchens are equipped with all the essentials, including kettles, fridges, freezers, and microwaves.

Trevelyan hosts regular formal dinners, or 'formals', three-course dinners held in our Dining Hall. Formals are held every two weeks during term time, with special formals in celebration of events such as Christmas, Diwali, and Burns Night. Each of the Durham Colleges has its own formal traditions of which they are proud. Trevelyan is a gowned College that, among its many traditions, starts formal dinners with a toast to the College and a silent grace.

Our catering options are flexible, and we can accommodate most dietary restrictions, allergies, and intolerances. Whether you are a resident on a catering package or a liver out attending a formal dinner please just let us know and we will be happy to discuss your dietary requirements with you.