It's our 60th anniversary - celebrate with us and get together with your Essex friends
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In 2024, we’re celebrating 60 years of making change happen. Join us for a trip down memory lane!
This August we’re welcoming alumni back to our Colchester Campus for a weekend of fun where you can reconnect with your classmates and friends, relive your student days, and even stay overnight in student accommodation!
You'll arrive at our Colchester Campus in the early afternoon, drop off your bags, collect your 60th anniversary goodie bag and then it's time to get stuck into our afternoon activities. In the early evening, we'll all come together for a drinks reception with a gorgeous view over the lake.
After the reception, you'll enjoy an alfresco barbeque before heading to the Students' Union bar to test your Essex knowledge in our special 60th anniversary quiz. The evening entertainment concludes with karaoke in the bar.
If you're staying overnight, you'll head back to either The Towers or South Courts. On the Sunday morning, you can grab breakfast at the Canteen and then drop off your key and grab a hot drink at our check-out morning. After that, there'll be optional morning activities if you're sticking around for the day.
How we use the data you provide
Your booking data will be shared with Event Essex who manages accommodation bookings at our Colchester campus during the university summer vacation.
To book as a group and be allocated the same flat, there are two options. One person can book on behalf of everyone and pay for the entire group, or individual bookings can be made referencing the names of those in your group. This will ensure you are all in the same accommodation.
If you wish to book for a group of more than 10 people, email us for instructions.
Two accommodation options are available to choose from as part of our overnight ticket packages.
Our iconic North Towers always have been and still are, the heart and soul of our Colchester Campus and a local landmark. The North Towers offers a great sense of community and social atmosphere just a two-minute walk to the centre of campus. Each tower is made up of flats to accommodate 14 to 16 people with shared facilities.
The second largest accommodation area on offer here at Essex. South Courts is near lots of green space and is a five-minute walk to the centre of campus. Each of the eight courts are arranged into en-suite flats with shared kitchens for four to fourteen students.
If you don't fancy reliving your student days in accommodation, you can book a day ticket and arrange your own accommodation. Wivenhoe House Hotel is located on our Colchester Campus and, as alumni, you can take advantage of a 15% discount and complimentary upgrade (subject to availability). Just quote 'alumni' when booking via telephone on 01206 863666.
If you’re interested in staying an extra night on Friday 16 or Sunday 18 August, you can make a booking directly through our accommodation office, Event Essex. When booking your tickets, select that you are interested in staying additional nights and we'll send you a booking link shortly.