The social life of students at Magdalen revolves around the Junior and Middle Common Rooms (JCR and MCR, respectively). Both Common Rooms have annually elected committees who represent the students at College level, organise entertainment and welfare events and help run student facilities.
The College has a fleet of 17 punts which are available for use from 1 May to mid-September. These are moored on the Cherwell opposite the Old Kitchen Bar terrace. Members pay a small annual charge for the use of these punts, £12.50 in 2015 (which can be opted-out on request).