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"Ah, yes. There was an incident, wasn't there? Well, as this is the first time this has happened, I'll make it very clear that the college does not condone that sort of behavior."
Tolfdir[src]

Rejoining the College is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If the Dragonborn attacks any member of the College—be it a teacher or student—or gets caught stealing, they will receive this quest. At this point no member will speak to the Dragonborn and no further progression of the College quests may be made.

Background[edit | edit source]

I've been suspended from the College for my actions. I should speak with Tolfdir about having it lifted.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  1. Speak with Tolfdir
  2. Give Tolfdir 250 gold to lift your suspension (first suspension)
  3. Pay Tolfdir 500 gold to lift your suspension (second suspension)
  4. Pay Tolfdir 1000 gold to lift your suspension (third suspension)

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

The Dragonborn must speak to Tolfdir and pay the fine he demands. If it is the Dragonborn's first suspension the fine will be 250 Gold, the second suspension is 500 Gold, and the third and final allowed suspension is 1000 Gold. Once the fine has been paid, the Dragonborn will be readmitted into the College of Winterhold. This can happen even after the Dragonborn has become Arch-Mage.

It is very similar to the Dark Brotherhood quest "Honor Thy Family" in which the Dragonborn is suspended from the Dark Brotherhood.

Journal[edit | edit source]

Rejoining the College – MGRejoinQuest
ID Journal Entry
5 I've been suspended from the College for my actions. I should speak with Tolfdir about having it lifted.
  • Objective 5: Speak with Tolfdir
10 I've been suspended from the College for my actions, and will need to pay Tolfdir 250 gold in order to have it lifted.
  • Objective 10: Give Tolfdir 250 gold to lift your suspension
20 I've been suspended from the College for my actions, and will need to pay Tolfdir 500 gold in order to have it lifted.
  • Objective 20: Pay Tolfidr 500 gold to lift your suspension
30 I've been suspended from the College for my actions, and will need to pay Tolfdir 1000 gold in order to have it lifted.
  • Objective 30: Pay Tolfidr 1000 gold to lift your suspension
200 I have paid Tolfdir and my suspension from the College has been lifted.
  • Quest complete

Note: There are three instances of this quest being completed, once after every stage of paying for one's suspension.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If an apprentice of the College dies while following the Dragonborn, they are held responsible and this quest is automatically added to the journal.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Rejoining the College. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   There is a rare chance that getting killed will start this quest.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Sometimes, after paying Tolfdir, the quest won't be updated.
  •  PC   After using a command to create a clone of yourself, and then killing that clone, the quest will commence.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Sometimes, when entering the College, the Dragonborn will be attacked and not be able to pay Tolfdir.


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