Freshers' Guide

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Welcome to New College. Congratulations on your results, and we look forward to you becoming a part of our College community in October! This guide is organised roughly chronologically taking you through the end of the summer, your first day, your first week, and then giving some general advice. We
What to Bring
General living: • Bedding (remember a duvet and pillows) If you need to borrow this, email the housing officer. • Towels • Toiletries • Hand sanitiser and face masks • Washing powder and stain remover • Coat-hangers • Laptop (and charger) • Clothes drying rack • Ethernet…
What work should I do beforehand?Your tutors should have got in touch to let you know what work they expect you to have done before you start, and you may have a reading list to work through. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard anything from them though; some tutors
Fresher’s Week
When You Get HereThe following page entails the provisional plan for your arrival. If anything important changes we will let you know. You can also check the New College Offer Holders web­ page ( for more up to date information. You’ll be arriving early
Life after Freshers’
WorkThere’s no denying that work is a big part of life at Oxford! You’ll note that it’s a bit differ­ent from school! Firstly, and most importantly, you will have tutorials (‘tutes’) a few times a week. These happen with your tutor, either individually or as part of a small
Most people don’t have access to kitchens in their first year, leaving the Hall kitchens as your main source of affordable cooked meals. Eating in Hall gives you the chance to catch up with friends in a friendly relaxed environment. Hall serves three meals a day, all to a high
LaundryThe College provides us with laundry facilities, located in the basement of Staircase 2 in New Buildings (2NB). You need to take your Bod Card in order to get into the staircase. There are washing machines, tumble dryers, irons, and drying racks. You’ll need to pro­vide your own laundry
IT and Computing
If you don’t have your own computer, there is a computer suite in 2NB. There are printers in the computer suite, library and JCR, which costs 7p/sheet to print, and a free scanning ser­ vice. The computer suite is open 24/7. If you ever have any problems with
University and College Life
When you get to Oxford, you’ll be inundated with offers of things to get involved with. There are soci­ eties, clubs and teams at both College and University level. Within College a huge variety of interests are catered for and within Oxford as a whole there’s a society for just