For students starting at St Antony's in October 2012
We are delighted that you will soon be arriving to start your University of Oxford graduate course as a member of St Antony's College. Congratulations again on being admitted!
Registration starts from Monday of "0th" week. 0th (pronounced 'nor-th') week is the week preceding the first official week of term and starts on 1 October 2012. You need to be here for a College Registration session as well as other induction and welcome events taking place during this week.
You can arrive earlier if you have been told that you will need to attend a pre-sessional course. If you do plan to arrive in Oxford early, please note that you will not be able to access university libraries or other facilities until you are registered in 0th week.
Click on the link to find directions to St Antony's College. If you’ll be arriving at Heathrow Airport between 22 and 30 September, you may like to sign up for a free meet and greet service run by the University. The registration code is KA800065.
Above: St Antony's College from the main entrance on Woodstock Road. The College name on the door is very small and easy to miss - see close up below.
Above: Our front door. The small bronze plaque has the College name on it. The door is heavy, so push hard to get in!
When you do arrive (see pictures above), please report to the Lodge (Oxford terminology for a reception area) where one of our Porters will greet you (another Oxford term... Porters do a range of jobs covering reception and security duties, but they don’t carry bags like hotel porters do!) .
You can arrive at any time as the Lodge is manned 24 hours a day, but if it is very late, you may need to ring the bell. The phone number for the Lodge is the main College number: +44 (0)1865 284700.
If you have St Antony's College accommodation you can collect your keys from the Lodge. If you will be living in St Hilda’s College accommodation, you need to go to their Lodge for the keys (an email has been sent to all of these students by the Registrar with information).
Regardless of where you are living, you will be able to pick up your University card at our Lodge on or after Monday 24 September 2012. Your University card is used to access a range of places and facilities so please do your best not to lose it!
You will be able to sign up for a Registration session (see Welcome Week section) in the Lodge.
You will also be able to find your pigeonhole, a named slot where any post/mail for you will be placed.
You will be able to use the College’s internet facilities as soon as you arrive. You will have a leaflet in the envelope with your University card in that explains how to connect.
You will also be able to use the College dining hall, and you must take your University card or a credit/debit card with you as no cash is accepted. Information about putting credit onto your Upay account to pay for meals in hall using your University card is being sent to all new students.
You will not be able to start your academic work until you have attended a College Registration session. This session will also include obtaining access to the College Library.
Any international student with visa queries must address these to their Department, or to the University’s Student Information and Advisory Service. The College does not have trained visa advisers and we are not able to produce CAS numbers.
The GCR and College organise a range of events and activities during Welcome Week, which runs in 0th week (week starting 1 October). There are also other events before and after this time to help you settle in and start enjoying life in Oxford.
Download the timetable for Welcome Week (last updated 01.10.12 - note that the Boat Club meeting meets at 8pm in the Porter's Lodge, not in the College Bar)
Please note that some of the College events are compulsory. These are marked with a * next to the event name on the Welcome Week timetable.
During the compulsory College Registration session, you will receive a Welcome Pack with lots of useful information. We provide this in hard copy only so that you have the opportunity to digest everything in detail – we know how much paper you are likely to get in your first few weeks but please do make sure you read through what we provide! Don't forget that the Offer Pack you received with your College offer has a wealth of information about College life too.
We look forward to meeting you soon!