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Freshers' Checklist

Watch this space as we update it with more information.


Our guide to the College, JCR, and tips for life at Univ and Oxford.

Stay tuned for 2024's edition.

Packing List

Household essentials:

  • Bedding: duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow case, fitted sheet (Most rooms will have single beds, but College will inform you if this isn't the case)

  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.

  • Towels

  • Hangers for shirts/coats

  • Laundry detergent


  • Bank cards (since COVID, many Oxford businesses take card only)

  • Cash

  • ID: passport, driving license, and/or PASS card (eg. Totum)

  • Medical details

  • Passport style photos


  • Laptop/computer and charger

  • Phone and charger

  • Extension cable

  • Ethernet cable (optional)


  • Casual clothes (It is worth considering what type of clothing you will need for each term. Michaelmas is during autumn and winter so clothes for colder weather would be useful)

  • Fancy dress (for BOPs)

  • Formal clothes (for Formal Hall and events like Balls) Academic:

  • Stationery: pens, correction fluid, etc.

  • Paper/Notepads

  • Folders (to store work)

  • Subject specific equipment: exam suitable calculator for STEM students, etc.


  • Some plates and bowls

  • Cutlery: fork, knife, spoon, etc.

  • Glasses/mugs

  • Tea towels and dishcloths

  • Kettle (note: some rooms and kitchens may already have kettles upon


  • Bottle opener

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