Arriving in Oxford

Finding Us

If you are arriving from the airport (Gatwick or Heathrow) or London there are direct buses to Oxford that will drop you off at the bus station (Gloucester Green), which is approximately a 20 minute walk to Kellogg; timetables and fare information can be found on the airline page of the Oxford Bus Company website.

If you are arriving into Oxford by train, the train station is approximately a 30 minute walk to Kellogg. You can check train timetables and book tickets via National Rail Enquiries. A number of local buses pick up and drop off at the station, timetables can be found on the Oxford Bus Company website. You can also get a Taxi from the train station, fares will vary.

Arriving by car

Students may not park any vehicle on College property, at any time.

When do I need to arrive in Oxford?

Your Department/Faculty will have given you information about when you will need to be in Oxford to start your studies. Most programmes run compulsory induction events in the first week and it is important that you are in Oxford in time to take part in these. Many pre-sessional courses (e.g. English courses at the University Language Centre) and Freshers’ activities take place outside of official term dates. Michaelmas Term (MT17) starts on 8th October 2017. Dates of Full Term are available here.

When can I move in to my accommodation?

Please check your tenancy agreement for the start and end dates of your accommodation contract. Tenancies for those living in College-owned accommodation commence on 18 September 2017 and run to 31 July 2018.

Does the College have any compulsory Freshers’ events and activities?

There are no compulsory Freshers’ events run by the College however, you will receive an invitation to attend an Induction and Coming Up dinner and you are strongly advised to attend as you willl find out valuable information about College life and Oxford – and have an oppurtinity to meet other students. This year the Coming Up dinners are on Friday 29 September and Monday 2 October so look out for booking details.

The College runs a series of welcome events for new students which are a great way to meet new people and find out more about the College and life in Oxford. ‘Welcome Weeks’ 2017 runs from 18th September to 8th October and most events are open to new and returning students unless stated otherwise. Click to see the Welcome Weeks 2017 Timetable. We hope you are able to come along and enjoy many of these events.

There is a ‘Welcome Drinks’ event each term for all students, particularly those starting their studies in Hilary or Trinity Term.

Please note: while there are no compulsory Freshers’ events this does NOT include the Matriculation Ceremony. Further information can be found on the Ceremonies page here.

When do I get my log on credentials?

Your log on credentials are known as Single Sign-On (SSO)

The Oxford University Single Sign-On (SSO) is used to access many web-based services at Oxford.

New students will be sent their SSO credentials once they have completed and returned the University Card Form to Examination Schools. The University Card Form will be issued to you by Department /Faculty. It takes a minimum of 3 days from receiving the Card Form for the credentials to be set up and once this has happened you should receive an email.

If you are already a student or staff member at the University then you will need to contact our IT Officer in order to receive your SSO credentials. Please contact Gabriele Del Monte at

When can I collect my University Card?

You can collect your University Card from the Academic Office at College once your University registration has been completed.

See here for further information on completing registration.

University Cards may be collected from 1st September 2017 and the Academic Office is open on weekdays from 09:00-12:45 and 13:45-17:00.

Students studying at Oxford on a Tier 4 visa will need to present their passport and biometric residence permit to the Academic Office to be scanned. We will not be able to issue you with your University Card until this step is completed. Further information on your obligations as a Tier 4 Student visa holder can be found here.