Arrival Information for New Postgraduates

Please note: the information on this page is likely to be updated as the start of term approaches, so please ensure you check it regularly.

Travelling to Oxford: Guide for new International Students (updated)

Collecting Keys/Fobs:

Keys/Fobs to all Brasenose accommodation can be collected from the Porters’ Lodge at the entrance to the main site. Please note that you will need to make an appointment with the Lodge to collect your keys/fobs and mail, further information on how to do this will be emailed to you.  If you are living out, you should still collect a fob so that you can access College facilities such as the HCR and Library.

The address of the main site is Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford, OX1 4AJ. Radcliffe Square is closed to vehicles except for loading/unloading. If family/friends are bringing you by car, they can drive up to the barrier on Catte Street and wait while you collect your keys from the Lodge. Taxis will drop you off either at the Catte Street barrier, or by St Mary’s Church on High Street.

Your graduate accommodation will be located at a separate annexed site. The locations of the graduate annexes in relation to the main site are shown here. The map shows the routes by car from the Catte Street barrier to the annexe sites, via Oxford’s one-way system. A more direct route can be taken if walking.

The Porters’ Lodge is open 24 hours. The telephone number of the Porters’ Lodge is (+44) (0)1865 277830.

College Registration:

We will send you an email in September with details of how to register with the College, and how to collect your biometric residence card if required.

Meeting other students and Social Events:

Aneyn O’Grady, Freshers rep, and Jennifer Herrmann, the HCR President will be organising a number of events during Freshers Week. Once details have been confirmed, taking into account the need for social distancing, information will be updated here.

If you would like to get in touch with a member of the HCR please email: