Information for New Students

St Cross is an egalitarian college and, unlike undergraduate colleges, has a single Common Room for all members and no high table in the hall. This means that Senior and Junior members of the College regularly integrate. 

As President of Common Room I chair the monthly meetings of the Common Room Committee (CRC) and preside over the election of student officers. I am supported in my role by fellow senior members of the CRC, the Student President and members of the Student Representative Committee.

The CRC is committed to ensuring that the Common Room and the communal areas of the College are welcoming places for all members and arranges a number of events throughout the year. The CRC is proud to host the annual College Ball in June, which is organised by the Ball Committee.

If you are interested in getting involved in college activities and becoming a member of the CRC please contact me. Elections for positions on the Student Representative Committee are held at the end of Michaelmas term, to begin on 1st January each year, while elections for other posts are held later in the year. Further details will be sent out closer to the time.

With very best wishes,

Dr Francis Leneghan
President of Common Room 

Student Welfare

There are a variety of welfare resources availiable both in College and as part of the University's central services. The St Cross Welfare Reps can be contacted via at and .

Children of Members

You are welcome to bring children into the College, providing all children under 18 are accompanied by an adult. There is a high chair available for use at lunchtime. Please email, or contact the catering staff at for more details . Baby changing facilities can also be found on the ground floor in the disabled bathroom, adjacent to the Saugman Common Room.

Emergency Contact:

Porter's Lodge (open 9 am - 11.30 pm): 01865 (2)78490

Emergency Services (Ambulance, Thames Valley Police, Fire Brigade): 999

University Security Services: For Emergency - 01865 (2)89999; Non-Emergency - 01865 (2)72944


University Counselling Service:

This is a free service provided by the University for all students.

Contact details:

3 Worcester Street

+44 (0)1865 270300