IT Regulations

The St Cross IT regulations in the handbooks outline the rules for usage of computing and network equipment in all the places where St. Cross College provides computing facilities, network and/or Internet access. College members can access the University network using either

  • a College PC
  • a PC/laptop connected to the ethernet point available in their College room or
  • a laptop or other device connected to the wireless networks provided and/or maintained by the College.


Printing and photocopying at all College sites is charged at 5p/sheet (or side if printing double-sided). This will be charged to battels.

Colour printing is 25p per sheet/side where available. Scanning is free. Any queries or problems with printing should first be brought to the attention of the student IT assistants at

College PCs

The College PCs are connected to a central server that manages all the local workstations where the students can log in. If you want to use the computers, scanner or printers run by the College you must:

  1. Activate your University SSO (Single Sign On, also used for the University Nexus email system) account. You should normally receive an activation code for this, from It Services, the day after your University Card was issued. New students who have not received these details should first contact the IT Manager to see if their card had been issued. The IT Services Help Desk and the IT Manager could issue new activation codes if one was not received, was lost or had expired.
  2. Login directly on the College computers using your University SSO username and password.

N.B. Please do not try to save any data onto the local disk drive (C:\), but use the desktop or better the "My Documents" folder, storing files directly onto the College Student server. This allows you to use any PCs and still find your files. In addition, files stored on the server are backed up daily, so you could use this as a good means of keeping copies of your important work.


Two different, University-wide wireless networks are available throughout the St Cross main buildings, eduroam (a worldwide educational wireless network) and OWL (Oxford Wireless LAN). 

In order to access eduroam, you first need to register for a Remote Access account here: Instructions on how to access Eduroam are available on the IT Services website.


If you need assistance with your own PC/Laptop, please contact IT Services.

The Student IT Assistants can also help if you have problems with wifi/ethernet access in College accommodation.