IT Regulations

The College reserves the right to monitor (and restrict in some cases) the use of its network by any computer in order to detect potential misuse or breach of its IT regulations. This includes personally owned computers in public spaces and/or private rooms on all the College sites.

The College Rules for Computer Use are published on the College website:

These rules apply to all use of the computing and network equipment in all St Cross College buildings and they specify what is considered to be unacceptable behaviour and misuse, as well as what may infringe licence terms or may otherwise be illegal. Members of College should note that in addition to the IT Regulations for St Cross they are subject to the University’s rules governing the use of computers as given at the following webpages:

The online version of all the above documents should be considered the most up-to-date and authoritative.

The College provides internet access to all Members (who hold a current University Card) for academic purposes, free of charge, in all areas of the College, including student bedrooms, as well as the facility for wired access via Ethernet ports where appropriate.


We generally expect students to bring a suitable computer with them to College – software should be up to date with all security patches, etc installed. Please read the University's guide to IT equipment which should help you.
There are facilities available for black and white printing, copying and scanning. Printing is free for the first 200 sheets and then chargeable at 5p/black and white sheet and 25p/colour sheet. Any queries or problems with printing should first be brought to the attention of the College IT team at


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 access in College accommodation.