Last updated 11 May 2020
College Information & Policies
The St Cross College site, including libraries and common rooms, remain closed, with the Porter on duty usually the only staff member present. Only those students resident on the main site are able to access the College site. If, for whatever reason, you need to access the College, please contact the Lodge at +44 (0)1865 278 490 to discuss how this may be accommodated.
Most staff members are now working from home, but all staff are contactable by email; full contact details are available here. As a quick guide, the following staff members can be contacted to help current students with specific enquiries. If you are a prospective student, please see the University Guidance for applicants. St Cross Offer Holders will receive regular information from our Academic Office.
Welfare Support & Academic Questions - Sharon Durno - email@example.com
College Counsellor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Deans - email@example.com
SRC Welfare Reps - firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
College Accommodation & Facilities -
General Questions - Lara Summerhill - firstname.lastname@example.org
Repairs and Maintenance - email@example.com
IT Support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Library & Accessing Digital Resources - Philippa Taney - email@example.com
Financial Questions -
Hardship Fund Applications - Jocelyn Larsen - firstname.lastname@example.org
General College Finance Questions - Judith Ledger - email@example.com
Students who have vacated the College and who are not planning on returning will NOT be held to their tenancy agreements during Trinity Term, subject to the conditions below. It may take time to process refunds, but you will not need to apply separately to be reimbursed.
If any belongings were left in College accommodation and students vacated their rooms before 7 April 2020, these belongings will be left in rooms for the time being. We will arrange how to reunite you with them at a later date. If you have left and cleared your room, and are sure that you are not returning, please contact the accommodation office. If you have now moved out of Oxford, please update your student record with your current address.
Students who left after 7 April 2020 and are not planning on returning should have removed all their belongings. Failure to do so will be treated as a continuation of tenancy, and students in such circumstances will be liable for the payment of rental charges.
The University has launched an Emergency Assistance Fund for current students who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please see the St Cross Hardship Funding page for further information.
Stay in Touch
The Master and other members of staff will send out regular updates regarding the COVID-19 situation to all College members. We also invite you to follow the College on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional updates.
The College has set up nine geographically based WhatsApp groups to help College members stay connected, and more may be developed soon. We currently have groups for London, the UK (excluding London), USA West Coast, USA Midwest, USA South, USA North East, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and an additional group for current students living in Oxford. If you’d like to join one of these groups, send a WhatsApp message to +44 7964 920916 with your name and the group you’d like to join.