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Undergraduate Freshers

Welcome to our page for Keble’s undergraduate freshers. Here is where you will find the latest information on all things related to your arrival and first few weeks at the College.

We are working within the framework set out by the wider University for the coming academic year. If you need information on the general approach the University and colleges are taking, please visit the University website (above) first.

We at Keble are preparing for 2021-22 and we’re working hard to make sure that not only as many students as possible can be in residence, but also that the student experience in college is as good as it can be. We’re busy planning how to maintain the different aspects of college life, such as dining, socialising, cultural activities, and sport. Our services and facilities will be operating in line with government guidance and health advice. This is changing as the Covid-19 situation develops, and we will update our information and guidance as quickly as we can.

UPDATE: Please click here for the Induction Schedule. Note that it is provisional at this stage, and subject to change, but the bulk of it is now confirmed. Note that you are required to arrive on Monday 4th October, no later than 5pm.

As many of the welcome events will be held in the marquee you are advised to bring warm clothing(!)

We look forward to welcoming you for next term.


Dr Alisdair Rogers
Senior Tutor (

Vicky Archibald
Admissions (

Sinead Webster
Accommodation (

Trish Long
Welfare & Disability (

Documents and Resources

Student Contract (doc)
University Card form (pdf)
IT Information (doc)
IT Declaration (doc)
College doctor welcome and registration (doc)
College doctor health information (doc)
Immunisation letter (doc)
Financial Guide for Undergraduates (pdf)

Reading Lists – suggested reading for 2021 incoming undergraduate students.

JCR Freshers website – our JCR Freshers Committee have been busy planning their own Keble welcome for you all and you should visit their website for a student’s guide to Keble including advice on what to bring and how to get in touch before you arrive.

Introduction videos from the College Doctors, based at the Observatory Medical Practice, and the College Nurse.

The Bodleian Libraries welcome video – this is by way of a replacement for the face-to-face inductions they would usually coordinate.

UPDATE: Some libraries are now able to offer face-to-face tours! Bookings for these are now live via this page. Not all libraries are able to offer tours for various reasons, but I list below those who are:

Oxford Transition Support

➤Academic Gowns can be purchased from Shepherd & Woodward (pdf), The Varsity Shop (pdf) and Walters (pdf).

Blackwells bookshop flyer (pdf)

Information for International Students

If the country you are travelling from is on the ‘Amber’ list by the time you arrive to the UK, you will be able to quarantine in college. Currently, you will only be able to avoid quarantine on arrival from amber list countries if you have been fully vaccinated while previously in the UK within the past twelve months. Please be aware that this is also subject to exceptions and change. For the latest information, go to the UK Government website.

There are some details of how we will manage the isolation services that we offer that we are still working out. There will be more information and advice on these questions later in the summer which we will post on this page so you are advised to check back regularly. If you have any questions please contact

UPDATE: Please note that if you arrive at Keble and are required to ‘quarantine’ in your room, you should NOT LEAVE your room under any circumstances until your quarantine period is over. If you require any assistance you should call the Porter’s Lodge on 01865 272727 which is staffed 24 hours a day or email