New Students

University and College Registration

In order to complete your registration you will need to:

  • Complete the steps listed on the University's guide to registration
  • Attend Academic Registration and sign the college contract
  • Ensure your visa has been copied and recorded by the College (if applicable)
  • Attend Matriculation: Registration, Breakfast and Photographs
  • Attend Matriculation Ceremony   

Key Events

There are a number of University and College events for new students, detailed below. You can also download the full induction schedule here, or it can be found at the bottom of the page. 


Date & Time Event Location
Ongoing from arrival until Friday 6 October Academic Registration & Library Induction Meet at the Lodge
Thursday 5 October 9.30 -10.30 President's Welcome and College Induction Meeting Dining Hall
Tuesday 10 October 18.45 Friday 13 October 18.45 College Welcome Dinner Dining Hall
Saturday 14 October
9.00 onwards
Matriculation: Registration, Breakfast and Photographs Dining Hall
Saturday 14 October  11.45 Matriculation Ceremony Sheldonian Theatre


Date and Time Event Location
Ongoing from Arrival Register with College Doctor
(This is strongly recommended)
Banbury Road Medical Practice
Thursday 28 September 9.30-17.00 University Orientation Programme for European and International Students (Social Sciences Division except for MBA&MFE students) Exam Schools
Friday 29 September 9.30-17.00 University Orientation Programme for European and International Students (All other divisions) Exam Schools
Wednesday 4 October 10.00-11.00 OUSU Freshers' Fair Exam Schools (entry wristband will be in your pigeonhole in the Lodge from Monday 2nd October)

Academic Registration and Library Induction

You must attend one of the college academic registration and information sessions listed on the induction schedule available to download at the bottom of this page. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes. To ensure the sessions run smoothly please arrive promptly at the start time listed. We strongly recommend that you also attend a library induction session. 

These sessions will include a brief introduction to college life, the collection of your University card and a welcome pack. You will also be asked to sign the college contract, an example copy of which can be viewed below. 

Before you attend a session, please start the University registration process here, and ensure you have verified your details online. Once you have done this and attended a registration session, the college can complete your University enrolment.

International Students

If you are studying on a VISA, you must collect your permanent VISA/Biometric Residence Permit card and bring this, along with your passport, to the Academic Registration session. We cannot register or enrol you until you have had these documents checked and scanned. Please also ensure you have read and understood the requirements listed on the University's Visa obligations page.

You can find a guide to opening bank accounts in Oxford at the bottom of the page, and lots of useful information can be found on the College webpage for International Students


Matriculation is the ceremony that marks your formal admission to the University. It is a statutory requirement that all students must matriculate as members of the University at the beginning of their course. Those who have already matriculated but are starting a new course at Wolfson are invited to join in the photographic session. Dress code is Academic Dress and you should wear the advanced student gown. Please note that this ceremony is not open to the public. 

President's Welcome and College Induction Meeting

The President will welcome you all to the College, after which College Officers and students will provide some important information about Wolfson. This will be followed by a breakfast/brunch of pastries and hot drinks. The whole session lasts around one hour.

College Welcome Dinner

The College holds two welcome dinners for students starting new courses in 2017, at which they will meet their College Adviser. Each student is allocated a College Adviser who is a senior member of the College, and is available as an additional source of advice and help during your studies.

Please keep both dates listed free. At least a week before the dinners, you will receive an email providing you with the details of your College Adviser and inviting you to the dinner they will be attending. The dress code is smart-casual and you do not need to wear a gown.

Registering with the College Doctor

All new students are invited to register with Banbury Road Medical Centre just a 10-minute walk away from College. To register, complete the pre-registration form on their website

Register partners and each dependent separately and confirm your family status by email.

Current Oxford residents may remain with their current GP.

Residence Requirements

The University requires that graduates live within twenty five miles of Carfax (the centre of Oxford). To meet the residence requirement students must be in Oxford for at least 42 nights each term.

Dispensation may be granted in exceptional circumstances. If you believe you have reason to request dispensation you should contact

Information from the Freshers' Week Committee

The student led Freshers' Committee has put together an exciting and varied schedule of events to welcome you to College. Details will be available here soon!

My Wolfson

Lots of information about the College and student life in Oxford can be found on the 'My Wolfson' website.

Programme of Events 2017Download
Wolfson College Contract 2017Download
International Orientation Event 2017Download
Oxford Bank Guide 2017Download
Wolfson College Site PlanDownload
Central Oxford MapDownload
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