Academic Wing


Every years we help hundreds of students and members of our local and global community. Here are some of the department that will help you while at Wolfson.

Academic Office

The Academic Office is responsible for all aspects of student administration handled by the college. Learn more.

Accounts Office

The Accounts Office manage fees, funding, grants, battels, pay and refunds for the College community. Learn more.

Accommodation Office

The Accommodation Office allocates and administrates the College accommodation. Learn more.

Catering Office

The Catering Office is responsible for the food and drink in College. Learn more.

College IT

The IT Team is dedicated to keeping you connected, and committed to making your time at Wolfson productive. Learn more.

Housekeeping & Maintenance

The Housekeeping and Maintenance team are here to maintain the college facilities and help our members with any housekeeping and maintenance enquiry. Learn more.

The Lodge

The Lodge's receptionists are the first point of contact with Wolfson and the College remains open seven days a week. Learn more.

The Nursery

The Nursery provides a safe and stimulating educational environment in which children can develop their knowledge and skills. Learn more.


A minibus service runs for College members between the College and the city centre every 20 minutes in the early morning, early afternoon, late afternoon and early evenings on Mondays to Fridays. Learn more.

Latest Service Updates

Food and Drink

Takeaway service for residents

  • Lunch is available Mon-Fri 12:00 – 14:00 and brunch on Saturday 09:30 – 11:30. 
  • Please maintain two metre social distance at all times: be careful to respect the two-metre gap signs and keep appropirate social distance from staff. 

The Upper and Lower Common Rooms have been closed until further notice. The Café remains closed to all. 

Order and Collect

Residents can now purchase grocery items from our wholesaler through the College's catering office.

  • Complete the order form below and email it to by 11am Monday to Friday. 
  • Your orders should be ready for next day collection in Hall (during the lunch service). Orders placed on Friday will be available on Monday.
  • Orders are charged to your top-up account – make sure you have topped up before placing the order.
  • If your top-up funds are insufficient, your order will be cancelled, and you will need to resubmit your order the following day.
  • Home delivery is available for those that are self-isolating with symptoms in College. 

Food for residents in isolation 

For those who are self-isolating with symptoms and cannot leave their rooms, hot meals can be ordered.  We deliver at lunch time. Click here to book this service through the Gateway.

  • Order by 11am on the day you require the food (by 9am on Saturdays).
  • We will deliver it to your room (staff will knock and leave your food outside).
  • Given our limited staff numbers, please ony use this service if you are self-isolating.
  • We aim to meet dietary requirements as much as possible, however options are limited.

Hot lunch

One main hot dish
Two hot side dishes
One piece of fruit

£3.50 for students.  £7.00 for all others.

The Library

Nursery Opening
  • The safety of our nursery children, staff and parents is a top priority. We have therefore fully assessed the risks of opening the College nursery in the new COVID-19 era, and are determined to do all that we can to make the environment as safe as possible. Learn more.
The Minibus, Gym and Upper Common Room
  • The minibus stopped operating from 24 March 2020.
  • The Gym and Upper Common Room was closed on the 26 March. 
College IT
  • Wolfson’s IT Team has cancelled the IT Surgeries until further notice and will be dealing with most issues remotely.
  • Find out more about how to work remotely.
  • For any IT queries, please email or call 01865274121.

Housekeeping emails and requests are not currently being monitored so please contact the Lodge at if your request is urgent. 

Rubbish disposal
For those who are self-isolating with symptoms, we are able to provide a waste collection service by following the procedures below: 

  • Please notify the Home Bursar:
  • Waste should be double bagged. 
  • Bags should be labelled "Rubbish-Symptoms" and placed outside your room from 9.00am the following day after you have sent a housekeeping request. Monday to Friday only.
  • As we are extremely short staff we can only provide this service for people who are genuinely showing symptoms so please only request this service if absolutely necessary.

Cleaning materials
As many of you have requested to clean your own rooms, and we are short of staff, we have taken the decision to ask you to clean your own rooms so we can focus on cleaning the communal areas. Cleaning materials, including hoovers (which we can confirm are safe to use) will be left out for use. Please can we ask that you wipe down all equipment before and after use.

Safe use of sports facilities

The government has now permitted limited and controlled use of some sports facilities. Read more about safe use of sports facilities.

More Information
Other College Services and Departments.

The latest from Wolfson College

Aamer Sarfraz portrait photo
7 August 2020
Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords

Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.

George Smith portrait photo
5 August 2020
Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 2020

Balcony view from the Harbour lawn
8 July 2020
Refurbishment of the balcony

This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.

Our upcoming events

Parties and Dinners
12 - 12
Sep Sep
Degree Day
Saturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm

Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information. 

Lectures and Seminars
05 - 05
Nov Nov
Margaret Oliphant and Oxford
Thursday 5 November - 1:30pm

Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.