You should find in your Freshers’ Pack a lot of relevant information, but you can also find a bit about your first week here.
International students may like to arrive in college from Saturday 22nd September (although we suggest you arrive as close to Friday 28th September as possible), while home students may arrive in college on Friday 28th September (preferably between 8am and 3pm as events for Freshers begin early in the evening). Freshers’ events will continue to run until 7th October, although teaching officially starts on Thursday 4th October. Sometimes there will be events which run at the same time – provided they’re not essential, it is up to you to choose which one you prefer – just ask any of us if you need advice. You should arrive in the Cripps’ Car Park (just off Northampton Street by St John’s Chophouse) if you are able to quickly drop your luggage off. If it will take longer, you should go to the Playing Fields’ Car Park. Before unloading, you should register in the Palmerston Room in the Fisher Building in the Cripps-side of college where you can register, officially “matriculate” (join the college) and collect useful goodies such as log in details, an ethernet cable etc. You should then check your pigeon hole for any mail near the Main Gate and then proceed to the JCR (located in Second Court) where there will be food, drink and some fun activities (aka Mario Kart) where you can meet Freshers who have arrived at a similar time and ask the JCR any questions. There will also be the opportunity for early comers to go punting with a few others!
Below are two useful pages on the Freshers’ site – the first is advice on what you should bring to college and the second is some information on what the rooms are like.