The main college laundry is in the basement of 2 NB. Other laundries can be found at the Weston Buildings, in the Sacher Building and in Bodicote House. There is also a coin operated washer and dryer in Warham House for the use of Warham residents only. The main laundries are operated by means of a top-up card.
The laundries can be seen at Laundry View
A standard "eco" wash costs £1.80 and takes 40 minutes; a slightly longer, super-cycle, wash is available for £2.00. A full dry cycle then costs 60p for 50 minutes.
You will need to provide your own washing powder/liquid - gel tablets are the easiest to use, and are much more effective. There are several posters in the laundry explaining how the machines work, as well as the different cycles on offer. Please try and be prompt in collecting your laundry, as other people may need to use the machines, and your freshly washed clothes could end up on the floor!
If there are any problems with the College-side of (such as broken irons), please fill out a maintenance request. Doing so will help get them fixed a little quicker.
If there are problems with the washing machines or dryers, you can report a problem online at www.circuitgroup.com. The laundry number for the main laundry is 400498.
Major problems, particularly those involving either water or electricity, should be reported immediately to the Lodge - water and electricity don't mix!
You can always contain the JCR Housing & Facilities Officer, Nick Howley, with any problems and questions.
Topping up your card
- New students can get a laundry card from Joan Fraser (ground floor of 4 OB). You should look after this card, as any credit on it is non-refundable.
- Go to New College Laundry
- Purchase a code online using PayPal. You will be prompted to choose a laundry in which to activate your card - eg Bodicote or Main Laundry - so choose the room of your preference and follow the instruction to generate your new code. This code can only be activated using the top up unit in the room you nominated. Once topped up the card can be used in any machine in the College.
- Your card now has money stored on the chip
- Then use this card in the machines until it runs out
You can view the status of your washing, and get alerts when your cycles are complete, at Laundry View.
The College makes an annual subscription to the University's Pulse gym at the Iffley Road sports complex. The gym is free to use. You simply have to take your University Card and enquire at the reception desk about induction. There will be an extra charge if you wish to use the pool.
Post and messenger services
Each student has a mail box (often called a 'pidge') in the Post Room, which is located opposite the Porters' Lodge. This box is for external, messenger service and internal mail. You are required to empty your mail box on a regular basis. The College's postal address is New College, Oxford OX1 3BN. The only buildings to which Royal Mail will deliver directly to front doors are the Weston Buildings - the address is House Number, Weston Buildings, New College Sports Ground, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3TJ.
The Colleges operate a messenger service for mail within University departments and Colleges - students may send individual items to other Colleges and university departments free of charge via the Lodge. Bulk mailings are not accepted. Up to fours items may be sent in respect of recognised University Clubs.
Internal telephone system
There should be a telephone handset in each bedroom.
- Internal calls across the University network and throughout the Colleges can be made free of charge. Just dial the extension number (2xxxx, 3xxxx, 7xxxx or 8xxxx) without any prefix.
- Outgoing calls may be made using most telephone cards, including the University's phone card (£5 from the Porters Lodge)
- Freephone calls. You can call any 0800 number free of charge but you need to use a phone card to get an outisde line. Dial 9 for an outside line.
- Incoming calls. The telephone number for callers outside the University is 01865 279500. The number for accessing the student telephone network is: 01865 280000. This will be answered by an auto-attendant which will prompt the caller for your extension number. If the extension number isn't written on your handset dial 10888 and an automated system will inform it to you.
If you have a fault on your line, first try plugging an instrument which is known to be good into your telephone socket. If this proves that the line, rather than the telephone, is faulty, ask the porters to report the fault to University Telecomms on 88888.
If you need help, dial 88888. This will be answered by the University Telecomms Section Help Desk.