Why is our mascot a beaver?
One of the founders of St Anne’s College was married to a Canadian, and the beaver is the national animal of Canada.
You can read a bit more about the St Anne’s history in this booklet.
Who was Saint Anne?
How do I obtain my Bod Card?
How do I obtain my college fob?
How do I book a meal?
Log in to WebLearn and pick “Meal Booking…” on the right-hand panel.
You will end up on the Meal Booking home page, which shows all of the meals you can currently book for.
Make sure you have enough money on your Bod card: the cost of the formal will be deducted immediately.
Once you have signed up for a regular formal, you will have to book yourself onto a table. This is done on paper, on a seating plan which is hung next to the entrance of the Danson Room in Hartland House.
How do I pay for food and drinks/top up my Bod card?
Log in to WebLearn and pick “Meal Booking…” on the right-hand panel. On the Meal Booking home page, select “Top-Up Card”. Under Payment Description, select “Food Top Up” (for food in Hall and STACS) or “Bar Top Up” (for drinks at the bar). You can then pay with your debit or credit card.
Can I bring my partner/friend/child to a meal in hall?
For regular formals, you can bring a maximum of three guests, for whom you have to book places via WebLearn. For MCR dinners, you can bring one guest (booking through the WebLearn too).
There are some formals to which you can’t bring guests, such as the Graduate Freshers Formal and the Christmas Dinner.
College doesn’t allow children to attend formals.
How many guests can I bring to event X?
MCR Dinner: One guest.
Exchange dinners, Christmas formal, wine tastings: No guests.
MCR parties: Ask the Social Secretaries for permission.
How do I sign up to event X?
Where can I buy a bike?
How can we find out the prices of different formal dinners?
How do I cancel tickets for event X? / What is the cancellation policy?
How do I sign up to go punting?
Can I pass my ticket for event X on to somebody else?
How can I hold an event in the EPH Common Room?
What does an Exchange Dinner involve?
What are the Oxford dress codes?
Please note that at the wine tasting, no formal dress is required. (There’s no dress code at all really, but smart-casual is always a safe option.)
For events with ‘smart’ as a dress code, such as the graduate dinner, MCR dinners, and all other formal dinners at college, the general guide to dress is as follows:
Men: Typically wear a dark suit with a tie
Women: Cocktail dresses are very popular – save your ball gowns for ball season in Trinity term! 🙂
However, at formals you will not be turned away for dressing inappropriately; even so, people will usually make an effort to look their best (e.g. no jeans, no torn clothing, no sportswear).
Formal attire usually implies that one wear a gown and something smart underneath (see below). However, with very few exceptions, at St Anne’s you will not need to wear a gown to any event save your matriculation ceremony to which you MUST wear sub fusc. If you are invited to formal dinners at other colleges, you may be required to wear a gown; however, simply ask the person inviting you to advise you on the appropriate dress code for these
Black and White tie
These are the two most formal dress codes you will likely encounter at Oxford. However, aside from if you are feeling flush in Trinity ball season, and have friends who invite you to special and expensive dinners in other colleges, you will not need to wear this at St Anne’s.
Men: Dark suit/tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie (for black tie), white bow tie (for white tie)
Women: Ball gown/prom dress or other similar equivalent
Sub Fusc is worn at matriculation and exams. For the official description of the Sub Fusc, see the university website.
You should all have been given explanations about your matriculation ceremony and the sub fusc uniform by the college in the information packs you received when you arrived. However, if any of you are still unsure about it the attire is as follows:
Men: Dark closed shoes, black suit/tuxedo, white dress shirt, black tie/black bow tie/white bow tie, graduate gown, mortar board
Women: Dark smart shoes, Dark stockings, black skirt/trousers, white collared shirt, black ribbon tie thingamabob/ black tie, graduate gown, mortar board.
Please note that the university regulations for sub fusc are NOT actually gender specific and so you need not feel constrained to the gender binaries suggested by the above recommendations.
Sub fusc is required for your matriculation ceremony and all examinations you may take during your time at Oxford.
We hope this helps you navigate the at times unfamiliar, sometimes downright archaic, but usually fun dress codes and look forward to seeing you bedecked in all your finery in due course. (Written by Tim Abel, 10/15).
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