New College has an exciting and full roster of social activities to help you get the most out of your university experience. The social life at College ranges from informal and often spontaneous activities such as Touch Football on the Village Green or a game of 500 over coffee in the New College Cafe, to more organised events such as barbeques at the beach, ski trips and the College Ball. Many of these activities are co-ordinated by the elected social directors and are advertised widely in College. New College residents also produce an annual Play and a Revue that reflects on university life and current affairs in a humorous way.
Central to fostering relationships, connectedness and a sense of belonging is the unique College-room-groups’ structure. The rooms are generally arranged in groups of about nine men and nine women. Each group has an adjoining common room, kitchenette with a full size fridge and separate bathrooms for men and women.
Friends for Life
The student community revolves around social connectedness and close personal relationships, making New College a great place to live and study. New College is a great environment for beginning lifelong friendships.