“The Lodge and the porters are what make College a home as opposed to a series of rooms.” – Hannah, Medicine
The porters are a crucial part of College life – combining the expert knowledge of a concierge with the practical knowhow needed to help students, both new and returning, through their time at Univ. Lost keys – a rite of passage for most students – can be dealt with easily, as can directions to the furthest flung corners of College, or information on local transport and amenities. When the porters aren’t effortlessly combining the roles of custodian, oracle and all-seeing eye they also look after Percy the Univ tortoise. The Lodge can be reached on extension 76602.
The Lodge sells a wide variety of products central to life as a Univ student - these include:
• Bike Lights
• Bike Locks
• Packing Boxes
• Lanyards for ‘Bod’ Cards
• Univ Gifts and Souvenirs
The Porters also arrange and manage storage during vacations and students with bikes can also make use of the Bob’s Bikes cycle marking scheme via the intranet here.
“They’re basically the go-to people for solving immediate problems in College.” – Max, History
The main gate closes at 10pm (9pm on Friday and Saturday) and both the main gate and one of the gates in Merton Street are fitted with electronic locks. The codes are changed regularly and can be obtained from the duty porter.
The code must not be made available to non-members of the College and great care should be taken not to allow anyone else in through the gates when you pass through as this can lead to serious safety and security implications.