Lodge & Porters

The Lodge is both the security and information hub of the College, monitoring alarms, safeguarding keys, receiving and sending mail, directing visitors and generally providing information. The Lodge can be contacted on E: lodge@univ.ox.ac.uk T: (0) 1865 276 602 or as extension 76602.

“The Lodge and the porters are what make College a home as opposed to a series of rooms.” – Hannah, Medicine

The Lodge is closed every day between 11pm and 7am
• In case of emergency call 999
• For non-emergency help contact Oxford University Security Services on (0) 1865 272 944
• The Lodge phone operates an automated service with a list of options; call (0) 1865 276 602

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 and and Lyra the cat. The Lodge can be reached on extension 76602.

In various combinations in the Lodge you will find: Head Porter Chris Davies, (Acting) Deputy Head Porter Aiden Gillett and Porters David Larner-Smith, Bernard Chylinski, Tim Mercer, Angie Carter (Stavertonia), Ali Chahine (weekend) and Tosin Aje (weekend).

“They’re basically the go-to people for solving immediate problems in College.” – Max, History

Storage during vacations

The Porters also arrange and manage storage during vacations. Those who wish to obtain storage in Oxford during vacations may refer to the following storage companies, or other storage companies of their choosing:

Kit Keeper
Student Storage Box
Storage Collect

Please note that these companies are not a recommendation from the College. The College has been contacted by them and accepts no responsibility for their performance. Junior members should investigate any company thoroughly to be confident of their reputation and to ensure that they fully understand the terms of business, including loss or damage.

Products and Merchandise

The Lodge sells a wide variety of products central to life as a Univ student; these include:

• Packing boxes
• Lanyards for Bod Cards
• Univ gifts and souvenirs

Contact Univ

If you have any questions or need more information, just ask: