New Alumni

Don't forget:

Stay in touch
To ensure that we can stay connected and that you receive information and updates in the coming months and years ahead, please complete the 'New alumni details form'.

Getting your deposit back
Please read and complete this form about returning your College fob to ensure that your battels deposit (£100) is returned to you.


Key information

Student Status & Preparing to Leave the University

All Junior Members are automatically members of Common Room with College student status while they retain student status in the University. This ceases on publication of your examination results, or on being granted Leave to Supplicate for a research degree.

To help prepare you for leaving the University, and to answer your questions about computer and IT access, degree certificates, library access and more, please visit the University pages. Important information about IT access and when this will expire is available here. If you are a PGT student who has been granted an extension for submission of a dissertation, and your deadline now occurs after the orginal expiry date of your University card, your card will have been extended to 30 September 2020 and you will have received an email to confirm this. If you have questions about the expiry date of your University card, and believe it will need extending to support you whilst you complete your studies, please contact  

We cannot extend access to your Oxford email address beyond your University card expiry date and the University currently does not offer an Email for Life. More details about email addresses for alumni can be found on the University Alumni website. 

Alumni Cards

All alumni can request an Alumni Card which gives you access to various benefits and offers. To request a card and find out more, please take a look at the University Alumni Office website. 

Degree ceremonies

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the University has taken the difficult decision to cancel all Degree Ceremonies scheduled to take place until at least March 2021. Students who had booked on to ceremonies taking place in February/March 2021 will be invited to future ceremonies when these become possible. There is no action required on your part, the University will contact you in due course. The timeline of these events is not yet confirmed, and will depend on a range of factors, including the ongoing situation with the pandemic. It is possible that it could take several years for all degrees to be conferred - and you are unlikely to have a choice in the date of your ceremony.

If you wish to have your degree conferred in absentia, please let us know by speaking to Sharon Durno ( If you had already arranged to graduate in absentia, no further action is needed on your part.

To make sure that we are able to stay in touch with you, please make sure that you have updated your contact details in the Student Self Service and completed the St Cross new alumni details form.

Library Services

Please make arrangements to return an library books that you have borrowed. Please call into College and leave your book in a sealed envelope marked for our Librarian, Philippa Taney, with the Porter. Your return will not be processed immediately so please do not be alarmed if it is still showing on your loans. Philippa will process these as soon as she is able. If you are not in Oxford, you can post your books back to College, for the attention of Philippa. 

Alumni Benefits

The Saugman Common Room
Become a member of common room

If you would like to continue to have access to College facilities and come in regularly for lunch, Special Dinners and Feasts, you might want to consider becoming a member of common room (MCR). A small deposit and a termly subscription fee applies. Fill in the form here to apply.

guest room
Visit and stay at St Cross

If you are returning to Oxford for a short stay or visit we would be delighted to welcome you back, once the College has re-opened to visitors and guests. We have guest accommodation that alumni can book at the members' rate. If you notify us prior to your visit, we can help you to arrange lunch in College, access to the College punt, and assist with booking meeting rooms. Please get in touch with to arrange your visit. Information on rooms can be found here.

Four Colleges Arch
Sharing your news and success

You may have noticed our Alumni shelves in the St Cross library - we are proud to celebrate publications from our alumni and share these with current students, so please let us know if you have published anything and our librarian can arrange for this to be stocked in the library.  We also love sharing your news - whether that be career successes, academic positions or prizes - through our website and publications. Should you have an event or project you would like us to help publicise, we would be delighted to help.


St Cross College has a vibrant alumni community of over 4,000 alumni around the world in more than 100 countries. Whether you are still identifying areas that might be of interest to you, or if you already have a particular career path in mind, your fellow St Crossers are here to assist you in your career journey. We have a number of alumni volunteers in a wide range of professional fields happy to support you and answer your questions.
Find out more on our dedicated careers page.