In the hopes that dd gets her grades and goes to Oxford in the autumn, does anyone know when freshers start? I can see term dates on the university website, but do freshers go up a bit earlier? I’ve been invited to something in early October and want to know if I’ll be on taxi duty.
Freshers go up on different days according to college, at least in the central areas of Merton St, Turl St etc. If your DD is at a 'stand alone' college then check out the day of the week last year (probably the Sunday evening a week ahead of full term) and it's safe to assume that's the same day this year. UK Freshers go up anywhere between one week and four days ahead of full term.
Thanks. Not a central college. Full term starts on Sunday 7 October so I'm hoping that I'll be safe to accept an invitation on 5 October... but I feel too bashful/suspicious to actually check with the college.