St John's College Oxford
Accommodation in College is managed by the Domestic Office.

Guidance on just about everything – including accommodation, electrical appliances, guest rooms, parking, computer rooms and meals battels – can be found in the Domestic Arrangements documents (Domestic Arrangements for Undergraduates and Domestic Arrangements for Graduates). On arrival in College, you will receive a Student Licence Agreement detailing the rental agreement between you and College for your room. This must be signed and returned to the Domestic Office as quickly as possible.

Information about the duties of the College cleaning staff is in the Cleaning Duties document.

The College's rents and charges are detailed in the Domestic Arrangements document. The University provides a list of rents  and other charges in each College for the current academic year, should you wish to compare rents in other colleges. For information on paying Battels and other costs see the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Some flats are available for students who are living full-time with a partner (i.e. both parties must live in the flat as their sole accommodation). Flats will be allocated by the Domestic Office to students in their first year but in subsequent years a ballot system is operated by the MCR Committee; this will be open to existing tenants and to those students who have been in single accommodation and who subsequently wish to move to a flat with a partner. Students with children/dependants will not be expected to enter the ballot system and will be guaranteed their accommodation for the first three years of their study.

Guest rooms
There are two twin-bedded guest rooms for the use of current students. These may be booked through the Porters' Lodge. Please note that it is not possible to accommodate children under 16 in these rooms.

The Domestic Office staff
Domestic Bursar: Professor Kate Doornik
Domestic Officers: Nadine Hainge (Mon, Tues & Thurs) and Mags Robertson

The Domestic Office oversees the following departments:

  • Cleaning, headed by Daniel Epih, Housekeeping Manager
  • Domestic Stores, headed by David Line, Domestic Stores Supervisor
  • Main Kitchen, headed by Leigh Ponting, Catering Manager
  • Buttery, headed by Paul Ashman, Steward of Hall
  • College Bar, headed by Yannick Joseph, Bar Manager