The Lodge

The Lodge has a number of purposes, including: collecting and handing back bedroom and meeting room keys, collecting and posting mail, dealing with lost property, delivering academic work to College lecturers and Fellows, dealing with emergencies and reporting security issues.

Outside of the period 7.00 am to 6.00 pm from Monday to Friday, the Lodge is primarily concerned with issues of safety and security. They are able to get in touch with the appropriate staff, including the Junior Deans and emergency services.

An online system is in operation for booking sports and other facilities (Music House, squash courts, punts). Punting, as an activity, involves risks. Those taking out a punt need to be aware that they are taking on those risks and should exercise considerable care. Taking out a punt means that you are prepared to abide by the conditions of use.


If you live in College, the College will supply a mattress and all bedding. At the beginning of the year you will be asked to verify the inventory for the contents and condition of your room/flat using on online form. Any damages or losses will be recorded at the end of each term and, under the Residential Agreement, there will be charges for any loss or damage other than for fair wear and tear.

By partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider, we’ve arranged free contents insurance for all our students staying with us.

It is important all students confirm their cover to ensure you understand what is and isn’t covered. Plus you’ll also be entered into a prize draw, courtesy of Endsleigh!

Visit confirm your cover to see:

  • What is and what isn’t covered
  • Key exclusions – where cover isn’t provided
  • Policy excess – the amount you pay when you make a claim
  • How to make a claim
  • Personalise cover

We understand students have a limited budget so Endsleigh have launched brand new, unique student insurance options. They have been designed to cover the risks that you may encounter whilst living in student accommodation and away from home.

You can apply to stay in College during the vacations by returning and completing the appropriate form.


Our busy housekeeping team, known as ‘scouts’ (cleaners) take pride in making the St Catz look its best, cleaning rooms and communal areas around the College. You are permitted to place a Do Not Disturb notice on your door and place your waste bin outside of it, to restrict access until 11.00 am on days other than the pre-arranged cleaning day. Please only do this when absolutely necessary.

There is a self-service launderette in the College, payable using the Upay system, and ironing facilities are also available.

Maintenance and Repairs

If you have a maintenance requirement, please complete the Maintenance Request Form, below. If there is an urgent difficulty over the weekend, please report this to the Lodge.

Maintenance Request Form

Maintenance Request Form

Please use this form to submit a maintenance request to the college maintenance department.

If you have an I.T. related query please use the IT Support Request form.

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Hall and Bar

Meals in hall are paid for using your University Card, via the Upay system.

There is a self-service breakfast and lunch served every day, as well as the Buttery, open for a few hours in the mornings and afternoons serving light snacks and refreshments. In the evenings, Scaf (self-service dinner, light snacks and refreshments) is available, as well as a formal dinner in Hall with waiter and waitress service.

Meal times for 1st to 8th week are as follows:

Monday to Saturday, 08:15 – 08:45

Monday to Sunday, 12:45 – 13:30

Scaf  (though the servery) Monday to Friday, 18:00 – 18:45

Formal Dinner
Monday to Friday, 19:00 (booking required on
Saturday dinner (through the servery), 18:30 – 19:00

The bar is open Monday to Saturday 18:30 – 23:30 during term time.