Oxford’s 38 colleges and six permanent private halls are both an integral
part of the collegiate University and also independent, self-governing
academic communities. Diverse in age, size and scope, all contribute significantly
to the core activities of the University: learning and teaching;
research; and wider engagement with society.
Learn more about the Conference of Colleges, its committees, and its relationship to the wider University of Oxford.
View details of the current officers of the Conference and its Secretariat.
View the termly calendar of meetings.
Detailed committee information is accessible to staff members of the University of Oxford and Colleges through your Single Sign-On.
The collegiate system is at the heart of the success of the University
of Oxford, giving students and academics the benefits of belonging to both
a large, internationally renowned institution and to a smaller, multidisciplinary,
academic college community. Colleges and halls enable leading academics
and students across subjects and year groups, and from different cultures
and countries, to come together and share ideas. Each college is
supported by its own team of staff working across an array of professional,
management, support, and technical roles.
Discover the work that Colleges do with partners in our local community. Access resources for engaging with the Colleges, learn about the University's work to reach out to students from state schools, and learn about opportunities to visit the Colleges throughout the year at University Open Days, Oxford Open Doors, and the National Gardens Scheme. College premises are also available to be hired for private meetings and events through Conference Oxford.Community engagement Visiting the Colleges