New College is renowned for its friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The College is probably most famous for its beautiful gardens, which make for a particularly pleasant environment to study in.
Hall provides three meals a day for all students and the cost of all meals is heavily subsidised by the college. Formal Hall is a more formal dining experience and is held three times a week, where students have a sit down three-course meal in gowns for the same price as evening meal normally would be.
College provides accommodation for all years, except third years who live out of college accommodation. However, there are some rooms available for third years to remain living within college if they want to. The rent for most rooms in college is the same price, and 90% of all the rooms are en-suite. Most rooms do not have kitchen facilities due to the fact College provides three meals a day.
New College has a huge number of societies and usually do very well in inter-college sporting events throughout the year. In addition, the JCR body is relatively active in terms of holding fortnightly meetings and the JCR room itself is a great social space where all undergraduates can relax and have fun together.
New College has a fantastic welfare system with dedicated members of staff within the college who look after the welfare of all the students. In addition, we have two student representatives (usually second years) as a more direct point of contact for undergraduates who have any concerns related to welfare.
College bops are fancy dress parties which are held every two weeks during term. These are usually held within college and are immense fun! Also, the college bar is newly refurbished and provides a great space for socialising both in the daytime and in the evening.
New College is a great place to discover who you are. Everyone is caring, kind, and genuinely interested in the person into whom you will no doubt blossom during your time there.
My favourite thing about New College is the cafe/bar area which is at the heart of college. The board games are great fun, and the coffee isn't too bad either!
New College is an extremely friendly and welcoming environment to be living and studying in. Everybody gets along and there are always people around to do things with.
You might also want to take a look at the official college website.