Oxford Dictionary

Ball:
An Oxford Ball. Plenty of food, drink, music, and glamorous dresses though.

Bod:
abbreviation for the Bodleian Library.

Bops:
What happens when you have a bunch of students with nothing to do on a Saturday night, all the pubs have kicked you out and you have a basement available with a few disco lights and a sound system? That’s right. Expect sweatiness, cheap cocktails and your mates displaying their dubious taste in music behind the deck.

Cuppers:
Any official inter-collegiate competition.

Entz:
abbr. “entertainments”. Organised fun in college. The JCR has two officers to organise them.

Hilary:
Spring term.

JCR:
abbr. Junior Common Room.
A smaller version of a student union. Meetings are held three times in each term, and are open to all undergraduate members of college to go and discuss issues.

Matriculation:
Induction ceremony for new members of the University held in the Sheldonain Theatre. You turn up in sub fusc, get spoken at in Latin for a while, and then leave as a member of the University.

Michaelmas:
Autumn term.

Quads:
The different areas of college where you live and study. At St John’s these are: Front, North, Canterbury, Tommy White, Garden and Kendrew.