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Welcome to Cambridge!

If you’ve met the conditions of your offer and have a confirmed place at the University, congratulations! We look forward to your arrival in Cambridge. 

The information below should come in handy when you’re planning to join us in October. You can also find a range of advice and resources for new students on the Cambridge Students website. If you need to check term dates to help with your planning, you can find them here.

Arrival and registration

Your College will send you arrangements for your arrival in Cambridge. This will include registration and accommodation details. It’s also worth checking your College's website for information before you arrive.

If you have any queries, contact your College directly and they’ll be able to help.

Course information

Your Faculty or Department will usually send you information about your course. This will include any preparation that's needed before you join us. You can also check your Faculty or Department website for information for new students and contact them directly if you have any queries about your course, 

Before you arrive

University Alumni Groups around the world will be hosting online and in-person events for new students. These optional events are a great opportunity to hear from current and former students about their experiences of Cambridge. You'll also be able to meet other new starters before the beginning of term.

You can connect with other new students on social media. Check the social media account for your College and visit the Cambridge SU (Students' Union) website to connect with out clubs and societies.

The first few weeks

It’s common to feel a little nervous about starting University but try not to worry! There will be lots going on in your first few weeks to help you settle in to life at Cambridge.

Cambridge SU is always on hand to provide information and guidance for new students. They'll also be running events and activities to help you settle in, including a large Freshers' Fair on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October 2023.  

Your College and Faculty or Department will usually offer an induction programme in your first few days. This will cover key information such as finding your way around, and how to access facilities and resources.

Ongoing support

Throughout your time at Cambridge, you’ll have access to a wide range of support and help whenever you need it. You can start accessing many of these services even before you join us. Visit the websites below for more information: