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Fitz dispels every myth you’ve heard about Cambridge. It’s a down-to-earth and welcoming College, full of friendly faces. What makes Fitz special is our sense of community; students have so many opportunities to get involved in College life.


Fitzwilliam College combines the best of Cambridge tradition with a friendly, forward-thinking approach, perfectly summed up by our motto: ‘the best of old and new’. We were founded in 1869 with an aim to broaden access to the University, a history that we are proud of and that is reflected in our diverse and talented student body.

Our students enjoy high quality college accommodation for the duration of their courses, never more than a five minute walk from the main College site. All students have access to well-equipped kitchens, complete with hobs and ovens, but they always have the option to eat a delicious meal in our spacious and modern hall. Our beautiful gardens are there for all - everyone can walk (or lounge!) on our grass, and an allotment provides fresh vegetables for our chefs. A lovely café provides an informal space where students, staff, and teaching Fellows can meet over coffee and homemade cake.

At the heart of the site is a Regency house, once home to Charles Darwin’s widow and the oldest building on the College site. Right next to this historical building, our library, barely a decade old, is open 24/7 and provides a welcoming place to study, with large windows overlooking the gardens.

Fitzwilliam students are fully engaged with student life, and as a result the College has a strong reputation for music, drama, and sport, and we also host a range of other student-led societies. Our excellent facilities enable our students to throw themselves into their hobbies, and include music practice rooms, an art studio, the University radio studio, a gym and squash courts on site, and playing fields nearby.

Come and see for yourself! Explore Fitzwilliam with our students on an open day, or get in touch to arrange a visit or ask any questions.


UCAS Campus Code 

Storey’s Way
01223 332030
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
440 undergraduates
c140 admitted each year
335 postgraduates

Admissions Tutor
Dr Sara Owen

Senior Tutor
Dr Paul Chirico

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days.