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Fitzwilliam College accommodation - students chatting in the kitchen


Fitz is a really amazing community with lots of really interesting people. It’s such a diverse college and a great space to foster your creativity inside and outside your subject. It’s the perfect place to express yourself and be who you want to be.


Fitzwilliam College combines the best of Cambridge tradition with a forward-thinking approach, qualities which are 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. We are deeply proud of our history, and it continues to be reflected today in our diverse and talented student body.


Our students are guaranteed modern and high-quality College accommodation for the duration of their courses, never more than a five-minute walk from the main College site. The majority of our rooms are either semi or fully en suite, and all students have access to well-equipped kitchens, complete with hobs and ovens, but there is always the option to eat a delicious meal in our spacious and modern hall.


Our excellent facilities enable our students to throw themselves into their hobbies. They include:

  • music practice rooms
  • a fantastic auditorium
  • an art studio
  • a gym and squash courts on site
  • playing fields nearby

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 offers an informal space where students, staff, and teaching academics 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.

Location and student life

Fitzwilliam is a five-minute cycle ride away from the main University departments and facilities. The campus sits with a cluster of other Colleges, which results in a strong sense of community.

We are well-known for our friendly atmosphere and our students are fully engaged with student life, so the College has a strong reputation for music, drama, and sport.

Fitzwilliam College

Find out more

UCAS Campus Code 

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

Admissions Tutor

  • Dr Sara Owen (arts)
  • Dr Robert Abayasekara (sciences)

Senior Tutor
Dr Paul Chirico

Dr Miles Stopher - Acting Senior Tutor (until August 2024)

College Open Days 

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

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