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Undergraduate Study

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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 helpful advice and resources for new students on the Cambridge Students website

It’s useful to check our term dates as early as possible – plan ahead with the University’s list of term dates.

Arrival and registration

Arrangements for your arrival in Cambridge will be sent to you by your College.  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

Information about your course will usually be sent to you by your Faculty or Department. This will include any preparation that's needed before you join us.

Department websites may also provide information for new students, so check online for more details. 

If you have any queries about your course, please contact the relevant Faculty or Department.

Before you arrive

This summer, University Alumni Groups will be hosting online and in-person Freshers' Events around the world for new students starting a course at Cambridge. These optional events are a great opportunity to hear from current and former students about their experiences of Cambridge and meet other new starters before the beginning of term.

You can also connect with other new students on social media – there’s lots of useful information about College social media accounts and connecting through clubs and societies on the Cambridge SU website.

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 (Students' Union) is always on hand to provide information and guidance for new undergraduates. They will also be running events and activities to help you settle in, including a large Freshers' Fair on 4 October 2022.  

The Colleges and faculties/departments usually offer an induction programme in the first few days of your arrival. This will cover key information such as finding your way around, how to access facilities and resources etc.

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: