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College open days

Cambridge students are admitted by Colleges, not departments (although the University, through the academic faculties/departments, determines course content and provides core teaching), and students are based in a College for day-to-day living.

College open days give you the opportunity to get a sense of what College life is like, and to pick up a wide range of useful information (College open days cover all courses offered by the College unless otherwise indicated). The Admissions Tutor will usually introduce the College and you’ll be shown round the grounds and facilities, probably by some of the students. Directors of Studies (who oversea students’ academic progress and welfare) will discuss in detail the University’s courses and the College supervision system, and outline any specific admissions requirements their College might have. Some Colleges may also provide lunch in the College hall or buttery.

Due to limits on numbers, you need to book a place to attend a College open day. Bookings are made with the individual Colleges.

Please note that visiting a particular College doesn’t commit you to applying to that College – you can attend whichever College open day is convenient for you and apply to any College (or make an open application) afterwards.

Open day bookings

Dates listed below are for information only – see the relevant College website for further information and updates. Open day bookings typically open approximately two months prior to the event. Links to booking forms will be added to this page as they become available.

2014 Open Day Booking Link
16 April Pembroke (Arts) Make a booking > >
17 April Pembroke (Sciences) FULLY BOOKED
17 April St Catharine's Make a booking > >
17 April Trinity Hall (Languages Study Skills and Open Day) Make a booking > >
26 April Christ's (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Clare (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Corpus Christi (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Downing (Mathematics) FULLY BOOKED
26 April Downing FULLY BOOKED
26 April Emmanuel (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Fitzwilliam (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Fitzwilliam (Sciences) Make a booking > >
26 April Girton (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April King's (Mathematics) Find out more > >
26 April Magdalene (Mathematics) Find out more > >
26 April Murray Edwards (Mathematics) Find out more > >
26 April Newnham (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Pembroke (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Pembroke (Music) Make a booking > >
26 April Peterhouse (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Robinson (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April St Catharine's (Mathematics) Find out more > >
26 April St Catharine's (Music) Find out more > >
26 April St John's (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Sidney Sussex (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
26 April Trinity Hall (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
3 May Churchill (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
3 May Gonville and Caius (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
3 May Homerton (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
3 May Jesus (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
3 May Queens' (Mathematics) Find out more > >
3 May Selwyn (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
3 May Sidney Sussex (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
3 May Trinity (Mathematics) Make a booking > >
16 June Downing (English, MML and Linguistics) Make a booking > >
23 June Girton (excluding Mathematics) Make a booking > >
23 June St John's Find out more > >
23 June Trinity (Arts) Make a booking > >
24 June Emmanuel (afternoon) Make a booking > >
24 June Trinity (Sciences) Make a booking > >
2 July Christ's Make a booking > >
2 July Corpus Christi Make a booking > >
2 July Magdalene Find out more > >
2 July Newnham Make a booking > >
2 July Pembroke (Law) Make a booking > >
2 July St Catharine's Make a booking > >
2 July Sidney Sussex Make a booking > >
3 July All Colleges will be taking part in the Cambridge Open Days. You will need to check the Open Days Programme carefully for opening times as access will not be permitted at any other time. Some Colleges (listed below) are also holding their own open days on these dates and you must book separately for these events. Find out more > >
3 July Churchill Find out more > >
3 July Clare Find out more > >
3 July Gonville and Caius Find out more > >
3 July Lucy Cavendish (morning)
(for women who will be 21 or over at age of entry to university)
Make a booking > >
3 July Magdalene Find out more > >
3 July Murray Edwards Find out more > >
3 July Pembroke (Arts) Make a booking > >
3 July Peterhouse Make a booking > >
3 July Queens' Find out more > >
3 July Robinson Make a booking > >
3 July Selwyn Find out more > >
3 July Sidney Sussex Make a booking> >
4 July All Colleges will be taking part in the Cambridge Open Days. You will need to check the Open Days Programme carefully for opening times as access will not be permitted at any other time. Some Colleges (listed below) are also holding their own open days on these dates and you must book separately for these events. Find out more > >
4 July Churchill Find out more > >
4 July Clare Find out more > >
4 July Gonville and Caius Find out more > >
4 July Homerton Make a booking > >
4 July Hughes Hall Find out more > >
4 July Magdalene Find out more > >
4 July Pembroke (Sciences) Make a booking > >
4 July Peterhouse Make a booking > >
4 July Queens' Find out more > >
4 July Robinson Make a booking > >
4 July Selwyn Make a booking > >
4 July Wolfson Find out more > >
5 July St Catharine's Make a booking > >
5 July St Edmund's Find out more > >
5 September Downing (all subjects except Education, HSPS, Medicine and Music) Make a booking > >
6 September Fitzwilliam Make a booking > >
6 September Murray Edwards Find out more > >
9 September Downing (all subjects except Theology and Music) Make a booking > >
9 September Homerton Make a booking > >
11 September Sidney Sussex Make a booking > >
13 September Corpus Christi Make a booking > >
13 September Newnham Find out more > >
13 September Peterhouse Make a booking > >
16 September King's Find out more > >
19 September Downing Find out more > >
19 September Trinity Hall Find out more > >
20 September Girton Find out more > >
20 September Pembroke (afternoon) Find out more > >
20 September Selwyn (afternoon) Make a booking > >
26 September Churchill Find out more > >
26 September Robinson (Q&A session) Find out more > >
27 September Clare Find out more > >
27 September Jesus Make a booking > >
30 September Christ's (Arts) Make a booking > >
1 October Emmanuel (afternoon) Find out more > >
2 October Christ's (Sciences) Make a booking > >