This page is part of the offer-holders section for students who have been offered an undergraduate place at Christ's College.

 Updates for 2023 entry
  • Any updates will be given here as we approach October 2023.
  • Some of you may be interested in attending regional pre-Cambridge events, which take place in different parts of the UK and internationally. There will be info about the events here from mid August.


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The date of arrival for most undergraduates in October 2023 will be Saturday 30 September 2023. All new students must normally arrive by 1pm that day. If this will be difficult for you because of travel distance it is normally possible to arrive the day before, so long as you seek permission from the Tutorial Office in advance (from 1 July onwards, students who have had their place confirmed may contact if this is relevant).

Freshers from outside Britain

If you are from outside Britain you can arrive from Saturday 23 September 2023* at the earliest and must be in College by 1pm on Saturday 30 September. From 1 July onwards, students who have had their place confirmed are asked to inform the Tutorial Office by emailing once you know your exact arrival date. Many thanks!

*Please note that if you arrive before Saturday 30 September, you may not be able to go straight into the room you will have for the term. In some cases we may need to accommodate you in a temporary room initially.

Practical information about joining Christ's

All the practical information about joining Christ's will be sent to to you by our tutorial team in September before you start, and this includes details about arriving in Cambridge and the first week. 

The pack of information will include a map and directions to the College, together with instructions about what to do when you get here. You should be aware that the traffic in and around Cambridge will be extremely heavy and much patience is required. Several hundred other students also will be trying to get into their colleges through streets which were laid out in medieval times!

Freshers Fair
  Christ's Freshers' Fair

For non-UK students, there will be some social events organised by Christ's International Student Reps and Cambridge Students' Union, for non-UK students who arrive early. But all of these events are entirely optional, and you don’t need to arrive early to attend them unless you want to. You won’t be disadvantaged in any way if you miss them.

Lectures start on Thursday 5 October 2023.

If you have questions about accommodation, please see the offer holders' accommodation page.


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