Christ's College Open Days

College Open Days in October, February, and September. We also run Christ's College events (in a different format) as part of the July Cambridge Open Days.

Four student helpers in third court


Coronavirus updates

Here is the current information about which forthcoming College Open Days will be online and which we will organise in person if we can.

  • 27 October 2021 Online Open Day (for students applying in October 2022) - this will be a College-specific online open day including subject meetings and will be during half term for most students in England. We don't expect that you will have chosen a College at this stage but it will be helpful to see what is offered academically and socially at College level as well as finding out more about making an application. Booking is open and you can click here to complete the 27 Oct booking form.

We do not want students missing school for the online open days - please see the booking form, once available, for more information (we run flexible online programmes as far as we can).


What is a College Open Day?

Our College Open Days offer opportunities to meet us, see the College and find out more when it suits you in the year preceding an application:

  • October - about a year before application
  • February - about 8 months before application
  • [July as part of the Cambridge Open Days]
  • September - just before application

Please see the Open Days and events page for forthcoming College Open Day dates.

For students at school in England, the October and February dates will be in "Year 12" and the September event will be in "Year 13". Of course, school years are called different things in different school systems and we also welcome students on a gap year, mature applicants etc. We therefore tend to describe the events in relation to when you would apply to Cambridge e.g. 'those applying in October 2021', 'those applying in October 2022'.


What happens in an online College Open Day? 

There is a pre-recorded talk that you watch in advance and then on the day we run live webinars and meetings in Zoom to allow you to meet students, academic staff and admissions staff and get your questions answered. After the event you will receive a detailed follow-up email with links for further research and temporary access to some session recordings in case there was something you were not able to attend live (we do not expect students to miss school to attend sessions).

The actual content is very similar to an in-person open day and we have had good feedback from previous participants on online events - obviously it would be better to do this in person, but for now please be reassured that there is a lot we can do to help online in the current circumstances.

College open days online so far have been/are September 2020, October 2020, February 2021 and September 2021. We also ran a similar programme during the July 2020 and 2021 University Open Days.


How do I request a place? 

Once booking has opened, there will be a booking form to complete on the open days and events page

At times when booking is not open yet, you can register your interest for future events:

If you register your interest for an event, this means that we will send you an email when we open booking.

Christ's students walking through Second Court

Details for in-person open days

We look forward to updating this information once in-person open days are possible again!

For the moment, we are only doing very small scale visits - we have started giving College Tours and it is also possible to visit the College in person with a self-guided tour. See Visiting Christ's for the detail.