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.
- What is a College Open Day?
- What happens in the online / in-person parts of a College Open Day?
- How do I book a place?
- Details for in-person elements of open days
- What if I need accommodation?
For students applying in Oct 2024:
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
- book a place for October 2023 open day
- February - about 8 months before application
- register interest for Feb 24
- [July as part of the Cambridge Open Days]
- register interest for July 24
- September - just before application
- register interest for September 2024
Please see the Open Days and events page for forthcoming College Open Day dates.
For students at school in England and Wales, 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 2024', 'those applying in October 2025'.
Year 12 in England/Wales is equivalent to Year 13 in Northern Ireland, and S5 in Scotland.
What happens on a College Open Day?
Our College open days are online with an optional opportunity to visit the College. We find that this is the best way to make the sessions accessible to everyone, but also ensure that those who are able to meet us and see the College in person have the opportunity to do so.
For the online part, 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 receive a detailed follow-up email with links for further research, as well as 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).
On the in-person visit day we run College tours and an opportunity to meet students / admissions staff for those who would also like to visit the College.
We've now run quite a lot of online open days - our first was Sept 2020 and we've done 4 a year since then. We've had good feedback from participants so please don't be put off by the online parts if you would prefer in-person - there is a lot we can do to help online and it makes the event accessible to those who can't travel so far.
How do I book a place?
Booking is now open for both the September online and October hybrid open days.
At times when booking is not open yet, you can register your interest for future events:
- If you are applying in Oct 2024 (for Oct 25 or deferred Oct 26 entry), you can book on the October open day here.
Details for in-person elements of open days
Details will vary slightly depending on the event, but the main feature of the visit will be a College tour with one of our current students, showing you the grounds, facilities and normally one or more accommodation rooms too.
For your planning, you may like to check the travel info and maps: