Open Days and events

Current students waiting at the front gate

You can apply to study all Cambridge courses except Veterinary Medicine at Christ's.

We run a number of events through the year to give you a chance to see the College and facilities, and talk with our students, academics and admissions staff. Our next Open Days and events will take place on the following dates:
 

  • Wednesday 1 August 2018 - College tours - Booking is open
    If you have just completed Year 12, please see the Booking page for details and to reserve a ticket.
     
  • Wednesday 29 August 2018 - College tours - Booking is open
    If you have just completed Year 12, please see the Booking page for details and to reserve a ticket.
A student helper
  • Wednesday 26 September 2018 - Year 13 College Open Day 
    Christ's Year 13 open day for students applying in October 2018 (all subjects). International, mature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2018 are also welcome. 
    Booking will open in August 2018.
     
  • Wednesday 24 October 2018 - Year 12 College Open Day 
    Christ's College Year 12 open day for students applying in October 2019 (all subjects). International, mature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2019 are also welcome. 
    Booking will open in early September 2018.
     
  • Thursday 21 February 2019 - Year 12 College Open Day
    Christ's College Year 12 open day for students applying in October 2019 (all subjects). International, mature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2019 are also welcome. 
    Booking will open in January 2019.
Meeting with a Director of Studies

What happens on an open day? 

College Open Days include an opportunity to look around the College grounds and facilities, to learn more about applying for your subject, and to meet current students, academic staff and admissions staff. We usually start mid-morning with registration and refreshments, and finish mid-afternoon (so depending on your travel arrangements there may be some time for you to have a look around Cambridge as well). At the February, September and October open days, lunch is also included free of charge. 

Alternatively, at the Cambridge Open Days in July, all Colleges and University departments take part. Details of what is on at Christ's and how to book for all events (including those organised by University departments and faculties) are available on the Cambridge Open Days page

You may find the participants' comments and images from previous open days helpful.
 

How do I request a place? 

If you are interested in attending one of our open days, you will need to wait until booking opens and then complete an online booking request form (following the links for the relevant event above).

Visiting the Old Library

Can I bring parents / guardians or a friend with me?

We're sorry that the College doesn't have adequate space to allow parents and friends to attend the students' part of the College Open Days.  However, if they plan to come to Cambridge with you, they are welcome to visit the public areas of the College, and on some events we offer a short parents' programme (details will be sent after you have requested a place). 

At the July Cambridge Open Days, parents are welcome to attend all parts of the event. 
 

Travel information and maps

Showing visitors around the College grounds

What if I need accommodation? 

We welcome students who live a long way from Cambridge. If you will need accommodation the night before one of our open days, do email admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk after completing the booking request form, as we may be able to help you with this. 
 

What if I can't attend? 

Don't worry - although we offer the opportunity, we know that some of you live a very long way away and it's not always possible to attend an open day. There's certainly no requirement to do this before making an application to Christ's. Many students make a successful application without having visited in advance. Do read the admissions pages thoroughly and feel free to contact us if there are specific questions that you want to ask. 

If the dates of our events don't work for you but you will be in Cambridge another time, you may visit the College any time. Please see the page on visiting Christ's as a prospective student for details. 

 

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    "All of the current students were really friendly and approachable." 

    A Year 12 prospective student

    "I found the College tour particularly enjoyable because it gave us a real insight into college life. The Directors of Studies talks were also really useful because they told us what they are looking for and gave us more information about the courses which are unique to Cambridge."

    A Year 12 prospective student