For prospective students who can get to Cambridge, we're delighted to be able to offer an opportunity to visit, whether you walk around the College grounds in person or book onto our of our College tours or other events. We are also continuing our online webinars and other support for those students who are not able to get to Cambridge but would like to see our grounds and facilities.
If you're planning to visit ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó, please read the information below carefully to check the details work and avoid disappointment.
Visiting in person
We have four open days a year, all of which include in-person College tours
The Open Day tours are for students applying the following Sept/Oct and are led by current students. They last 20-25 mins and include accommodation rooms. Accompanying parents and guardians are also welcome.
To increase the opportunities, we also run a series of smaller-scale Student-led College tours on specific dates from late February to August for students who cannot attend on the Open Day dates. These student-to-student events are for prospective students only (sorry no parent /guardian places on these ones). These tours are also for students applying the following October. They last 40-45 minutes and show the grounds and main facilities but do not normally include accommodation rooms. Please see the link for forthcoming dates and booking.
|Self-guided visit to the grounds during opening times
Check opening dates & times
If you are visiting on a day when there's no Open Day or Student-led College tour, we invite you to walk through the grounds on a self-guided visit during our opening times, and we have a pdf for you to download with a map and details as you explore. This invitation is open to prospective students and offer holders and you can visit on your own or with up to two family members, friends or a teacher. Please read the self-guided visit page for details (please don't just turn up without looking at the information as it's best to check what's open when, plus there's an optional tour download).
Please be aware that self-guded entry is not available 24/7 - there are times and a small number of dates when the College will be closed (see the self-guided visit page for details) - for example it is normally closed between Christmas and the New Year.
|The College also organises a number of other events including our Medicine Taster Day, our Women in Economics and Women in Maths events, and our Taster Series in English, Natural Sciences (Biological) and History. These have eligibility criteria - do see the events page for details of further events coming up.
Even if you are able to visit in person we recommend also using the online resources below as well. In reality you'll actually see a lot more on our website and via the regular webinar.
If you can't visit in person, please don't be too disappointed. Every year many of our applicants apply from all over the world without ever having set foot in Cambridge. We try hard to make our website as helpful as possible so do use the resources below.
Regular Webinar January - mid-Sept
ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College: a look at the grounds and facilities
From January until mid-September we run a regular webinar for prospective students which talks you through the grounds and facilities at ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó, including accommodation. This is a virtual visit, and people who've attended so far have found it useful (especially if you live a long way away and cannot visit in person). Look out for it on the open days and events page - you'll need to book in advance.
We vary the time of day for these webinars to ensure that everyone can attend, so if the timing of a scheduled session does not suit you, if you wait there will be further versions scheduled at different times. We don't expect anyone to miss lessons or long-distance international students to attend in the middle of the night!
Look up ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College on the . This tour includes 360 degree photography, articles and films from Colleges and departments.
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Useful webpages include the College map and there are picture pages for First Court, Second Court, Third Court, New Court and the Fellows' Garden, as well as a section on ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó facilities including pages on the Hall, Canteen, Working Library, Old Library, Law Library, Porters' Lodge, Chapel, Theatre, Common Rooms, CafÃ© and Bar, Swimming Pool, Gym, Squash Court, Sports Fields, Boathouse, Function Room, OCR, and Plumb Auditorium. There are pages on accommodation and the laundry rooms, a page on the cats, and we also have a "made-from-home" film where our students talk about the College:
Things to look out for in ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó
- Hobson's Conduit
- Treasures in the Old Library
- The hidden swimming pool
- The Fellows' Garden
- Milton's Mulberry tree
- The College cats (Finch & Baines)
Our address is ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge CB2 3BU
If you use What3words you can find the entrance at
If you're hoping to stay overnight in Cambridge, you may find the practical info on our accommodation page helpful.