During the month of September, many of our volunteer-led Alumni Groups hold parties for new students who have been given a place at Cambridge University.
Parties are held by both UK and international groups. The primary aim of the parties is to introduce new students to other new students. In addition to new students, the attendance of current First Year students is a great opportunity for experiences and knowledge of Cambridge University life today to be passed on. This experience may be a very different experience to what it was like for many of our Alumni Group members.
There is no standard format for the parties and it is entirely up to the Alumni Group to run and organise each event. The Cambridge Alumni Relations Office (CARO) will assist in passing on information to the colleges so that their new and current students can be invited to attend. Invitations are usually sent out alongside a students acceptance letter or with their student welcome packs.
Freshers' Party Feedback
Over the years we have received some great emails from students saying how helpful they have found these parties and how much they appreciated the opportunity to meet others who were coming up to Cambridge. We also find that the Alumni Groups who take part in running the Freshers' Parties also enjoy doing so.