College access

College access

  • Ducks at Emmanuel College by Sir Cam
    College access with your CAMCard

Ducks at Emmanuel College by Sir Cam

The CAMCard enables you to enter the Colleges*, free of charge, when they are open to the general public, with up to three guests (one at St John's and Queens'). This includes King's College Chapel with up to two guests – please see the Chapel's website for opening hours and information about services.

Please note, to prevent the wider spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, each College has its own policy for visitor entry. We advice contacting the College(s) you would like to visit, prior to your trip to Cambridge.

Current College policies

  • Clare College is restricted to alumni due to ongoing building works.
  • Gonville and Caius is currently undergoing a refurbishment project; there may be occasions where access cannot be permitted due to health and safety reasons.
  • St Johns' and Jesus no access to the general public but alumini are welcome.
  • Corpus open to the general public and alumni
  • Kings and Kings Chapel: fully open, tickets need to booked via the Eventbrite page for the chapel. Free for all alumni and paid entry as normal. Alumni are able to bring up to two guests per CAMCard and they must enter via the front gate onn King's Parade. The Clare gate is now closed to visitors. The main gate will be staffed during visitor hours.
  • Peterhouse and Trinity not open to the public nor alumni
  • Newnham open to all alumni 

To plan your visit and find entrance information, please see each College's own website. Alternatively, you can view a full list of the Colleges, including their websites and contact details.

See the online map

If you are interested in visiting a particular College's grounds, you may wish to contact the College directly in advance of your visit to avoid possible disappointment, especially during exam term (the final term of the academic year). Please see current and forthcoming term dates for further information.

If you are planning a trip to Girton College and you will have more than four in your group, please contact alumni@girton.cam.ac.uk to check if there any restrictions.

Please note that entry fees may apply to visitors without CAMCards, including alumni who do not have theirs with them or where the number of guests in your party exceeds the number permitted by a particular College. The Colleges that currently charge for visitor entry are:

  • Clare College
  • Corpus Christi College
  • St John's College
  • King's College
  • Queens' College
  • Trinity College

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