Cambridge University Freshers' Events

Cambridge University Freshers' Events

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Monday, 3 September 2018
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University members

Please see the Freshers' Events below for 2018. Keep checking back and new locations and dates will be added.

What are Freshers' Events?

Around the world in August and September, Cambridge Alumni Groups are hosting pre-arrival Freshers’ Events for new students coming to Cambridge this autumn.

These optional events are a great opportunity to prepare for university and make new friends before you arrive. At most events, there will be the chance to meet current students and alumni from whom you can get tips and advice for living and studying at Cambridge.

Testimonials from last year's attendees

“Speaking to the other Freshers reassured me that they were just normal people and that I did belong.”

“It definitely made me feel less nervous by showing that i still knew how to talk to new people and make friends.”

“It allowed me to see that my future peers were easy to talk to, from diverse backgrounds and open to meeting new people.”

 “[It] helped me to know what to expect from Freshers' week and supervisions as these were things I was worried about.”

“Highlighted that Cambridge is also a national and international community.”

“Had the chance to speak with current students and get my questions answered.”

“I now know more people at the University so settling in won't be as difficult.”

“It was really reassuring to meet lots of others in a very relaxed setting before I went. It made the whole process of starting at Cambridge a lot less daunting.”

 “Made me feel part of the Cambridge community before even arriving at the University.”

“I was […] given sufficient practical information about my course and life in Cambridge.”

 “I felt very welcome and excited to depart for England.”

“It's […] really useful to know students at Cambridge from my local area, as well as finding out a bit more about local alumni groups.”

“To be able to meet others beforehand, and actually discuss some of the problems/issues/worries with them, is so helpful and reassuring.”

Can't find an event near you?

New events are still being registered, so please check this page again soon for an event in your area. 

Why not go to another event, such as the Freshers' Events in London (undergraduates only) or Cambridge (UK) in September? Details for these events will be available on this page soon. 

It couldn't be easier to contact Alumni Groups worldwide for information and advice before you arrive and throughout your studies.

You can contact the University’s alumni team with any questions about Freshers’ Events or contacting alumni, by email or telephone +44 (0)1223 339968.

Schedule of events

Event Date
New China (Zhejiang) - Freshers' Event Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 1.00pm to 6.00pm CST
Updated Copenhagen - Freshers' Event Saturday, 1 September 2018 - 5.00pm to 11.00pm CEST
Updated Aarhus - Freshers' Event Saturday, 1 September 2018 - 5.00pm to 11.00pm CEST
Updated Sao Paulo - Freshers' Event Monday, 3 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 8.30pm -03
Updated Prague - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 5 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 10.00pm CEST
Updated Hamburg - Freshers' Event Friday, 7 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm CEST
Updated Poland - Freshers' Event Saturday, 8 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm CEST
New Macedonia - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 5.00pm to 7.00pm CEST
Updated Bulgaria - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm EEST
Updated London - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 9.30pm BST
Updated Cumbria - Freshers' Event Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 5.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Updated Sheffield - Freshers' Event Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 8.30pm BST
Boston - Freshers' Event Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm EDT
Updated Austria - Freshers' Event Friday, 14 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm CEST
Updated Leeds - Freshers' Event Monday, 17 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Updated Surrey - Freshers' Event Monday, 17 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm BST
Updated Geneva - Freshers' Event Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm CEST
Updated Paris - Freshers' Event Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm CEST
Updated New York - Freshers' Event Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 7.30pm EDT
New Munich - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm CEST
New Manchester - Freshers' Event Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 4.00pm to 6.00pm BST
Updated Greece - Freshers' event Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 8.00pm to 10.00pm EEST
Updated Dorset - Freshers' Event Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm BST
Updated Chester - Freshers' Event Saturday, 22 September 2018 - 1.00pm to 3.00pm BST
New Seattle - Freshers' Event Saturday, 22 September 2018 - 3.00pm to 5.00pm PDT
Updated Kent - Freshers' Event Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Updated York - Freshers' Event Monday, 24 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Updated Norfolk - Freshers' Event Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Updated Reading - Freshers' Event Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm BST

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