Cambridge University Freshers' Events

Cambridge University Freshers' Events

This event is in the past.

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Monday, 4 September 2017 to Thursday, 28 September 2017
Open to: 
University members

The 2017 Freshers' Events series has now ended. Next year's Freshers' Events will be published here in summer 2018.

What are Freshers' Events?

Around the world in August and September, Cambridge Alumni Groups will be 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 some friends before you arrive. 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' Event in London on Wednesday 13 September (undergraduates only), or in Cambridge (UK) on Thursday 28 September?

It couldn't be easier to contact any of the 460+ 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, by email or telephone +44 (0)1223 339968.

Schedule of events

Event Date
Surrey - Freshers' Event Monday, 17 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm BST
Kent - Freshers' Event Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST

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