Cambridge University Freshers' Events

Cambridge University Freshers' Events

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China (Zhejiang) Freshers' Event

Thursday, 1 August 2019 to Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Open to: 
Graduate students

New students are invited to come to a relaxed and informal Freshers’ Event this summer, to help you prepare for university and make new friends before you arrive. Hear from current and former students about living and studying at Cambridge. Bring your questions and leave with information and advice from those who know what you are going through.

Schedule of events

Event Date
Kent - Freshers' Event Sunday, 22 September 2019 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Exeter - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 3.00pm to 5.00pm BST
Geneva - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm CEST
Madrid - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm CEST
Bristol - Freshers' Event Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm BST
Dorset - Freshers' Event Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm BST

Events map

Can't find an event near you?

If you are unable to attend a Freshers’ Event, or can’t find one near you, why not contact any of the 420+ Alumni Groups worldwide for information and advice? Or join a Cambridge Facebook group for new students, such as Cambridge University International Freshers 2019, run by Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU).

There will be lots of events for new students in Cambridge when you arrive, such as the Freshers Fair organised by CUSU. There is also an International Freshers Week organised by CUSU International (iCUSU), a branch of CUSU, offering various optional social activities for new international students who arrive in Cambridge early. These are in addition to events at your College.


Testimonials from last year's attendees

“It was great to meet not only the other students going to Cambridge but some alumni from college and hometown.” – Attendee, Perth event

“The hosts were exceptionally nice and well-prepared, and the event served its purpose well – I got to know fellow fresheres (sic) and feel more at ease about starting.” – Attendee, Poland event

“It was a great opportunity to get to know other Austrians starting at Cambridge and receive some useful tips before departure to the UK.” – Attendee, Austria event

“It made me less nervous about the prospect of knowing no one at university. I got to meet some people that are able to be familiar faces now I've arrived.” – Attendee, Surrey event.


Recent Freshers' Events 2019

New York City: hosted by New York City - Cantab NYC, on 25 July

Lagos: hosted by Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria, on 15 August

Portland, OR: hosted by Oregon - Oxford and Cambridge Society, on 15 August

Zhejiang: hosted by Oxbridge Jiangsu-Zhejiang Alumni Association, on 18 August

Perth: hosted by Cambridge University Society of Western Australia, on 22 August

Aarhus: hosted by Oxford and Cambridge Society of Denmark, on 25 August

Toronto: hosted by Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto, on 27 August

Kyiv: hosted by Cambridge Society of Ukraine, on 27 August 

Mexico City: hosted by Cambridge Alumni Mexico AC, on 29 August 

Rabat: hosted by Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Society of Morocco, on 31 August

Bangalore: hosted by Oxford and Cambridge Society of Bangalore, on 31 August

Bangkok: hosted by Cambridge Society Thailand, on 31 August

São Paulo: hosted by Cambridge University Brazilian Alumni - São Paulo, on 2 September

Athens: hosted by Hellenic Cambridge Alumni Association, on 3 September

Boston, MA: hosted by the Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England, on 5 September

Liverpool: hosted by the Cambridge Society of Liverpool, on 5 September

Berlin: hosted by the German Cambridge Society, on 5 September 

Moscow: hosted by Cambridge Alumni in Business, Russia, on 6 September 

Munich: hosted by Cambridge Alumni Munich, on 7 September 

London: hosted by Development and Alumni Relations and the Cambridge Society of London, on 11 September

Sheffield: hosted by the Cambridge Society of Sheffield, on 12 September

Paris: hosted by the Cambridge Society of Paris, on 16 September

Surrey: hosted by the Cambridge Society of Surrey, on 16 September

Newcastle: hosted by the Northumbrian Cambridge Association, on 16 September

Portland, ME: hosted by Maine Alumni Group, on 16 September

Leeds: hosted by the Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire, on 16 September

Manchester: hosted by Murray Edwards College and the Manchester Association for Camridge Alumni Women, on 16 September

Gloucestershire: hosted by Gloucestershire Cambridge Society, on 17 September

Edinburgh: hosted by the Cambridge Society of Edinburgh, on 17 September

Sussex: hosted by the Cambridge Society of Sussex, on 18 September