Welcome to Cambridge events

Welcome to Cambridge events

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Monday, 1 August 2016 to Friday, 30 September 2016
Open to: 
University members

What are Welcome to Cambridge events?

If you’re a new student coming to the University of Cambridge this autumn you’re probably feeling excited, nervous and have lots of questions.

Get answers, tips and advice by speaking to current students and alumni at one of the pre-arrival ‘Welcome to Cambridge’ events taking place around the world in August and September. Hosted by Cambridge alumni groups, these events are a great opportunity to prepare yourself for university and make some friends before you arrive.

Testimonials from last year's attendees

“Thank you for organising the event, I really enjoyed it.” – Surrey event attendee


“Talking with my upcoming peers was wonderful and very reassuring.” – Mumbai event attendee


“It definitely made me feel a lot more at ease about starting the University the following week.” – Birmingham event attendee


“Thank you so much for providing me with an opportunity to attend the evening. I had a lovely time and I feel better prepared for university life as a result of it.” – London event attendee


“The alumni provided useful tips to ensure that I will have as smooth a transition as possible coming to Cambridge from overseas.” – San Diego event attendee


“Everyone was extremely welcoming and friendly and I came away feeling even more excited about going to Cambridge!” – Dorset event attendee


“Met new and interesting people. A pleasant introduction to the University.” – Cambridge event attendee


“The alumni gave useful advice about joining lots of societies and getting involved with student life.” – Geneva event attendee


“I was able to get great tips from alumni regarding life around Cambridge in general (not just studies-wise), which was great.” – São Paulo event attendee


“Nice to meet people from the local area who are going to Cambridge.” – Kent event attendee


“The event provided me with the opportunity to mingle with freshers from around the world.” – Cambridge event attendee


“Meeting other alumni was great because they had plenty of tips for us – whether about moving out or life after Cambridge.” – Paris event attendee


“The current student shared lots of useful tips very clearly, and hearing some of the alumni's stories of Cambridge in the 60s was hilarious!” – Dorset event attendee


“I made lots of friends, some of whom I'm still in touch with!” – Birmingham event attendee


“Thanks to meeting these people I was not alone on my flight and we even shared a cab to our colleges.” – Madrid event attendee


“It was a really nice event and the alumni hosting it were very friendly. I received a lot of useful advice! ” – Dorset event attendee


“Definitely a fan of these events, thanks for running one!” – London event attendee


“It was good talking to the second year students, just to settle queries about just how intense the work is and what to expect from day-to-day living at Cambridge.” – Surrey event attendee


“I am less worried about meeting new people and making new friends because everyone was friendly.” – Cambridge event attendee


“It allowed me to meet a few other people who will be starting at Cambridge at the same time as me, so making me more confident about beginning the course.” – Chester event attendee


“It was very kind of the host to allow us to meet in her house and they were very hospitable and friendly.” – Oxford event attendee


“It was great to meet other students and talk about going to Cambridge.” – Norfolk event attendee


“It was a warm and welcoming atmosphere.” – Paris event attendee


“Really nice evening, everyone very friendly and whole thing much less formal than I was expecting (which was good!).” – Surrey event attendee


“It is reassuring to know that I won't be going to a place full of strangers, thanks to this event.” – London event attendee

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. 

Come along to another event, such as the Cambridge Welcome Event on Tuesday 29 September. 

You can contact any of the 450 alumni groups across the world with your questions via the online search facility.

You can also email the University's alumni relations team for help.

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