New Undergraduates starting in Michaelmas Term 2021

We look forward to welcoming you to Downing in October!

Essential information relating to living and studying at Downing as a new student will be published here in the next few weeks.  

In late August 2021, you will receive by email an invitation to complete your Student Registration with the University of Cambridge and also to complete a Downing College accommodation form.

Undergraduate Arrival Dates for Michaelmas Term 2021

Undergraduate Freshers

If you are an UG Fresher and require quarantine on arrival at College, please see UG quarantine details below.

For all other UG Freshers (who do not require to quarantine on arrival in College) your arrival date is Saturday 2 October.  In September, you will receive by email an arrival slot of 30 minutes (eg. 11am to 11.30am) from the Tutorial team. Car parking will be regulated by arrival slots as a way of managing the number of people on site.

If you are an International Fresher (and do not require to quarantine on arrival in College) your arrival date is Saturday 2 October.

Returning Undergraduate Students

If you are a returning UG student and require quarantine on arrival at College, please email: covid.isolation@dow.cam.ac.uk.

If you returning to College accommodation, please plan to arrive after 4pm on Saturday 2 October.  More details will be published in September.

Undergraduate Quarantine

Further details of quarantine arrangements will be published on the College website in due course.

If you are a student who requires to quarantine, you should (ideally) arrive at College between Friday 17 September to Saturday 18 September.  The Tutorial Office will be sending all students a form to complete to confirm the need for quarantine.

Quarantining students will be assigned a room in a building with other quarantining students.  Students will move to their own rooms once the quarantine period is over or, if that room is not free at the end of the quarantine period, on Saturday 2 October.