New Undergraduates starting in Michaelmas Term 2020

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 2020, 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 2020

Undergraduate Freshers

If you are an UG Fresher and require to 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 3 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 3 October.

Returning Undergraduate Students

If you are a returning UG student and require to quarantine on arrival at College, please see UG quarantine details below.

If you returning to College accommodation, please plan to arrive on Friday 2 October or from Sunday 4 October.  More details will be published in September.

Please note: NO returning students will be allowed to arrive in College on Saturday 3 October due to the arrival of Undergraduate Freshers on this date.

Undergraduate Quarantine

- for all current Undergraduate Students, Freshers, and Fresher Reps

If you are a student who requires to quarantine, you should (ideally) arrive at College between Saturday 12 September to Monday 14 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 3 October. 

Further details of quarantine arrangements will be published on the College website on Friday 21st August.

What to bring with you to College for the Michaelmas Term 2020

Due to the unprecedented situation in 2020, and in the event that you have to return home at short notice later in the Michaelmas Term, please bring with you only essential items that you can travel with easily.