When I applied to Downing, I used a school email address on my UCAS application, but this no longer works.  What should I do to ensure I don't miss any important emails from you? 

It is essential that you email the Admissions Office to provide a personal email address that we can use to update your record and contact you before you arrive in Cambridge.

I have received a confirmed offer of a place to study at Downing.  What should I do now?

Please go to the Downing website and read the Information for New Students page.  

How and when will I know what accommodation I have been allocated and who my Director of Studies and Tutor will be?

The Tutorial and Admissions Office will write to you in September to tell you who your Director of Studies and Tutor will be, as well as further information relating to the College and your studies.  This is referred to as your welcome letter.  You will also receive a subsequent communication prior to the start of the academic year to confirm the accommodation and room number that you have been allocated for your first year at Downing.

When will I receive my College bill?

Your College bill will be emailed to your Cambridge email address prior to your arrival in College.  You will not be able to access this information until you have undertaken the University Student Registration process to update your personal information and collect your computing accounts.  Therefore, please ensure this is done as soon as you receive an email from the University in August or September, which will be sent to your personal email address.

How do I request a letter from College to open a bank account?

On your arrival in Cambridge please email the Tutorial Office, stating your full name (as printed on your passport), the bank, your Cambridge address and the date the letter is required by.  Please note, it may take up to five working days to process your request.  You will then be emailed when your letter is ready for collection from your pigeonhole in the Porters' Lodge.