For the Michaelmas term 2013, make travel arrangements so that you can arrive at the College on Thursday 3rd October. If you will not be able to arrive on that date, or your course requires you to arrive earlier, contact the Graduate Office. Full Term starts on 8th October.
If you start in the Lent Term (January) or the Easter Term (April), there will be fewer scheduled events, but you will still need to pick up keys and cards as below. Please contact the Graduate Office to discuss arrival dates.
As soon as you arrive…
Go to the Porters’ Lodge at the College main entrance on Storey’s Way (map). At the Porters’ Lodge, you can:
|Collect your room key and sign your accommodation contract.|
|Collect your University Card. The University Card allows access to University buildings, and works as a charge card in the College buttery and Café Bar. (If you already have your University Card, bring it with you so that it can be registered.)|
|Find your pigeon hole in the shelves near the Porters’ Lodge. Collect your Welcome Pack and any other information that's waiting for you. Please check your pigeon hole at least once a week, even if you live away from the main College site.|
|Meet the MCR. If you arrive on 3rd October, members of the Middle Combination Room will be there to welcome you. If you miss them on your first day, members of the MCR Committee and other graduate students can usually be found in the MCR Common Room in The Grove in the evenings.|
|Students cannot keep cars in Cambridge without permission. You can request permission from the Graduate Office, but it will only be given in exceptional circumstances. Please apply by 7 October. If you are given permission, you will be allocated an off-road parking space at or near the College. If you do arrive by car, ask the Porters where you can keep it before your space is allocated.|
|The College cannot take responsibility for your property before you arrive, and there is no storage space available. If you need to send your belongings by post, arrange for them to arrive at the same time as you do.|
|The Porter's Lodge is manned 24 hours a day. However, overnight, the Duty Porter acts as a security officer, so may leave the Lodge unmanned from time to time. If the Lodge is unmanned when you arrive, please wait for the Duty Porter's return.|