Below is a list of events which new graduate students need to attend in the first two weeks of the Michaelmas term. In addition, the College MCR distributes a termcard of social events.
If you start your course in January or April, there will be fewer scheduled events - please visit the Graduate Officer’s office soon after you arrive in order to check matriculation and other details.
Saturday 5th October
Introduction | 3.00pm | College Auditorium
An introduction and welcome by the Graduate Tutors and other members of the College. All new graduate students must attend.
Matriculation | The Grove
Matriculation follows the introduction meeting. If you have not previously been a student at the University of Cambridge, you must attend in order to matriculate. You can meet the MCR Committee and the Graduate Tutors for tea, coffee and cake at the same time. If you are an international student, with a visa, you need to bring it with you to the matriculation, even if you have already done the visa registration.
Visa registration | 9.00am – 3.00pm | Walker Room 11
If you’re an overseas student who has travelled to the UK on any type of visa, the UK Border Agency requires the College to scan your visa and passport within a few days of your arrival. Please bring your documents to Walker Room 11 on Saturday 5th October, at any time between 9.00am and 3.00pm. (If you arrive before 5th October, bring your documents to the Tutorial Office as soon as you do arrive.)
Saturday 12th October
Graduate photo | Time to be confirmed | The Grove Lawn
A formal College photograph of all graduate students, marking your arrival and matriculation. You will be able to order a copy for yourself. Academic gowns are required.
Graduate conference and dinner | 3pm onwards | Auditorium & dining hall
Graduate talks, a keynote speaker, and poster presentations, followed by the Graduate Welcome Dinner. All new graduate students should attend. Dinner is free, but booking is necessary - invitations are sent to all graduate students' pigeon holes. Academic gowns are required for the dinner.