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Trinity Gift Shop

We are delighted to invite you to visit our new online shop. We have selected a small range of quality items as mementoes of the College, including stationery, books and puzzles, mugs and water bottles, and jewellery.

Please do bear in mind lead times for the production and delivery of some items if you are thinking of seasonal purchases or for a special occasion. Shop here.

Trinity Connect (formerly TMO)

Sign up today for access to our bespoke online platform, to network with Trinity alumni of all ages around the world – over 2000 members are already connected on the newly upgraded Trinity Connect.

Search the members’ directory to get in touch with alumni and ask for advice, or offer others your help and expertise. Join interest and regional groups, make the most of our resource library and sign up for upcoming mentoring programmes. You can even synchronise your LinkedIn account to make it quick and easy to set up your profile: www.trincam.aluminate.net

MA Degree

In the January of the relevant year, the Praelector’s Office will contact all those newly eligible for their MA Degree. If you have not received any information, this may be because we do not have your up-to-date mailing address and email contact address. You can update this information yourself on CamSIS by registering for Extended Self-Service.

Please ensure that we have your up-to-date mailing address and email contact address. You can update this information yourself on CamSIS by registering for Extended Self-Service.

If you are interested in having your MA conferred, but have not yet received any information either by post or email, please contact the Praelector’s Assistant, Mrs Janice Chambers, via [email protected], or by telephone on 01223 338404.

MA Dining Privileges

The College is pleased to welcome back Members of the College on up to four occasions per year to dine at High Table, at no charge. Wine may be taken in the Combination Room following dinner, also at no charge.

To be eligible to take advantage of these Dining Privileges you must either:

  • have Matriculated and completed a BA degree at Trinity and hold the status of (or be eligible to be awarded) the Cambridge MA;

or:

  • have Matriculated and completed the minimum of a 1 year course (e.g. MLitt, MPhil, PhD), and be at least six years and one term since your Matriculation

Please note:

  • There are likely to be a number of occasions each year on which MAs cannot be accommodated in this way – e.g. special dinners or other College events
    • Out of term time, High Table may, unfortunately, be cancelled at relatively short notice due to a small number of Fellows dining that day. Any cancellations will be communicated with as much notice as possible.
  • For reasons of space, MAs may not bring guests when exercising their Dining Privilege. Once per year, an MA may apply for the Vice-Master’s permission to bring (and pay for) a guest.
  • Again, due to limited space, there are a limited number of places available each day. We regret that groups numbering greater than six in size will not be able to dine using their MA Dining Privileges (if larger groups would like to dine in College, please contact [email protected] to find out more about available packages).

If you wish to dine, the first step is to enquire with the Catering Office for availability, either in writing (The Catering Manager, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ) or by email ([email protected]) or by telephone (01223 338547 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday).

Please also let us know if there are any Fellows whom you would particularly like to meet when you come to dine (although, of course, we cannot guarantee that they will be able to dine on the night when you come). A list of upcoming alumni diners is published in the Fellows’ Parlour each week.

Dinner is at 8pm during Full Term and at 7.30pm in vacation; sherry is available in the Fellows’ Parlour half-an-hour beforehand. Please note that a gown should be worn only by those MAs who are resident in Cambridge.

Hiring a Trinity Punt

The Punt House on Garrett Hostel Lane is offering chauffeur punts for up to six. It is also possible to ‘self-punt’ in groups of six upon presentation of your Trinity Members’ Card. The punts are accessed from outside the Brewhouse Gate and you will be required to sign in. For further information please contact the Puntman on 01223 338483.

Staying in College

The College has a small number of rooms available for alumni to stay in during visits to Cambridge at a special alumni rate. Please contact the Accommodation Office to check availability.

Please note – available rooms are single occupancy. We are unable to accommodate under-18s. 

Access to University Library for MAs

Cambridge MAs are entitled to use the University Library and to borrow 10 books for eight weeks. In order to obtain a Reader’s Ticket, you will need to make an appointment with the Library’s Admission Office at least the day before you would like to use the Library. You will need to provide two pieces of supporting documentation, ie personal ID and current proof of home address. If you have only recently received your MA, you should also bring your MA certificate with you.

University Library Admissions Office

Opening hours:
Monday-Thursday 09.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.00
Friday 09.30-12.30 and 14.00-16.45
Saturday 09.30-12.45

Contact details
Telephone 01223 333030
Email [email protected]

Visiting the College and your Members’ Card

You do not need to arrange your visit in advance, and you may bring a maximum of four guests. Please show your Trinity Members’ Card at the Porters’ Lodge at Great Gate, or at the Queen’s Road end of The Avenue. If you have any questions, or require a Members’ Card, please contact us (please remember to confirm the postal address you would like your card to be sent to).


Most Colleges, especially those including Trinity that are on the river, need to control visitor numbers. Quiet study, especially in the early summer before Tripos, and large numbers of tourists do not mix well.

All Colleges make an exception for members of the University, whether currently resident or returning for a visit. We have produced the Trinity College Members’ Card so that you can show it at the Great Gate, where you will normally be welcomed and without further question.  Please note that very occasionally there may be exceptional circumstances which will result in members and their guests not being able to gain entry to some areas of the College. We would, however, ask that you respect the privacy of current members living in College and note that it is generally not possible to visit one’s old rooms.

Your Members’ Card should also enable you to visit any other College or College building, including King’s College Chapel.  You are also entitled to a 10% discount on all purchases at Heffers bookshop and, if you wish to order over the phone, take advantage of free postage and packing in the UK.

If you do not already have a Members’ Card, or have lost it, please contact the Alumni Relations & Development Office, confirming your postal address, and one will be sent out to you.

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