Open Days

When are the next Open Days?

We are not holding any more Open Days in 2016.  Our Open Days in 2017 will be held on the following dates:

Saturday 29 April 2017 – Mathematics

Saturday 6 May 2017 – Mathematics

Monday 26 June 2017 – Arts subjects

Tuesday 27 June 2017 – Science subjects

Our Mathematics Open Days coincide with the Maths Faculty Open Days, the idea being is that students will visit the college in the morning and then attend the Faculty open day in the afternoon.It is not necessary to book separately with the Faculty.

What happens at an Open Day?

At Trinity, the programme includes a talk by the Tutor for Admissions and an opportunity for you to meet members of the teaching staff in the subject or subjects that interest you. There is plenty of chance for you to ask all the questions you may have. You can also look around the College, have lunch here, and meet some of our students. Please note there is no particular dress code for the Open Days at Trinity. You are encouraged to dress comfortably.

If I visit the College, will I be able to see a student room?

Yes, a couple of bedrooms will be available for visitors to see at Open Days. Unfortunately we can’t arrange this at other times – students are living in them! But do take a look at the Undergraduate Accommodation page:

Do I have to book a place at an official Trinity Open Day?

Yes. Places are limited. Booking is essential and begins in February each year. An online booking form is available online.  If you book a place, you will be sent further information regarding the event by email closer to the time. This information will include a programme for the day and a map and directions.

Please note: We regret that we are unable to take bookings for accompanying parents because of the limit on places available, but they are welcome to look round the College.

In addition to our College Open Days, Trinity will also be holding a variety of events on other dates; the details will be published here as soon as they become available.

Cambridge Open Days – 2017

In conjunction with the University-wide General Open Days, Trinity College will be open for informal visits and student-led tours between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm . Please come to the Dining Hall in Great Court where you will be able to pick up prospectuses and meet current Trinity students.

There is no need to book with the College to visit Trinity on the general University Open Days (unless you wish to attend one of the presentations for one of the subjects mentioned below) but booking is required for the main faculty events at the Cambridge Open Days. For more information about the Cambridge Open Days and to book a place, please visit this website.

Various teaching staff will be running subject talks and drop-in sessions at Trinity during the University Open Days.

Subject talks at Trinity:

Details will be published here as soon as they are finalised.

If I can’t come to an Open Day, can I visit the College at another time?

Yes, of course. If you tell the Porters at the Great Gate (the main College entrance) that you are a possible candidate for admission they will let you in without charging the usual tourist entry fee. They will also give you directions to the Admissions Office if you would like to pick up a prospectus or ask for information about admission to the College. The Office is open most of the day (except at weekends), but if it is closed you may leave your details at the Great Gate Porters’ Lodge. You are welcome to look around the College but we regret that we are unable to arrange conducted tours and the teaching staff are available on official Trinity Open Days only.

Access Residentials

We offer subject-specific residential visits in the Easter and Summer vacations. They are completely free, including accommodation and all meals, and they are open to applications from all students at UK schools who will be at least 16 by the first day of the residential. More information can be found on the Access and Outreach pages.