Open Days

When are the next Open Days?

Our Open Days in 2020 will be held on the following dates:

Saturday 25 April: Maths CANCELLED
Saturday 2 May: Maths CANCELLED
Monday 22 June: Arts subjects CANCELLED
Tuesday 23 June: Science subjects CANCELLED
Thursday 2 July: University Open Day CANCELLED
Friday 3 July: University Open Day CANCELLED
Thursday 17 & Friday 18 September: General Open Days

In light of the latest advice about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all outreach activities and events organised by the College have been cancelled until the end of July 2020.

We are committed to providing prospective applicants with information about the College, its courses, and the admissions process.  We are looking at opportunities we can offer virtually, as well as the possibility of running some events later in the year.  We will update the website with further information once this is available, and for specific widening participation programmes, make direct contact with schools and students affected.  For information about particular events and alternative activity, please check the relevant events and open days web page or contact the event organiser for the most up-to-date information.

We apologise for the inconvenience and any disappointment that this may have caused and we hope to be able to welcome you to an event in College in the future.

Our Mathematics Open Days coincide with the Maths Faculty Open Days, the idea being that students will visit the college in the morning and then attend the Faculty open day in the afternoon.  You should book a joint college/faculty ticket for these dates through the Faculty here.

What happens at an Open Day?

At Trinity, the programme includes a talk by the Admissions Tutor 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 here.  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 – Thursday 17 & Friday 18 September 2020

In conjunction with the University-wide General Open Days, Trinity College will be open for informal visits and student-led tours between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September 2020. 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 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.  A copy of the programme can be found here.

Some of our teaching staff will be running subject talks and drop-in sessions at Trinity during the University Open Days.  Details will be posted here in due course.

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.