College Life

Students will live in Cambridge student accommodation on the main Girton College site, and all rooms are single occupancy study bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities.

Eating together is an important part of Cambridge college life, and therefore meals are offered in the College’s excellent cafeteria. At each meal there is a wide choice of food available, including hot and cold meals, a salad bar, sandwiches, and delicious puddings. Students will have at least two meals per day in the cafeteria, and this partial meal plan gives students the freedom to explore the many wonderful cafes, restaurants and pubs around Cambridge.

In addition to cafeteria meals, students will have a welcome buffet on arrival, experience a traditional English Afternoon Tea, with sandwiches, cakes, scones and jam, and tea and coffee, and they will also attend two Formal Halls during the summer programme. Formal Halls are a Cambridge tradition going back centuries and these three-course meals, served in Girton’s splendid dining hall and preceded by drinks, are particularly special and memorable occasions.

Students on the summer programme will have access to all the usual College facilities, including the bar, common room, indoor swimming pool, gym, and chapel, and students are also free to use the woodland, orchard, gardens, lawns and sports fields.

Summer Programmes

Dr Nick Godfrey
Director of Summer Programmes