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Arriving at Girton

What to expect

Page updated: 17 August 2023

First year students (with the exception of international students, Foundation Year students, and Maths students who are asked to arrive early for a pre-term course) are asked to come into residence on Wednesday 27th September from 10am (by 5pm at the latest). The following day there are a number of meetings and events which you will need to attend. 

Parking is available in Mare's Run for you to use. 

Maths students are asked to arrive in College on Sunday 24 September. Information about the pre-term course can be found in the letter which will be emailed to our Maths Freshers. Further details about the course will be sent to you nearer the time.

International students are invited to arrive from Monday 25th September. Further information about International Freshers' events can be found on the International Students page.

Our Accommodation Officer will send you an online form to book your arrival. If you do not receive this email, please check any spam/junk folders, otherwise email On this form you will also be able to order bedding and other items that will be in your room when you arrive. Should you wish to purchase a college gown, there will be a sale during Fresher's Week at Girton.

If you arrive earlier than expected you will be charged for the additional nights before your tenancy starts at the same rate as charged during term

The JCR is the undergraduate student community, and the JCR Committee are a group of elected students that represent you! 

They have their own website, which explains who they are, what they do and how they will be welcoming new students.

Welfare note coming soon!