When shall I arrive?
Full Term begins on Tuesday, 5th October. Freshers should arrive on 2nd or 3rd October. Anyone needing to quarantine should aim to arrive between 19-21 September for the 10-day isolation.
Can I see pictures of my room? Can I change room? What are my rooms' measurements?
When your booking is confirmed on the accommodation booking system: Booker, you will be able to see some images of your room as well as key information such as the inventory.
How do I unload?
When you arrive, you will be able to collect keys from the Porter’s Lodge; rooms are available after 2pm (or earlier by prior arrangement with the Accommodation Office). If family or friends plan to help you move in, please follow government advice about keeping safe and avoiding the spread of Covid infection. You will be able to park reasonably close to the accommodation to unload but be prepared to have to carry everything upstairs!
What is 'caution money'?
Caution money is £125 paid as a deposit in case of damage to accommodation or unpaid fines. It will be refunded when you leave Cambridge at the end of your degree.
What bedding do I need?
You will be provided with a bed and a mattress. You can bring your own bedding, or you can pre-order linen packs from the College, but you must do this no later than 1 week before your arrival. These will come at a cost of £27.50 and will include a pillow, duvet, fitted sheet, pillow case and duvet case. The linen is in a block colour. College will arrange for these to be in rooms for arrival. Please order a week (at the latest) before the start of the licence via Booker.
What will my address be?
Your address will be:
Note that it is just Peterhouse not 'Peterhouse College' and that your address is simply that of the Porters' Lodge (where you will have a pigeonhole for post and where parcels can be collected) and not the address of your accommodation.
What is the Matriculation Dinner?
The Matriculation Dinner is a dinner to welcome new students to the college and to give students a chance to meet the Fellows in their subject. It is reasonably (but not excessively) formal and you are asked to dress smartly in business dress (suit and tie, trousers/skirt and blouse, smart dress) with a gown.
What should I wear for Matriculation?
You should dress smartly (suit and tie, trousers/skirt and blouse, smart dress) with a gown. There is not a strict code but you should look smart as you will be photographed!
When do lectures start?
Lectures begin on Thursday 7th October but you are likely to have some course-related things to do (including supervisions) from the Tuesday.