The College is always happy to welcome back familiar faces. Members and friends may like to notify the Alumni and Development Office in advance where possible, to help ensure we can offer the best possible welcome. Please let the Porters know when you arrive if you would like a member of the team to come and meet you.
Staying at the College
We are able to offer a double and a small double guest room for alumni and Fellows to book. Please contact the Conferencing and Events team to check availability. Fill in the booking form to request a room.
Outside of term-time the College also offers bed and breakfast accommodation to guests, with a 10% discount for alumni. Contact the Conferencing and Events team to learn more and obtain the discount code.
Attending events at the College
Twice a year, we are delighted to welcome back to St Catharine's alumni cohorts for a Members' Reunion. The Reunion is an opportunity to meet with your contemporaries, dine in Hall, and hear current news of the College. Find out more on the Events page. We also host events for members of our supporters' groups.
Hosting events at the College
The College prides itself in offering state-of-the-art facilities for holding all types of functions - private or corporate. Find out more about hosting an event as an alum of St Catharine's College, and the discount on offer.
Parking and travelling to College
There is no parking available at St Catharine’s, although guests can be dropped off in front of the Porters’ Lodge.
The nearest public car park to College is the Grand Arcade (formerly Lion Yard). However, we strongly recommend making use of the Park and Ride facilities around the outskirts of the City during busy periods, as the centre of Cambridge can become difficult to access. These car parks are open 24/7 and it is free to park for up to 18 hours, with modest charges applying thereafter. The nearest Park and Ride facility is Madingley Road, where a convenient option to get to College is to take the Universal 'U' bus from nearby Eddington Avenue (direction Addenbrookes). The U bus stops on Silver Street outside Queens' College and serves a wide range of University sites as well as the train station.
If travelling to Cambridge by train, the Universal 'U' bus (direction Eddington) from the station is a good alternative to the (approximately) half hour walk to College. The closest 'U' bus stop to St Catharine's College Island Site is Silver Street outside Queens' College.