Do I have to pay fees before I arrive?

You don't need to pay your University fees until you get your first College bill at the beginning of term. If you'd like to make a payment in advance, you can do this by contacting our Finance Office at

Which gown should I wear?

You'll need a gown for Formal Hall, for your graduation ceremony, and other formal occasions. You must wear a gown that is of the highest degree of your highest existing Cambridge degree or, if not already a Cambridge graduate, a BA or MA status gown. Hoods are only required for graduation ceremonies. Find out more about academical dress for graduation ceremonies.

Where can I get a gown?

You can rent or purchase gowns from several stores in Cambridge. We do not have a stock of gowns in college that you can borrow or rent, but it is worth contacting the MCR to see if gowns are available for loan. The main outlets that stock gowns in Cambridge are:

Can anyone attend Chapel?

Yes, everyone is welcome. For more details about the Chapel and our services please contact Ally, the College Chaplain (

When will my caution money be refunded?

Caution money is normally repaid to you after you have graduated. Any monies owed to the College will be deducted before your refund is paid. If you need your caution money to be refunded for an exceptional reason, please contact the Student Revenue Manager at

Where do I obtain my University/College card?

The University Card Services issue your college card and it will be available to collect from the Porters' Lodge when you first arrive. Any queries relating to your card should be directed to the Head Porter

How do I obtain a letter to open a bank account/to prove I am a student/to obtain Council Tax exemption?

You should email the Tutorial assistant and provide full details including your term-time (Cambridge) address and your home address. Please also give at least 7 working days notice when requesting a letter. 

If I have a problem with my College bill, who should I speak to?

The College's Finance Office will help with any issues relating to bills. Contact the Student Revenue Manager (

If I have a problem with my accommodation, who should I speak to?

Please refer to the frequently asked questions about College accommodation. All queries relating to accommodation matters should be directed to the Accommodation Manager on


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