Why Trinity Hall?
As soon as you spend any time in Trinity Hall you’ll notice the friendly atmosphere that exists here. Undergraduates, postgraduates, fellows and staff alike all enjoy the vibrant community spirit present within the College.
A Cambridge college is much more than just a collection of beautiful buildings: it is a place where you’ll live, study and socialise. The College provides a base for student life, offering a range of facilities including:
- College-owned accommodation for students
- Food and drink from the cafeteria, coffee shop and bar
- Library open 24-hours a day, all year round
- Chapel and gardens for peace and reflection any hour of the day or evening
- Sports including football, hockey, rugby, cricket, netball, squash, tennis and rowing
- Music for everyone with countless opportunities to get involved
- First-class IT facilities for the use of its students.
Friendly Atmosphere and Central Location
Although one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge – it was founded in 1350 – Trinity Hall is anything but old-fashioned in its outlook. There is a sense of vitality and youth among its members, making it a fun and informal place to live and study.
Ideally situated for student life in Cambridge, Trinity Hall is located right in the centre of town and is therefore within easy walking distance of lecture rooms, labs, libraries, clubs, pubs and shops. Our gardens back right onto the river – a popular place to be in the summer!
Dinner with Friends
The College Cafeteria provides a focal point for socialising and is a great place to catch up with friends after a busy day in the lab/library. If you want a chance to make the most of your gown and dine in style, Formal Hall is served every Thursday and Sunday during Full Term.
The most superlative of all College dining is the fortnightly Superhall, which takes place on a Friday evening. The food at these dinners is usually themed, and sometimes attendees wear fancy-dress!
Within College, formal social events are organised by the student committees – the JCR (undergraduates) and the MCR (postgraduates). Events include regular dinners, themed parties or ‘bops’, pub quizzes, nights out and the annual ‘June Event’, when the College is transformed into a maze of bands, DJs, food, drink and festivity, as a mystery theme takes over Trinity Hall for one night only.
Frequented by undergraduates and postgraduates alike, the College Bar is the go-to place after any big College event, and also doubles as the venue for the JCR’s ‘Viva!’.
Clubs and Societies
The College plays host to a range of societies, both recreational and academic. With everything from politics to sports, drama to music, there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy at Trinity Hall. And any student who finds that the College lacks a particular society or club is free to create one! With several large rooms around the College, there are plenty of places to host events. As well as College societies, there are around 400 University societies to choose from.
***Coronavirus update: we have had to make some changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The most up-to-date information can be found here.***
Making Friends at Trinity Hall
Worried about making friends at University? Hear some of our current students talk about their experience when they first arrived at Trinity Hall.
Social Life at Trinity Hall
Listen to some Trinity Hall students talk about what they do in their spare time – including clubs, societies and nights out.
Find out more about the sport and music opportunities at Trinity Hall here.