Open Days, Events and Visits

Trinity Hall welcomes prospective applicants to visit both the University and the College. Visiting Trinity Hall is one of the best ways to get a feel for the place and learn about life studying and socialising here. We run several Trinity Hall Open Days and Subject Taster Days throughout the year, and take part in the University’s wider Open Days each July; these are primarily aimed at sixth-form students and mature prospective applicants who are considering applying to Cambridge and would like to know more about the University, the Colleges, courses available, and the admissions process.

The programme differs slightly according to whether the event is subject-specific or general, but all events include an opportunity to take a tour of the College.

Click on the upcoming event(s) listed below to find out more:

University of Cambridge Open Days - 5 and 6 July 2018 +-

You are very welcome to visit Trinity Hall during the University of Cambridge Open Days: we will be running student-led tours of the College (including accommodation) and an information stand, where you can talk with current students and Admissions Team staff. Trinity Hall will be open between 9.30am and 5pm on both Open Days – you can visit us at any point between these times, without booking in advance.

However, you must register to attend University Open Days centrally-run sessions and Faculty events.

Accommodation for University of Cambridge Open Days

A limited amount of accommodation is available at Trinity Hall for Open Day attendees who live too far away from Cambridge to travel on the day. This accommodation is available on the nights of 4th and 5th July, to school/college students in Year 12 or equivalent (aged 16+) and prospective mature applicants, and any accompanying school/college staff (attendees can be unaccompanied).

Rooms are at a price of £20 per person per night for Bed & Breakfast. For students and staff at schools/colleges in the Local Authority Areas of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire (our Area Links), this accommodation is available for free.

To enquire about accommodation as an individual attendee, please complete this online form. If you are a member of staff at a school/college and are interested in making a group booking, please contact slo@trinhall.cam.ac.uk. Spaces will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Other accompanying adults such as parents/guardians must arrange accommodation separately. Accompanying parents/guardians may be able to book Trinity Hall accommodation separately through the Trinity Hall Conference Office (depending on the availability of rooms).


Please note that attendance at an Open Day or Subject Taster Event is not a prerequisite for applying, and those who apply without having attended one of these events are not at a disadvantage with regard to admissions.

Visiting Trinity Hall

If you are considering applying to Trinity Hall but are unable to attend one of our events (or there isn’t one due to take place in the near future), you are very welcome to look around Trinity Hall on an alternative date. If you would like to look around on a self-guided tour, please visit Trinity Hall’s Central Site Porters Lodge and introduce yourself as a potential applicant – the Porters will let you know whether it is possible at that time for you to look around Central Site.

Alternatively, please contact slo@trinhall.cam.ac.uk to enquire about being shown around by Helena Blair, Trinity Hall’s Schools Liaison Officer.

Trinity Hall runs many different events for prospective applicants. You can find out more about our other Schools Liaison and Outreach work on the Access and Outreach webpage of this website.

Parents/Guardians

We are keen to meet as many prospective applicants as we can through our Open Days and Subject Taster Events, which unfortunately means that we are unable to include parents and guardians in the main programme or offer them lunch. However, our events occasionally include parent/guardian-specific sessions, and parents and guardians are welcome to explore the College grounds at their leisure.

Visitors with Disabilities

Please let us know in advance if there is anything we can do to make your visit easier.

Open Day Travel Fund

The Open Day Travel Fund assists young people who are in care and care leavers, with travel to any of 100+ open days organised by the University and Colleges of Cambridge. Further information is available on the University website.

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