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Experience St John’s

Mathematics students talk to an applicant at a College Open Day
Meeting current students at a College Open Day

There are a number of ways to experience the atmosphere of St John’s College at first hand.

Drop-in Hours

We are generally open for drop-in visitors Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. If you would like to visit us outside of these times please contact the Admissions Office by emailing admissions@joh.cam.ac.uk and we will try to accommodate your request.

The Admissions Office is situated on the ground floor of the Old Divinity School on St John’s Street (entrance door on All Saints Passage) directly opposite the main entrance (Great Gate) to St John’s College. 

View the map to see how to reach us - the Old Divinity School is marked as item 30.

Admissions Clinics

Admissions Clinics are an opportunity for prospective students and their teachers or advisors to meet the Admissions Tutor and Admissions staff informally and are held between January and July for the next admissions round. We will post the next round of dates early in 2018.

College Open Days

We will be holding the last 2017 Open Day for prospective applicants on Saturday 23 September. These Open Day events provide the opportunity (amongst other things) to tour the College and view undergraduate accommodation, chat to current undergraduates and learn more about the Admissions process from Dr Helen Watson, the College’s Admissions Tutor.

We will also be holding a series of Open Day and Subject Taster Day events in 2017/18, details of which are/will be published on our website. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions.

University Open Days

University Open Days in July offer the opportunity attend presentations that explain the Cambridge system, the application procedure and interviews, as well as sessions outlining student finance, support for students with a disability and the work of the careers service. There is also information about each Tripos, and the chance to visit Cambridge Colleges.

Department Open Days

It may be the case that you want to attend a Department Open Day, with a particular focus on a subject within a faculty or department. These are usually between March and July, and will often be held outside Colleges, in buildings housing a subject’s offices, lecture rooms and library. If you are coming to Cambridge for a Department Open Day, and have some free time, do take the opportunity to visit St John’s and to meet the Admissions staff. The Admissions department keeps ‘drop-in’ hours (see above) when we will be happy to welcome you to St John’s and to answer any questions you might have.

Open Day Travel Fund

The University of Cambridge Open Day Travel Fund assists children in (or previously in) care to travel to any of the open day events organised by the University and Colleges of Cambridge.