Coming on an Open Day is a great way to see Selwyn and Cambridge, to find out what the courses are really like and also meet some of the people who might be teaching you, as well as some current students.

When are the next Open Days?

Our Open Days in 2020 will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday 2 May – Mathematics
    In light of developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am afraid that the Faculty of Mathematics has decided to cancel the upcoming Open Days on 25 April and 2 May 2020.
  • Thursday 2 July – All subjects
    Selwyn is open as part of the Cambridge Open Days.
    See “Cambridge Open Days 2020” below for further details.
  • Friday 3 July – All subjects
    Selwyn is open as part of the Cambridge Open Days.
    See “Cambridge Open Days 2020” below for further details.
  • Friday 18 September – All subjects
    Closing date for bookings – Wednesday 16 September.
    More information (
    The College will also be open in the afternoon on this date between 1:00pm and 4:00pm for general viewing and student led tours.

The Open Days and events above are for students who are considering an application to Cambridge in October 2020 for entry in October 2021 or deferred entry in October 2022.

Cambridge Open Days 2020

In conjunction with the University-wide general Open Days, Selwyn will be open on Thursday 2 July and Friday 3 July for informal visits and student led tours between 9.30am and 4.30pm.  Please come to the main entrance of the College where you will be able to pick up a copy of our College Prospectus and meet current Selwyn students.

Various teaching staff will be running subject talks and drop-in sessions at Selwyn on the morning of both University Open Days.  Details will be published here as soon as they are finalised.

There is no need to book with the College to visit on 2 and 3 July but booking is required for the main Faculty events at the Cambridge Open Days.  For more information about the Cambridge Open Days and to book a place, please visit the Cambridge Open Day website (

Is accommodation available?

Some accommodation is available for people attending the Cambridge Open Days in July.  Priority is given to those in our link areas who cannot travel to Cambridge and back home in the same day.  Accommodation requests should be made via email to the Admissions Officer on  We will confirm availability and other details as quickly as possible.

If I can’t come to an Open Day, can I visit Selwyn College at another time?

Yes, of course.  If you tell the Porters at the main entrance on Grange Road that you are a possible candidate for admission they will let you in. They will have copies of our Prospectus available.


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