Welcoming you to Homerton
Each year, we welcome a large cohort of around 200 undergraduates into the Homerton community. All our new students are welcomed by the College community - students, academic staff and Fellows.
It won't be long before you start calling Homerton hom(e).
Where do Freshers live?
All of our freshers live in the same building - West House, one of the more modern buildings on our Hills Road site. With all freshers living in one building, you will soon get to know most of your year group and start to make those special, long-lasting friendships.
West House has modern facilities and each room comes furnished, includes an en-suite and lots of storage. There is a small kitchen you will share with your neighbours, with facilities to make snacks and small meals.
What is Freshers Week like at Homerton?
The College and HUS arrange a number of events, both social and informative, to allow you to settle into Homerton and provide everything you need to know about university life. This includes a number of club nights including non-drinking activities such as quizzes, board games and a chance to meet the academic and pastoral staff who will be there to provide help and guidance throughout your time at Homerton.
After a week of events and talks, you will matriculate. This is the ceremony in which you are admitted as a member of the College. You will also attend your first formal hall with the academics from your subject and your fellow year group members. After the matriculation ceremony, you will officially become a member of our lively and unique college community.
What to expect from life at Homerton?
You might be wondering what life will be like at Homerton and the University of Cambridge. Aside from your academic studies, it is important to remember that there are lots of opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities. Some Homerton students choose a sport, either casually or striving for a blue (the award for Student athletes who compete at University level), others immerse themselves in the thespian drama scene in Cambridge, while some choose to focus solely on their degree.
Whatever you choose, the Homertonian community and its sociable, inclusive atmosphere will be waiting for you at the end of the day, whether in the Great Hall, the Buttery or in the friendly corridors of your accommodation.