Garden party

Current Students

Find out about the range of facilities and services available to students at Wolfson, as well the events and activites that make up College life.

Dining hall


College facilities

Wolfson has a variety of on-site facilities that all current students can use over the course of their studies, including the dining hall, coffee bar, library, tennis court and gym.

Food and dining

The Wolfson Cafeteria and Coffee Bar serve a range of meals, snacks and drinks for Wolfson members and their guests across the year. Visit our Food pages for opening times, menus and prices.

Formal Halls take place twice a week during term time on Tuesdays and Fridays. These are three-course meals on a set menu, which diners attend in formal attire. Visit our Formal hall pages for further information.

Wolfson students living in College accommodation will also have access to a shared kitchen in their residential block, where they can cook their own meals using the facilities provided.


Wolfson's Lee Seng Tee Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all College members. There are around 50 study spaces over two floors and a new outdoor area with 16 spaces for quiet study.

As well as the physical collection, the Library can also advise students on accessing the University's vast digital collection through iDiscover, as well as providing a range of study skills resources and workshops.

Laundry room

The laundry block is situated by the back gates, at the end of the row of covered bike racks. It is open 24 hours a day and has eight washing machines and eight dryers. Visit the laundry page for information about paying for and using the laundry machines.

Tennis court and gym

Wolfson College has an outdoor multi-purpose tennis and basketball court, located behind the Lee Hall. The key for the court and the sports cupboard (with tennis racquets, tennis ball and basketballs) can be signed out from the Porter's Lodge.

Wolfson also has an on-site gym that is free for all students to use, with a training room and a weights room. The gym is open seven days a week, from 06.30-23.59, and can be accessed using a University card after registration.


WiFi is available across the site though Eduroam and the College network. Students are generally encouraged to use Eduroam as this will help you keep connected across the University. Tips for connecting to the College WiFi are available on our IT pages.



Student services

Student services include the Tutorial Office for academic and pastoral affairs, the Finance Office for payments and fees, the Accommodation Office for on-site housing, as well as the College Nurse for health and wellbeing.

Academic affairs, exams and graduations

Students' academic affairs, including matriculations, graduations, intermissions, and undergraduate examinations are all managed by the Tutorial Office.

Accommodation and housekeeping

Students who are living in College accommodation can find more information on the accommodation pages of the website.

Information about housekeeping and cleaning schedules can be found on the housekeeping pages.

Fees and financial support

The Finance Office is responsible for students' College accounts, guiding students in making payments for course fees and accommodation, as well as registering educational loans. Visit their pages for information on what charges will be made by the University and the College, and how you can arrange your payments.

Information regarding scholarships, hardship funds, bursaries for music and sports, as well as travel and research grants are available on our financial support pages.

Health and wellbeing

Every student (both postgraduate and undergraduate) is assigned a personal College Tutor who is responsible for their non-academic welfare while they are at Wolfson. You can arrange to meet with your Tutor to talk through your general progress, as well as any concerns around welfare or well-being.

There is also a College Nurse, Sally Maccallum, who offers drop in sessions for confidential help with a range of health problems at Morrison House Monday to Friday 11am-12pm.

IT services

The IT team at Wolfson is available to help with your computer and IT-related queries. Please contact us by sending an email to the IT helpdesk.


The Maintenance Department looks after all College building-related needs, from maintenance on the properties to refurbishments and new builds. College members can file a request for maintenance or repairs via their online form.

Policies and Rules

College Policies are intended to ensure that guidelines and rules for behaviour are clearly stated and applied consistently.

There are policies covering: Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedure, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, Drug and Alcohol Use, Smoking, Relationships Between Staff and Students, Unsatisfactory Academic Performance, Fitness to Study and Comments and Complaints.

Ceildh dancing


College life

Wolfson has a full programme of academic and cultural events across the year, as well as plenty of societies, sports clubs and other social activities.

Events calendar

All students are automatically subscribed to our weekly e-newsletter, the Wolfson What's On, which provides an overview of College events throughout the term. For a longer view of events at the College, you can browse the full list on the events feed on the College website.


Wolfson has many College societies, which revolve around a variety academic and cultural topics. Some societies are managed by members of the College (such as the Science Society, Humanities Society, and Music Society), and others are organised by the Students' Association (WCSA).

Sports clubs

Wolfson has a wide range of sports clubs and activity groups that are open to all students - everyone is welcome to get involved and try something new. Most clubs are run through the Students' Association (WCSA), with the exception of the Wolfson College Boat Club (WCBC).

Students' Association (WCSA)

The Wolfson College Students' Association (WCSA) represents and supports all postgraduate, undergraduate, and part-time students in College business, social and sports activities. Current students can join the WCSA Facebook group to keep up to date with all the events and activities arranged by the association, including club nights and the famous comedy night, the Wolfson Howler.

Research hubs

Wolfson College's interdisciplinary research hubs are the catalyst to bring together our international Fellows, students and other partners from differing disciplines to better progress the pressing problems in our world today. There are three hubs that specialise respectively on Gender, Global Health, and Sustainability & Conservation.

Part-time students

Wolfson has more part-time students than any other Cambridge College. Recognising the breadth and depth of experience that they bring to our community, we value them enormously. You can find specific information and advice on our part-time students webpage.

What's on

Saptarishi by Simon Patterson

Art Exhibition: 'Simon Patterson: Out of Order'

26/11/2022 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Out of Order' featuring work by prominent artist Simon Patterson, open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm.

Children listening to loud music

Thinking Against Babylon, One Beat at a Time: Black Music as Radical, De-colonial Epistemology

29/11/2022 at 17.30

What is radical and de-colonial about Black music as an instrument for radical thought? 

Wolfson in Singapore

Wolfson in Singapore

29/11/2022 at 19.00

Join Sian Cook, Director of Networks, for our Wolfson in Singapore events

Musician from Cambridge University Brass Band

Music and Madeira: Festive Fun with Cambridge University Brass Band

29/11/2022 at 21.00

A recital following Formal Hall with the Cambridge University Brass Band performing seasonal music.

A poster of Wolfson Sustainability Thinking Space Research and Personal. A brain with heart and cogs in different shades of green surrounded by white text with icons showing hands and a building

Sustainability Thinking Space

30/11/2022 at 17.30

A free, interactive sustainability education and thinking space open to all Wolfson members, providing a guided space to develop your sustainability thinking, action and development.