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Accommodation and Meals

With their extensive informal gardens and quiet courtyards, the Colleges are beautiful places in which to live and work. On the Spring Semester Programme you will be allocated housing in one of the Cambridge Colleges or in University housing in the city.  Student rooms are single-occupancy and have washbasins and internet access.

Dining is an important part of College life. All colleges have a servery (sometimes referred to as a buttery) and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Cambridge undergraduates tend to eat the majority of their meals in their College as it is good way to catch up with fellow students.  The Pembroke servery offers a wide variety of breakfast items, ranging from croissants, cereal and yoghurts to a full English breakfast. For lunch and dinner there are always fish, meat and vegetarian options, together with an array of vegetable side dishes and dessert choices. Light meals and snacks are also available at Café Pembroke.

You can also attend College dinners known as ‘Formal Halls’.  These are three-course candlelit meals enjoyed in beautiful dining halls with your fellow students and faculty, a Cambridge tradition dating back hundreds of years. You can find out more about catering at Pembroke through the Kitchen’s blog.