College Life


College Punt Scheme

Downing College is signed up to Scudamore’s Student Punt & Boat Hire Scheme which means any member of the JCR or MCR is entitled to year-round punting at discounted rates. Click here to find out more.

Useful Times


College Gates:

  • Nurse's Clinic (O5)
    Monday: 1-3pm
    Tuesday: 5-7pm
    Wednesday: 1-3pm
    Thursday: 5-7pm
    Friday: 1-3pm
    Appointments can be made outside these
    hours via email
    Outside NPR: 12pm-1pm (Mon-Fri)
  • Main Gate
    Closed: 11pm-6am (Card access)
  • Chapel Gate/Downing Site
    Locked: 4pm-10.30am (Card access between 6am-10pm)
  • Lensfield Road Gate
    Always shut (Card access)
  • Kitchen Yard Gate
    Always shut (Coded)


  • Tutorial & Admissions Office 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5.00pm (Mon-Fri), closes early at 4.00pm on Friday
  • Bursary Office 10.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm (Mon-Fri)