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Porters' Lodge (Storey's Way Entrance)
The Porters' Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day. The Porters are a great source of information, and act as a help centre for guests staying at Fitzwilliam. Please do not hesitate to ask them if you have any queries. For various reasons, a Porter may not be available at all times.
The College is unable to guarantee parking within the site, but it is available in our car parks on Storey's Way and Huntingdon Road, on a complimentary, first-come, first-served basis.
Check in at the Porters' Lodge where you will receive your room key and wi-fi information. You may check in after 2pm.
Please vacate your bedroom (including all luggage) and return your key to the Porters' Lodge by 9.30am (10am for individual B&Bs). A charge will be made for any key not returned.
For security reasons, the College is locked each night between 9pm and 6am. Access during these hours can be gained through the Porters' Lodge (on Storey's Way) and the North Porters' Lodge (on Huntingdon Road, unmanned) by using the swipe disk on your bedroom key ring.
We provide complimentary wireless internet access to guests - the Porters can provide you with log in details.
We have a number of accessible bedrooms on site, subject to availability. Please review our accessibility guide here. If you require further information or have a specific requirement, do let us know in advance and we can try to accommodate you (contact us).
If your departure from Cambridge is not until later in the day, the Duty Porter will gladly inform you where luggage can be left. Luggage cannot be left in the Porters' Lodge or in your bedroom on the day of departure.
Linen, towels, tea and coffee making facilities, and toiletries are provided in each room.
We operate a Monday to Friday bedroom cleaning service whereby towels and tea and coffee facilities are refreshed.
Please note that Fitzwilliam College and its grounds is a non-smoking site. There are two designated areas where smoking or vaping is permitted - these are located in the Storey's Way and Huntingdon Road car parks.
Guests are asked to ensure that all personal electric equipment brought into College conforms with current UK safety standards. UK adaptors are available to purchase at the Porters' Lodge, if required.
A limited number of hair dryers are available from the Porters' Lodge for use, with a refundable deposit.
A laundry facility is available and is located near F staircase on site. A wash and dry can be purchased from the Porters' Lodge or Coffee Shop.
Food & Drink
The on-site Coffee Shop & Bar is open to guests, opening times are displayed in the Hall Building (the Bar is available most evenings, but is closed in August). Card payment only (no cash).
If you are unwell, please contact the Porters' Lodge for assistance. First Aid is available at the Porters' Lodge or most other departments across the College site. In an emergency, the Duty Porter will contact our local GP or hospital.
No animals, except for service animals, are allowed in College.
Fitzwilliam College gardens are a delightful place to relax. Guests are welcome to walk around the gardens on the College site, and use the seating available around the grounds. Unlike many other Cambridge Colleges, you are allowed to walk on the grass!