Welcome to Darwin
The Darwin College Students’ Association (DCSA) welcomes you to Cambridge for what is sure to be an amazing year! The DCSA exists to represent the interests and welfare of Darwin students and does so by interfacing with college administration, providing budgets for Darwin clubs and societies, organising social events, and providing support for students. You can contact any committee member about any issue, and we’ll be happy to help or to point you in the right direction. You can find our names and emails on the “Meet your DCSA Officers” page, or come say hello if you see us around college!
Joining the University of Cambridge and Darwin College is a huge accomplishment, so congratulations on your incredible achievement! Darwin College was founded in 1964 as the first Cambridge college to only admit graduates and to admit both men and women. Today Darwin has over 800 students and admits around 300 new students every year from all around the world and from a variety of subject areas.
Each year, the DCSA publishes a Welcome Guide for new students that gives some helpful information for those new to Cambridge, details our sports & societies, and outlines the events we offer. You can also stay up-to-date with all of our events throughout the year by subscribing to our calendar of events.
You are also invited to join the Darwin College Students Facebook group and the Darwin College Marketplace. In order to keep it just for us students, though, we require that you include your CamID (the letters/numbers at the beginning of your @cam.ac.uk email address) when requesting to join. For those living in Mount Pleasant Halls, you can join the MPH WhatsApp Group to connect with your neighbours. We also send out a weekly email newsletter, called WhatsUp. You will be automatically subscribed with you @cam.ac.uk email, but then you can opt-out by changing your subscription settings.