Drop in SessionsMost of the HUS team and some fellow students will be hanging out in the Marquee (near the Hall, marked out on your map – but you can see it easily from West House anyway). We will be around to answer any questions you have about settling in, maybe the wifi password or where the hall is?! There is also the opportunity to roam the extensive grounds of Homerton and sit down and socialise with your fellow students (although we would ask you to abide by the rule of 6). There will also be a Zoom session running all day with at least one HUS member sitting in to chat and answer questions, feel free to drop in at any time (the meeting link is https://zoom.us/j/9817231501.) We’ll have the option to join breakout rooms or just chat generally with people.
Drop in Photo Scavenger Hunt – 3-6pm
Run by your amazing ents officers – Eliza and Greg, we have a drop in activity where you can get some clues to find some notable spots in Homerton and around the local area. Explore the college and surroundings with your households and win some prizes!
Location: In and around Homerton; start at the marquee.
Welcome Talk – Various Times
Come and meet the HUS either in the Marquee (the big white tent) or on the D&E Lawn (at the back of West House) at these times according to your household. (We will let you know which at about 4:30PM).
You can hear a little about us and what we do and get details about the new rules in place in College for Coronavirus, including households, testing and visitors. Because we’ll be running over the rules everyone needs to know to keep us all safe, please do make sure you attend this event and in the time slot you’ve been given. If you are arriving after your slot, please get in touch with the HUS President by emailing HUS-President@homerton.cam.ac.uk.
6:00 PM – Ground Floor
6:30 PM – 1st Floor Short Corridor
7:00 PM – 1st Floor Long Corridor
7:30 PM – 2nd Floor
8:00 PM – 3rd Floor Short Corridor
8:30 PM – 3rd Floor Long Corridor
9:00 PM – 4th Floor Short Corridor
9:30 PM – 4th Floor Long Corridor
Meet your Households Picnic – 6pm onwardsA chance to see Homerton’s huge grounds, grab some blankets from us (in the marquee) and head out into the grounds in your households for a get to know each other picnic. There’s more than enough space for everyone, please make sure you stay in your households and stay as far away from other households as you can (there’s lots of space to use)!
Location: Homerton Lawns
Virtual Meet and Greet – 6pm onwardsCome and socialise with fellow freshers, but safely behind a screen! We will organise ice-breakers and some virtual games. Join on your own, or with your household! Click here to join the Google Meet!
Location: Stay in West House, link TBC
Possible Events Tonight
Unfortunately, the HUS can’t run events this year like we normally would due to household and general COVID-19 restrictions. But there are quite a few things that we can suggest for you to just go out and do in your households around Cambridge! We’d recommend touring the Botanical Gardens, visiting the arcade, bowling or cinema in the Retail Park next to Homerton, or heading to one of the many pubs around Cambridge (like the Flying Pig, The Regal or The Eagle to name a few).
- Bowling is 50% off Monday-Wednesday, and now have table/lane service.
- Most places will be closed at 10PM due to COVID-19 restrictions.