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Information for the summer vacation

A brief summary for students in residence summer 2021


  • Hughes Hall remains staffed during the coming weeks so do get in touch if we can help – tutors remain your best point of contact or email covid.admin@hughes.cam.ac.uk for COVID-related issues.
  • Porters remain on site between the usual hours of 7am and 12 midnight.
  • University services available to students anywhere are detailed here.

 Nurse and Counsellor

  • Maria’s hours change during vacation periods but please book as normal by clicking on the Moodle site
  • From 27th September Maria’s normal term time hours will resume, including evening clinics.
  • Isha’s counselling sessions continue over summer and can be booked as usual here


  • The Dining Hall closes at the end of July for the whole of August, reopening early September
  • The Marquee Café will remain open for drinks and snacks, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm
  • The Marquee bar will close from 26th July until early September.


  • Open to current College members 9am-11pm every day on a prebook basis. Library Staff are usually present 9am-4pm on weekdays.
  • Please pre-book desks, sign in on arrival, wear face coverings and observe social distancing
  • Click and Collect borrowing service is still available here
  • Books borrowed during the summer vacation are due for return on Thursday 7th October
  • Printing and copying facilities remain available 24/7 in the Pavilion Atrium (just outside the Library)
  • You can leave books belonging to other Cambridge libraries in our returns box
  • Recent graduates can post books back free of charge from within the UK (see Book returns | Cambridge University Library)


  • Details of testing for those resident in Cambridge over the summer are available on the University’s website, including the move to lateral flow testing and the ongoing provision of confirmatory and symptomatic tests.
  • Plans are still being finalised for testing provision in the Michaelmas Term.


  • Information on vaccination is also available from the University and you may be updated from time to time on walk-in opportunities and pop-up clinics.
  • Plans are being drawn up to support the provision of effective top-up vaccines for overseas students, regardless of first-dose.


  • As ever put your health and wellbeing first. If you test positive or have symptoms please contact the Porters’ Lodge in the first instance and return to your accommodation.
  • Let the Porters know that you are self-isolating (01223 330484 or porters@hughes.cam.ac.uk or 07917 535 806).
  • There is more information on our website here and here which we will keep updated.