Your room will be furnished with a bed, a desk, a desk chair and a wardrobe as a minimum. Many rooms will also have an armchair or sofa, some bookshelves and sets of drawers. Most rooms in College are best described as adequate and comfortable. College will provide a duvet and pillow but you should bring your own sheets and pillowcases. There are some self-catering facilities but they vary greatly between the College houses. If you plan to cook, you should bring some utensils.
Cambridge can get pretty cold and wet during the winter, so bring clothes that will keep you warm and dry. Don’t forget to bring your sports clothes and equipment, and smart clothes (suits for the men; skirts/ trousers and smart tops for the women) are a must for formal occasions.