MCR stands for Middle Combination Room. It refers to the postgraduate community of a college. Similarly, JCR (Junior Combination Room) refers to the undergraduate community of a college, and SCR (Senior Combination Room) refers to the academics of a college. MCR can also mean the MCR Committee, or the physical common room that we use for many of our events.
Selwyn MCR currently has around 330 members from various nationalities and educational backgrounds. Contrary to many other colleges, all postgraduate accommodations are in the vicinity of the main site, which makes our MCR a tight-knit community. If you ask around, most Cambridge students will agree to say that Selwyn is one of the friendliest colleges. We take great pride in being welcoming and inclusive.
The MCR is run by a committee of people who are elected each year. As an MCR member, you have the opportunity to stand for election and have a say in MCR life.
The MCR Committee organises social activities including movie nights, Friday night drinks, barbecues and weekly brunches. They also organise monthly dinners and parties. The MCR Committee is responsible for the welfare of its members and represent their voice at College and University level. The MCR Committee also coordinates the allocation of rooms in college each year.