COVID-19 Statement

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the May Ball President’s Committee (MBPC) has released a statement regarding the cancellation/ postponement of all 2020 May Balls and June Events, which can be seen below.

Following guidance we have received from our College, the University and the central Government, our Committee is reviewing the option to postpone to early October.

We understand that this is a stressful period. We hope to alleviate some of your worries by telling you as much as we can about our plans for our event. While the situation is regrettable, we fully support the statement presented by the MBPC. Your health, along with that of our staff, contractors and partners, is our top priority.


At the moment, our committee is in touch with the College, the Council and our contractors to assess the feasibility of postponement to October 2020. We will contact all ticket holders immediately once we reach a decision. Your ticket will be valid for our Ball on its postponed date, and will not be subject to any additional charges.

Our refund policy

We understand that some of our guests will no longer be able to attend our Ball if it is postponed. We will be releasing a comprehensive refund policy over the coming weeks which will provide guidance on how to apply for a refund or resale of your ticket.

Our refund procedure will include the option to donate a percentage of your refund to COVID-19 relief efforts.

Our Committee would like to thank you for your support so far. While we are working to find a solution, we hope that we can take some stress off your shoulders so that you can focus on your health and welfare.

The St Catharine’s College May Ball Committee
St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1RL

May Ball President’s Committee Statement, 19th March 2020

Cambridge University Coronavirus updates

UK Government Coronavirus advice