There are hundreds of student societies in Cambridge catering for almost every taste and interest, and you are welcome to join any of them. Whether you want to take part in a sport, pursue a hobby, or join a political group, you will almost certainly find that a society exists for this purpose.
Sporting activity is very common in Cambridge, and there are excellent facilities, usually provided by the Colleges. It is quite common to see rowers on the River Cam on chilly mornings, practising for The Bumps, a twice-yearly inter-Collegiate competition. Of course, the best rowers get to compete in the annual University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge. Other sports, from football to ultimate frisbee, are also popular.
Music and drama are well catered for within the University, whether you enjoy watching or participating yourself. Most Colleges have an active musical life, including the famous College choirs. CUMS (Cambridge University Musical Society) is one of the most distinguished musical societies in the world, and comprises both orchestras and choirs; there is also an instrument hire facility. The Amateur Dramatic Club (ADC) Theatre is the home of Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club. As well as putting on a full programme of drama at the ADC each year, members of the club frequently take productions to the Edinburgh Festival.