As Digital Spy revealed last week, a string of new characters are to descend on the village in late September as they embark on the latest stage of their education.
Tom Scurr has taken on the role of aristocrat Barney, who is well out of his comfort zone at HCC, while Holly Weston has landed the part of rock chick and rebel Ash.
Meanwhile, Calvin Demba plays slacker and everyman Scott, David Atkin portrays sporty jock Rob, and Tamaryn Payne stars as beautiful perfectionist Annalise.
From left to right: Dodger (Danny Mac), Theresa (Jorgie Porter), Will (James Atherton), Barney (Tom Scurr), Ash (Holly Weston), Scott (Calvin Demba), Rob (David Atkin) and Annalise (Tamaryn Payne).
Existing character Will Savage (James Atherton) is also joining HCC, but his girlfriend Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter) feels left out when he starts putting his new friends before her as he settles into life at the halls of residence.
Additionally, Will's charming brother Dodger (Danny Mac) takes over as manager of the SU Bar, believing that his new job will provide him with a sure-fire way to the ladies.
A Hollyoaks statement teased: "Possibly the coolest set of students ever to land in the Chester village, this year's Freshers are set to shake things up… Join them all as they live, love and learn life's hardest lessons in one of the wildest, most fun and cringe-worthy Freshers' weeks of all time."
The five new arrivals become Hollyoaks regulars from Monday, September 26 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
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