UCD’s on-campus accommodation offers a number of options to students on both the Belfield and Blackrock campuses, as well as an off-campus option in our catered residence in Muckross Halls, Donnybrook.

With accommodation for 2,700 students, the residences vary from traditional halls of residence-style accommodation with shared kitchen and dining facilities, to catered accommodation and self-catering apartments for up to six students. Facilities also include a gym, laundry and a ‘Res Life’ program to build community spirit within the residence.

Allocation of Accommodation

Accommodation is allocated in accordance with the allocation policy, available online at Accommodation is assigned in advance of the commencement of the academic year, however, vacancies occasionally occur during the academic year.

You can contact our central support office in Merville. Our Residential Services Team are available during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, and our Residential Assistants are available throughout the evenings and weekends.


All UCD accommodation is booked online through SISweb. While most students only require accommodation until the end of the summer examination period, there is also an option available to remain on campus throughout the summer months. This is ideally suited to graduate students writing dissertations.


The Residences centres are located around the southern side of the Belfield campus and on the Blackrock campus. Our central office is located in the Merville Residence and is open 8.00am - 2.00pm every day, including weekends. Each Residence location has a Reception Office which is open from 5.00pm - 2.00am in the evening.

The Reception Offices will be able to deal with all of your needs including check-in, general queries, maintenance requests and more. We also have a dedicated Accommodation Booking and Support Office for all booking queries including off-campus options. During the summer months please contact our summer office in Merville Residences.

T: (01) 716 1031