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UCD Student Facilities

The Student Centre and the UCD Sport and Fitness complex are the hub of student life on campus. At UCD we have the most diverse student facility of any university in Ireland, with a multitude of facilities designed to encourage our students become involved in clubs and societies, and stay fit and healthy during their time here. There are also multiple opportunities for students to get involved in exciting initiatives related to their specific disciplines.

Student Centre facilities include a state-of-the-art 3D cinema, drama theatre, debating chamber, 600-seat auditorium, meeting rooms for student clubs and societies, TV studio, radio pod, seminar room, medical centre, pharmacy, barber, newsagent, The UCD Clubhouse (bar and function room), caf├ęs, shops, and social spaces.

Sport, Gym and Fitness Centre

Our modern Sport and Fitness Centre has an extensive range of amenities, catering for students of all fitness levels, from casual gym-user to Olympic athlete. Facilities include a 50 metre swimming pool, gym, dance and spinning studios, sauna and jacuzzi, three multi-purpose sports halls, four squash courts, handball/racquetball alley, climbing wall, changing facilities, performance and squad gyms, 17 natural grass pitches (including the UCD Bowl, home ground to both UCD RFC and UCD AFC), six synthetic 5-a-side pitches, sand-based hockey pitch, synthetic rugby, GAA and soccer pitches, and the National Hockey Stadium.

Student gym membership entitles current UCD students to free access to UCD Sport & Fitness Gym and the performance gym. Students who activate their student membership can gain access to the pool on a pay-as-you-go basis or can pay a once-off annual charge for unlimited access to the pool area.

Sustainability at UCD

For information on having a more sustainable student experience at UCD, and to download your copy of our Student Green Guide, please visit our sustainability page.



UCD Orientation

Check out the highlights from Orientation Week, January 2020 for a little taste of campus life!