Christmas at UCD

Christmas Opening Hours

The Autumn Trimester officially finishes on Wednesday, 22 December 2021. The UCD campus will close at 5.30pm on Thursday, 23 December and re-open at 9.00am on Tuesday, 4 January 2022. However, some services will remain available for in-person and virtual engagement during the holiday period. You can find a full list of supports and services on this website.

Campus Emergency numbers remain operational throughout the holiday period and can be contacted on 01-7167999 in the event of an emergency.


There will be a series of Christmas-themed events organised for UCD students throughout the month of December. Highlights include a Christmas morning breakfast, woodland walks, and Christmas movies at the UCD Cinema. You can find event information on the main UCD Events calendar or by searching #ChristmasAtUCD on social media.

Events in Dublin 

Christmas themed events

Christmas Markets

Faith Services

Christmas morning Mass will take place at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Church, Belfield at 11.00am. Sunday Mass will also take place on 19th, 26th December and 2nd January. Further information is available on the UCD Chaplaincy website.

UCD Chaplains Fr. Eamonn Burke, Fr. Brendan Ludlow and Scott Evans are accessible 24/7 on their mobiles should you need to talk to someone. 

Living on Campus

UCD Residences will be organising events for students who will be remaining on campus during the Christmas period. Search @ResLife on Instagram for updated event information.

Please make sure to inform UCD Residences if you will be remaining on campus during the holiday period.

Public Transport

Public transport schedules change on Christmas Day and other bank holidays so make sure to check out transport provider websites before planning your journey.

UCD Commuting

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