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CAO First Year Students




The allocation of places for CAO students for 2017-2018 is now full. Rooms that become unoccupied via cancellation are available for booking via SIS Web on a first come first serve basis.


UCD prioritises CAO students as a cohort that benefit most from the opportunity to live on campus, to form friendships and avail of the many on campus facilities. For the 2017-18 academic year there are 1,035 beds allocated to first year CAO students, all of which are on the Belfield campus. For more information visit our Allocation Policy page.




The booking process dates for 2018-2019 have not yet been finalised. Information will be published as soon as available.



  • How to Join CAO Waitlist 2017
  • Once you receive the email offering you an opportunity to book a room you should do so as soon as possible to avail of the widest selection of accommodation. 
  • Visit our Booking Process page here. We also have helpful videos and guides on how to book a room detailing each step of the procedure.
  • Please be advised that UCD Residences accommodation is open for booking to all eligible UCD students, mixed genders and ages. As you choose your room please be mindful that you can see who has already booked into the apartment you are considering. It is important to note that where a resident is under 18 they will in all likelihood be sharing an apartment with students over 18 years of age.
  • Further information regarding room booking can be found on our FAQ page.
  • For information on the accommodation available in our residences please click here for information on locations and here for virtual tours


Off Campus Accommodation

The UCD Accommodation Pad, run by the UCD Residences Booking & Support Office, shows listings of houses, flats, apartments, lodgings and general self- catering accommodation.

For assistance with sourcing off campus accommodation please visit www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie.