CAO Students - COVID-19 FAQs

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For Autumn & Spring Trimester Students
Thurs 10/9/20 - Mon 17/5/21 (35 weeks 4 days)

For Autumn Trimester only students
Thurs 10/9/20 - Sat 24/12/20 (15 weeks)

For Spring Trimester only  students
Mon 11/1/21 - Mon 17/5/21 (18 week)

 

Information for returning students arriving from abroad will be released shortly.

There are hand sanitizers at the entrance to each building and in social spaces, laundries, and offices across the accommodation.  The common areas are cleaned daily with reference to touch points such as door handles and bannisters.  Within the apartments, the shared spaces (living room, kitchen etc) are the responsibility of each student. Hygiene checks will be carried out in residences if any issue should arise.

 

UCD Residences team have set aside a number of rooms for any student who may require restricted movement on medical advice during their stay in UCD Residences.

Ongoing social distancing protocols are in place at the front of house reception and social areas and the arrivals process will be designed to ensure a safe check-in process.

Each resident across campus accommodation is advised to follow the social distancing protocols set by the HSE and Irish Government. It is each student's responsibility to follow the guidelines in place. Where residents are concerned that someone is not adhering to the guidelines, they should alert Front of House staff or their Residential Assistant (RA).

Socializing is an important aspect of living in Residences and it will be informed by current HSE directions. At the moment, for example, no overnight guests are permitted and social spaces, games rooms and gyms within the residences remain closed.  We will however review the use of social space where possible for use by residents and we will have a programme of Res-life activities in place during the trimester which will be as before.

UCD has a strong support structure in place to ensure the welfare of our students.  If a Covid 19 positive case arises in the residences the University supports including Health and Counselling, will apply HSE guidelines at the time to ensure appropriate medical advice and support is followed.

All beds in units will be occupied.

Yes self-isolation will be required. If CAO or Returning students are coming to UCD Residences from abroad they must register with UCD Residences that they will be arriving from abroad with residence room booking. All returning students will receive an email communication on this.

Students travelling from outside Ireland will be asked to inform us so that we can adjust allocations if required to allow you to self-isolate. This may affect the exact room you booked, but where possible we will match your apartment type. More information on this will be issued during the summer.

Please contact the Residence Room Booking office via email, residenceroombooking@ucd.ie, to enquire about restriced movement rooms.

UCD Residence does not provide masks, gloves or individual sanitizer to residents.

CAO and returning students choose their own room when booking. If you wish to share with a friend you will need to coordinate trying to book the same apartment online.  An important part of living on campus accommodation is in making new friends and acquaintances. Please note your room choice may be affected if returning from abroad.

Residents who choose to travel during the license period (for example at Christmas break) will have to be aware of current travel advisories at the time, and that Government advice is being reviewed on an ongoing basis and may change during their trip. 

Should travel advice require self-isolation on return from a trip during the license period a resident may be required to self-isolate off campus before returning to UCD Residences.  This is dependent on advice at the time from the HSE and Irish Government.

Should You cancel your booking within 24 hours of making a booking You will be refunded your Deposit in full. Should You cancel your booking after 24 hours of booking but prior to the commencement of your Period of Residence You will be refunded your Deposit less an administrative charge of €50.

Should the refund policy be updated in the future residents who have confirmed their booking will be informed.

Please view the Cancellation Policy here.

Should You cancel your booking within 24 hours of making a booking You will be refunded your Deposit in full. Should You cancel your booking after 24 hours of booking but prior to the commencement of your Period of Residence You will be refunded your Deposit less an administrative charge of €50.

Should the refund policy be updated in the future residents who have confirmed their booking will be informed.

Please view the Cancellation Policy here.

Your fee is due from the 10th September 2020.  Should you develop symptoms and medical advice is that you self-isolate, UCD has set aside a number of apartments where this can be facilitated at no extra cost to your license fee already paid.

Due to current health advice transfers within campus accommodation this year will not be permitted. In extenuating circumstances UCD Residences may move students within residences at its discretion.