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The UCD ResLife Programme aims to build a community within UCD Residences through special events, fitness classes & sporting activities, adventure days, cinema nights and information on safety and awareness. We like to send you weekly emails during term to keep you up to date on everything that’s happening on Residence. We also have Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram so make sure to follow us via the links on the right under "useful links".


PDF 2017 / 18 Calendar

You can download the following PDF attachment which will show all the activity dates. Just click on the following link: ResLife Calendar 17/18


ResLife Social Space booking form

You have the option of booking a social space (maximum 3 hours) through one of the residence locations. Please click here to submit your request and we will e-mail back to confirm.



If you have any suggestions for events you would like us to run go to @UCDResLife on Facebook and leave us a message or email us at reslife@ucd.ie


Run Your Own ResLife Event

ResLife are offering residents an opportunity to get financial support and assistance with running their own ResLife event. To apply simply fill out the below application form and return to the Merville Reception. The event is planned for Tuesday, April 11th 2017. Forms should be submitted before noon on Friday, March 17th 2018.

The event is open to all residents.

Run Your Own ResLife Event



Winter Fair

ResLife Winter Fair Image

Our Annual Winter Fair took place on December 5th 2017 and kicked off the Christmas spirit for our residents. The mulled wine, gingerbread men, mince pies and hog roast were appreciated by all  while also enjoying the Christmas themed rides and seasonal music. The UCD Choral Scholars graciously joined us and preformed a number of festive pieces for us. 





Residential Gym

All of our residents are free to use our residential gym which is located in the Roebuck complex. Residents simply have to complete the gym induction for the Student Center Gym on your SIS Web to gain access to the main gym. Once this has been placed on your card please come to the Merville Reception and request access to the Roebuck Gym. 


Weekly Events

Monday - Pilates @ 17:30 in Ashfield Residence.

Tuesday - 5-a-side soccer in astro-cages by the Student Centre from 5pm to 6pm (4 cages).

Wednesday - Les Mills BodyBalance  @ 17:30 in Ashfield Residence.

Thursday - Yoga @ 18:00 in Ashfield Residence.


Fitness Classes

We provide yoga mats and all other necessary equipment for you so all you need to bring along is a small towel and a bottle of water. Of course if you have your own yoga mat you can bring it along instead. All fitness classes are free for Residents! Classes will run until 4th May 2018 excluding Bank Holidays.



Res Life showing 5 a side pitchResLife runs weekly 5-a-side football every Tuesday in the cages behind the Sports centre, free of charge! Make a team with other residents or come along and join a team. 5-a-side is a great way to meet students and to unwind in the fresh air after a busy day in classes. 






Cooking Classes

CookingFor Semester Two 17/18 we have lined up a number of Barista classes for our residents. Who else but the residents understand the need for quick and easy student friendly recipes on a budget! Places are limited for the classes so be sure to sign up early. We send information about sign up in our ResLife emails. 





Monthly Cinema Nights

During term we will hold Movie Nights in the Student Centre Cinema on campus. Residents can attend for free but seats are limited so make sure to get there early and bring your student card. Residents can vote for their preferred movie through our Facebook page poll and we usually show the movie with the most votes.

Our next movie nights arebscheduled for

20th February 2018 @ 8:30pm

6th March 2018 @ 8:30pm

Signup is required. Checkout of Facebook page a week before for more details.


Free Bus to Dundrum

Every so often we understand that you may get the shopping bug or you may want to go to the cinema to see the latest blockbuster. So ResLife organises a bus from residence to Dundrum for free. Save the heartache of dragging shopping bags all the way back to residence. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and weekly emails for information on upcoming buses. It’s also marked on your ResLife Calendar in your Welcome Pack.

Our next bus is on 2nd December 2017.



 Annual Events

Valentine’s Take Me Out

Take me outBy far our most successful event over the last few years, our Valentine’s Day Take Me Out Night will be held again this year on the 13th of February 2017. If you think you have what it takes to swoon the ladies or charm the lads then please click here to sign up. You can also email reslife@ucd.ie or pop in to talk to one of the RAs on duty in your residence. It’s always a guaranteed laugh with prizes to be won on the night. Tickets will be €2 at the door but this will also enter you into our raffle on the night. All proceeds will be donated to charity. Last years prizes included gift vouchers, merch from the UCD College Collection and top prize was a Google Audio Chromecast. Its a great event in aid of a great cause so don't miss it! 





Roebuck Castle Catered Formal Dinners

reslife muckross cateredOur catered residence has a Christmas Formal Dinner and an End of Year Feast for the residents to enjoy. Fabulous ‌food enjoyed by all with many thanks to ‌our wonderful catering staff.





Free trips to IKEA

At the start of each term residents can signup for a seat on our free busses to IKEA, to add a personal touch to their bedrooms and apartments. A coach is organised to bring residents to and from IKEA. You can sign up for these free buses during check-in week. Checkout the events section on the @ucdreslife facebook page for more information.


Outdoor Cinema

ResLife - Outdoor cinema new picEvery year, weather permitting, we put on an outdoor cinema night at the beginning of the September term. We reserve our Merville car park and a cinema size projector is set up. Of course it wouldn’t be a proper Movie Night without sweets and treats so ResLife organises a variety of treats such as popcorn, ice cream, candyfloss or milkshakes! 


Casino Night

Professional dealers are hired for our ResLife Casino Night. Every year residents put on their glad rags and join us for a night of fun. There are always prizes to be won on the night with a prize for Best Dressed too. Come along on the 27th February 2018.


End of Year Carnival

 ResLife carnival picThe perfect antidote to the stress of exam study! We transform our car park into a fun fair with high rides, a carousel, carnival games, a BBQ, candy floss and popcorn rounding off the evening on a high note. This year we're hosting the carnival on 17th April 2018.