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General Info for Residents

Welcome to the Accommodation Office homepages for residents living on campus and at Trinity Hall. In these pages we hope to give you a wide range of information on the facilities and services available to residents, as well as outlining policies and guidelines relevant to living in rooms. The purpose of this information is to make your stay in rooms as trouble free as possible and to ensure that you have a satisfactory experience. We welcome your suggestions on any additional information you think may be of interest to fellow residents. For further information about Housekeeping issues, such as cleaning schedules, laundry facilities, cleaning tips etc, please visit the 'Housekeeping' section.

Campus

The Accommodation Office is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 1pm and 2pm-5pm each day. Queries can be emailed to residences@tcd.ie, or you can telephone 8961177 during office hours. After hours you can contact Front Gate at 8963978 in case of difficulties or key problems. In Goldsmith Hall attendants are on duty in the residential area at weekends and overnight and they will assist with local problems.

In the event of a serious emergency, particularly where you require the attendance of ambulance, fire or police services please telephone College Security at 8961999 (internal 1999). To ensure a co-ordinated response please do not call these services directly. We recommend that you programme these numbers into your mobile phone using the prefix "01" before the number.

Trinity Hall

The Accommodation Office is open Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm, and on Fridays from 8.30am to 4pm.

The reception area is staffed 24 hours a day. During office hours the reception area is staffed by a member of the Accommodation Office Administrative Staff. Outside of office hours the reception desk is staffed by a member of the RSA (security) team.

In the event of a serious emergency, particularly where you require an ambulance, fire or police services, please ring our office number 4971772 for assistance or call in person.

Trinity Hall - Warden's Office

The Warden's Office is located on the first floor of Oldham House. Anyone wishing to make an appointment to talk with the Warden should request to do so through the Accommodation Office located in the main reception area or by email at warden@tcd.ie.

Trinity Hall - Security

Trinity Hall RSA staff (Security) are currently located at the main reception area. They may be contacted 24 hours a day by dropping in or simply calling 01 4971772. Dial 16 from an internal extension.

Access to College

The main pedestrian entrance to the College is through the Front Gate from College Green, which is open from 08.00 to 24.00hrs, Monday to Friday. After midnight there is controlled access for residents and guests via Front Gate on production of a College ID card, room key or key card. Overnight guests who have been previously signed-in and who are in the company of their host will also be admitted. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, Front Gate is open from 08.00 to 18.00hrs. Between 18.00hrs and midnight entrance is via the Nassau Street Gate at the Arts Building. After midnight access reverts to Front Gate.

The Nassau Street entrance at the Arts Building is open Monday to Friday 08.00 to 20.00hrs. On Saturday this entrance remains open until 24.00hrs, while on Sunday it is open until 18.30hrs.

The Lincoln Place entrance, which is the main vehicular entrance, is open 7 days a week up to 24.00hrs. This gate opens at 07.00hrs, Monday to Friday and opens at 08.00hrs on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Goldsmith Hall entrance is by swipe card only through the entrance door on Westland Row.

There may be variations on the above opening times at certain times of the year or to facilitate special events.

To view a map of the campus, please visit the College Maps website (opens in a new browser window).

Access to Trinity Hall

The main pedestrian entrance to the Trinity Hall grounds is through the side gate from Dartry Road, which is open 24 hours a day and can be accessed using your key card. The pedestrian entrance at Temple Road gate remains open between 06.00 – 01.00 daily. After 01.00 there is controlled access for residents and guests via the main pedestrian entrance on Dartry Road on production of a College ID, room key or key card. Overnight guests who have been previously signed-in and who are in the company of their host will also be admitted through this gate. The only vehicular access is through the main gate on Dartry Road which is open between 0600 and 2400 and is controlled with the use of a vehicular barrier.

Christmas Vacation

Over the Christmas period and the New Year the College closes down for an extended period and access restrictions apply to some of the exits/entrances. Residents may remain in rooms and are able to enter and exit College and Trinity Hall at all times. Restrictions do apply in relation to guests. Specific information is advised in advance by email.

Overnight Guests - Campus

If you want to have a guest stay on campus overnight you must have them signed in the overnight guest register before midnight. The register is located at the Front Gate. Overnight guests will only be admitted after midnight in the company of the resident. Only one overnight guest per resident is permitted at anytime. As a general rule overnight guests are not permitted on campus over the Christmas period, or during annual examinations. At other times the Registrar of Chambers may prohibit overnight guests for operational reasons.

Overnight Guests - Trinity Hall

If you want to have a guest stay at Hall overnight you must have them signed in the overnight guest register prior to 11.30pm. The register is located in the Accommodation Office. Overnight guests will only be admitted after 1am in the company of the resident. Residents may only host one overnight guest at any time and for no more than two nights without applying to the Warden in writing for permission. As a general rule overnight guests are not permitted at Trinity Hall over the Christmas period, or during annual examinations. At other times the Warden may prohibit overnight guests for operational reasons. Hosts are responsible for the behaviour and actions of their guests.

Membership of the Junior Common Room (JCR) - Trinity Hall Residents Only

All residents are required to pay an annual subscription fee to the JCR. This charge is currently €40.00 per person for the academic year. The JCR is the representative and coordinating body for all Trinity Hall students, and is responsible for organising social events throughout the year. The subscription entitles each student to the use of leisure facilities provided by the JCR and attendance at social function hosted by both JCR and SCR.

The Trinity Ball

The Trinity Ball is usually held on the last Friday in Trinity Arts (Letters) Lecture Term. Marquees are usually erected in the Front and New Square areas and the area is then cordoned off. Access to and from the College and the Ball area is restricted between 6pm and 2am on the night of the Ball. All residents within the 'Ball Area' attending the Ball must possess a valid ticket. Otherwise residents must remain in their rooms for the duration of the Ball. Residents inside the Ball area without tickets will not be admitted to College between approximately 6pm and 2am on the night of the Ball. On the evening of the Ball, the Junior Dean and Assistant Deans carry out an extensive search of the residential areas, and any non-residents found in the buildings are escorted from the area unless they are in possession of a ticket for the Ball.

Intercoms

Keys

For security reasons it is important that you do not identify your room number on your keys in case they are lost. If you do lose your key, please report this immediately to the Accommodation Office who will issue you with a new one. If conventional metal keys are lost, it will be necessary to have the lock replaced. The cost of lock changes and replacement keys will be charged to the resident. Lost electronic key cards can be replaced for a nominal charge as there is no necessity to reprogram these locks. Outside normal office hours temporary key cards will be provided by the Security Centre at Front Gate or the Attendants Desk in the courtyard at Goldsmith Hall. For residents of Trinity Hall, please contact the Security staff located in the main reception.

Operation of Electronic Locks

Parking

There are no parking facilities for student residents on campus. At Trinity Hall, there are a number of car spaces available to both staff and students. However in order to avail of this facility an up to date car parking permit must be displayed at all times. Our security staff have been authorised to fully enforce this policy, and clamping will be carried out on vehicles not displaying a car permit. If you would like to apply for a permit you will need to produce copies of the following documentation as well as completing an application form: Registration, Insurance, Tax Certificate, Driving Licence.

Guest parking at Trinity Hall can be arranged by contacting the Accommodation Office during office hours to apply for a visitor permit.

Recycling

For information about recycling please visit the following:

Insurance for your Belongings

Insurance cover for residents is included in the utility charges.

Laundry

Public Transport

Trinity Hall is located 2.5 miles from the Trinity College and the City Centre, it is served by the Luas (opens in a new browser window) tram line and the 140 bus. For further information on the bus service please visit the Dublin Bus website (opens in a new browser window).

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Last updated: August 29 2016
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