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Early Arrival

Early check-in is possible to facilitate early college start dates or international flights. Additional charges for extra days will be pro-rata with the rent and energy rates applicable to the room type. Room rates can be viewed here. Please note that it may be necessary to offer you an alternative room for a period of time before you are able to check-in to your room for the year/semester. Requests have to be made in advance and might not be facilitated if submitted day or two before arrival.

If you are a returning student, please submit an early arrival request from the student accommodation portal.

New students who require early check-in should submit an early arrival request via the online form below:

Bedroom and Kitchen Package

For students coming from overseas to take up rooms in residence, a ‘starter pack’ may be purchased by early September. These packs are designed to equip a student from overseas with the basic items to set up ‘home’, as Bed Linen, Tableware and Cooking Utensils are NOT included in the Inventory of Trinity College or Trinity Hall rooms. There are two packs available, essential bedroom package and kitchen package including eating and cooking utensils suitable for one person.  They are sold at cost price, and so are good value. You need to let the Accommodation Office know well in advance if you require a pack so that they can arrange to have one placed in your room on the day of your arrival. For details on what is included in the ‘starter pack’ please see  below:

2022/23 student starter packs:

Bedroom package – €50

Typical pack contents:

·      bedroom linen (1 duvet cover, 1 pillowcase, 1 sheet)

·      duvet

·      pillow

·      hand towel

·      bath towel

·      10 hangers

 

 

 

Kitchen package – €85

Typical pack contents:

·      Dinner plate, Side plate, Bowl, Mug, Drinking glass

·      Knife, fork, Dessertspoon, Teaspoon

·      Set of saucepans and Frying pan

·      Chopping board

·      Kitchen knife, Vegetable peeler, Tin opener, Corkscrew

·      Tea towel

·      Glass oven dish

·      Utensil set – potato masher, slotted turner, slotted spoon, serving spoon, ladle

Both packs can be purchased for the price of €135.00

PLEASE NOTE that the actual contents of these packages may be subject to slight variances, but the value and quality of the contents will be the same. Orders MUST be placed at least 2 weeks, ideally 4, prior to the day of arrival to ensure availability. If you are moving to Kavanagh Court, unfortunately you are not eligible to order these packs. If you would like to purchase a bedroom and/or kitchen package from the Accommodation Office, please go to the appropriate link below:

Online Induction

Before arrival, you will need to complete the Online Induction. This will be available on the accommodation portal 7 days before check-in and must be completed before moving in. This is mandatory for all residents, and you will not be able to check-in if this isn’t completed. You will receive a reminder 7 days before arrival to ensure you have this checked. Induction can be found in the student accommodation portal.

If you experience any issues with the portal, or the induction, please contact us immediately at resacc@tcd.ie

Inventory and Condition

When you take up occupancy of rooms you will be invited to confirm that the inventory of furnishings is in order and you will be asked to report any defects in fittings, décor etc. The inventory sheet will be included in your arrival pack given to you at check-in or an online form will be sent to you in a Welcome E-mail on the day of your arrival, depending on the location. Please fill it out and return it back to the reception within couple of days of arrival.

It is important that you do this because you may after your departure be charged for any items that are missing or any dilapidation that is deemed to be beyond normal wear and tear.

Residential Licence

When students accept the offer of a room online, they are also required to accept online the residential licence. This Licence is the agreement between you as the occupant of the room and Trinity. It is important that you read and understand the licence because it states your responsibilities. Among other matters, the licence states the terms under which you may leave your accommodation early and it details what is permitted and what is prohibited.

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Driving in & Parking

Campus residents might drive into Campus to move in but won’t be able to park overnight. The same rules apply to Trinity Hall residents.

If planning to drive into Campus only, the below details must be sent to residences@tcd.ie at least 2 days in advance so that they can be sent to Security.

Student Name

TCD Student I D No

Student Email

Room Number

Date of Visit

Arrival Time

Departure Time

 

Driver Name

Driver Mobile No

Car Registration No

 

Fire Safety & Security

Trinity takes fire safety and general security very seriously. Residents must cooperate by also taking personal responsibility for fire safety and general security. Residents should not do anything to compromise fire safety or security.

All residents are required to attend in person a compulsory Fire Safety and Orientation Talk after they move in to rooms, if in place, or view a Compulsory Online Induction before checking in.

It is recommended that all residents download the SafeZone app after checking in. This app increases the security and safety of students and staff­ while in a Trinity location. It provides immediate access to Trinity resources to provide assistance in cases of emergencies or when an alert is raised. More information on this and all safety at Trinity can be found under the FAQ and Residents Information sections.

Welfare

Trinity has a wide range of policies and services available to support student and staff welfare. Trinity has a formal Dignity and Respect policy and has under this policy nominated contact persons. In addition for staff, it has an externally delivered employee assistance programme.

Perhaps the most difficult situations are where welfare issues arise outside the normal working hours of most of the formal services. In such instances, residents should through the security or attendant staff on duty, seek to contact an Assistant Junior Dean on campus or an Assistant Warden at Trinity Hall. Such officers are normally on-call outside hours and have some experience of providing first line response to students with distress, difficulties or problems. Outside normal hours it may also be possible to contact the Welfare Officer of the Students’ Union or at Trinity Hall, the Welfare Officer of the Junior Common Room. In addition telephone services such as Nightline are also available.

Details of the support services that are available are detailed on the following page.

Moving Out

Your occupancy of rooms normally ends in May, as per the date on your offer letter. This is typically on the last day of the exam period. You will be sent a reminder of your move out date in April, at which time you will also be informed of the process for requesting an extension to your tenancy on academic grounds, should you require it.

If you wish to stay beyond the normal period of occupancy you must make a request to the Accommodation Office on campus or at Trinity Hall. Extensions of occupancy will be facilitated where there are academic reasons for your continued participation in College. For extended occupancy particularly for postgraduates it may be necessary for you to move rooms.

When you leave rooms you must leave rooms in a clean and tidy condition with all rubbish and personal belongings removed.

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