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Room Application Process

The application process for a room to live on campus is managed by the Accommodation Office and overseen by the Registrar of Chambers. The closing date for applications is published annually in the College calendar. All applications must be submitted through the Accommodation Office’s online application system, click here for details. This deadline is final.

A number of rooms are reserved for students with entitlements or awards. These include Scholars, officers of the Student Union, and students on Scéimeanna Cónaithe. Some winners of annual awards hosted by the CSC (Central Societies Committee) and some nominees by DUCAC (Dublin University Central Athletic Club) may be allocated a room. Information about allocations through CSC and DUCAC should be sought from these bodies. With the exceptions of Scholars, there is no automatic entitlement to a room.

Students who are requesting a room because of special circumstances must submit an application by the published deadline too. They must also complete an additional form outlining the special circumstances and submit it together with a Letter of Support from an appropriate source to the Registrar of Chambers, click here for details.

Since the process of room allocation is competitive, students should submit as full an application as possible in the first instance. There are no fixed criteria for the allocation of rooms. In allocating rooms, the objective is to create a vibrant community, in accordance with the College’s Strategic Plan. To this end, contribution to College life through clubs and societies and to the wider community will be taken into account. Where individual applications are of equal merit, random selection will be used to allocate places. Any canvassing will disqualify an application. The application process requires acceptance of the Conditions of Occupancy.

In order to give as many students as possible the experience of living on campus, students are unlikely to be allocated a place on campus for more than one year (unless they are Scholars). Allocations in previous years indicate that there is about a 60% success rate in the first round. Unsuccessful applicants in the first rounds can request to go on a waiting list which may result in a subsequent allocation of a room.

 

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Contact: chambers@tcd.ie
Last Updated: 05-Feb-2010