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January Arrivals and Orientation 2021


Congratulations on your acceptance to Trinity College Dublin as a January Start student! The information on this page is important for all students arriving in January - undergrdauate, visiting & Erasmus, and postgraduate. Please read it carefully to ensure you know what you need to do.

Important information for your arrival in Ireland Student FAQs for Arriving in Ireland Recordings of Orientation Meetings

Pre-departure

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has created a Covid-19 Tracker App which we recommend that you download from the App Store https://covidtracker.gov.ie.

This will allow you to log any symptoms of Covid-19 each day prior to arrival in Ireland, for the 14 days of restricted moments after arrival and for your time in Ireland. The app automatically saves your symptom history and is useful for you as an individual to have that data if you experience a change in health status.

Keeping a note of your symptoms during this time period is an essential requirement. In line with national public health guidelines, we need to ensure that all travelling are free of Covid-19 symptoms for the 14 days prior to travelling. In order to do this, we are asking you to complete the following form

This form needs to be completed so that we can be alerted to any change. If you are due to travel within the next 14 days, you must certify that you have been symptom free for the period up to which you can record on a daily basis. If you are due to travel in 8 days then you must certify that you have had no symptoms for the last 6 days and record symptoms daily until departure.

Covid-19 Tracker App Mandatory Symptom Tracking Form

Accommodation and Restricted movements for 14 days after arrival

As for all people coming into Ireland from countries not on the COVID-19 Green List you will have to restrict your movement for 14 days. This means that you stay indoors in your room/apartment and avoid contact with other people.

In all accommdation types you should follow the public health guidelines

In Trinity and Trinity secured accommodation this means that:

  • You must stay in your apartment except to take brief outdoor exercise at 2m distance
  • You may not come onto Trinity’s campus until your 14 days are complete (if you are in campus accommodation you must stay in your room)
  • You may not enter any other buildings on campus or Trinity Hall during the 14 day restricted movement
  • You may not take public transport
  • You may not have visitors
  • You may not visit anyone
  • If you have access to any shared communal areas, you must only use if there is no one else using them and you must wear a face covering at all times. If you are using shared bathroom facilities you must clean the area before and after use. Cleaning material will be provided for this purpose. This applies to any other shared areas such as kitchens but as all meals are to be provided it is expected this need to use kitchen facilities will be minimal.
  • You must wear a face covering at all times when outside of your room (unless you are exempt from doing so due to health reasons). Time outside of your room should be minimal and only for exercise, to collect meals from the dining hall, if needed to go to the convenience shop, and to bring out refuse.
  • You must adhere to the College code of conduct at all times as found on https://www.tcd.ie/Junior_Dean/student-discipline/.

Orientation

Virtual Orientation for all students arriving in January 2021 will be from Monday 25th - Friday 29th January 2021

We will also be running online activities for those of you in a period of restricted movement from Monday 18th - Friday 22nd January

The timetable for restricted movement and orientation will contain the links to access online sessions in advance of the meetings

Orientation Meeting - Postgraduate Students

Orientation for postgraduate students will take place on Friday 29 January at 14.00. This session will cover student supports and services, the Library, and other important information for incoming students, research and taught. Check back here for the link.

Orientation Timetable - Visiting & Erasmus Students

Monday 25 January

Time Event Location
Various Times School Module Enrolment Meetings Click here for Module Enrolment page
11.00 - 12.00 Module Enrolment Information Click here to join
17.00 - 18.00 Quiz Night! Getting to Know Dublin with the Global Room Click here to register

Tuesday 26 January

Time Event Location
Various Times School Module Enrolment Meetings Click here for Module Enrolment page
11.00 - 12.00 General Orientation* Click here to join

Wednesday 27 January

Time Event Location
Various Times School Module Enrolment Meetings Click here for Module Enrolment page
11.00 - 12.00 Visiting Student Information and Q & A Session Click here to join
13.00 - 14.00 Erasmus information and Q & A Session Click here to join

Thursday 28 January

Time Event Location
Various Times School Module Enrolment Meetings Click here for Module Enrolment page
11.00 - 12.30 S2S Mentor Meet-Up* Check your @tcd email address for details

Friday 29 January

Time Event Location
Various Times School Module Enrolment Meetings Click here for Module Enrolment page
11.00 - 12.00 Living in Dublin, Cultural Adaptation & Immigration Click here to join

Restricted Movement Activities (18-22 January)

Monday 18 January

Time Event Location
11.00 - 12.00 Healthy Habits Click here to join
14.00 - 15.00 The History of Trinity Click here to watch

Tuesday 19 January

Time Event Location
11.00 - 12.00 Citation and Plagiarism Click here to join
14.00 - 15.00 Getting to Know the Library Click here to join

Wednesday 20 January

Time Event Location
14.00 - 15.00 Effective Study for Academic Success Click here to join

Thursday 21 January

Time Event Location
14.00 - 15.00 Looking After Your Mental Health during Covid-19 Click here to join
15.00 - 16.00 Academic Culture in Trinity Click here to join

Friday 28 January

Time Event Location
11.00 - 12.00 How to Be a Good Housemate Click here to watch
14.00 - 15.00 Introduction to Irish Literature Click here to watch

Additional College Supports and Services

All of our student services and supports are still open, and they have lots more resources and supports for academic studies, health and wellbeing, student life and practical information. You can explore our Covid-19 Student Support page below

Covid-19 Student Supports

What other activities can you do online?

Health and Safety

All of these plans are being put in place to ensure the health and safety of our college community. Once you have registered and within the first week, you will be invited to take a COVID-19 awareness module. Details will be provided to you on arrival. You are encouraged to use the HSE Covid Tracker every day. A staff and student HSE testing service for symptomatic people will be set up on campus in time for the start of term, so any student with symptoms will be able to access testing on site. Prior to then, our Health centre will arrange testing outside of campus.

If you become unwell at any stage you must contact College Health immediately and stay in your room. . Once you have contacted College Health, you must notify your place of accommodation without delay. Trinity Hall - phone 01-8968024 /Main campus - email student.residences@tcd.ie. If you are in other Trinity approved accommodation for the 14 days please contact the College Health Centre on 01-8968555.

You must notify a member of staff immediately if one of your close contacts at home is diagnosed with COVID-19, at any stage. You must not leave your room until a member of the Accommodation Office has made contact with you and advised you further.

You will need to self-isolate:

  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus (including notifying through the symptom tracker)
  • While you wait for a test appointment and the test results (if you are being tested as a close contact of a confirmed case and don’t have symptoms you need to continue to restrict your movements)
  • If you have a positive test for Covid-19

Self – isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people.

If you have any questions or would like any clarification on the points outlined on this site, please contact international@tcd.ie. Please also read the privacy statement available https://www.tcd.ie/globalrelations/privacy/.