Campus Residences are delighted to offer Alcohol Free Accommodation as a pilot initiative for the 2019-20 academic year.
This accommodation option is available on the Glasnevin campus for 1st years and also returning students and will be subject to availability. Choosing Alcohol Free Accommodation does not guarantee you a place on campus but it is a (subject to availability) choice for those who are succesful in their application.
As a first year applicant, you will enter into the lottery system and tick the box for Alcohol Free Accommodation. If you are succesful in the lottery, you will not lose your place if you are not succesful with Alcohol Free Accommodation.
Alcohol & Substance Free Accommodation offers students a lifestyle choice to live in an environment where all residents and their guests agree to keep the area free of alcohol, drug and tobacco products. This type of accommodations aims to:
Offer students the choice to live in accommodation which is conducive with study and rest.
To raise awareness around the value of refraining from alcohol for physical and mental wellbeing.
To make the campus and local environment safer from alcohol related harm.
To promote the health and wellbeing of students
To cater for diverse needs of students particularly cultural differences, religious beliefs, personal preferences, issues with addiction, medical grounds and avoiding the anti-social side of alcohol consumption.
This initiative is aligned to the DCU Healthy initiative which promotes the health and wellbeing of the DCU campus community and to establish DCU as a health promoting university. It is also part of the National REACT project which aims to respond to Excessive Alcohol Consumption in Third Level.
Alcohol Free accommodation will be available to select when you apply for accommodation and is subject to availability.
Good luck with your application!