Updated: 16th June 2020
While every effort will be made to accommodate you in your preferred housing location, final room allocations will only be possible after timetables are issued and the actual level of accommodation required is known in September/October. At that stage, it may be necessary to house you in a different block than your first choice.
Applications Open: 11:00 am on 26th February 2020
Applications Close: Midnight on 5th June 2020
During the application dates specified above, students must visit the DCU Accommodation Portal, create an account or log in and list their top three accommodation preferences. A €50 application fee is required at this stage to complete the application process.
1st Year Accommodation: Monday, June 8th
Deposit Due: June 15th
1st Year Accommodation
Arrival Date: September 16th, 2020
Departure Date: May 21st, 2021
Term Length: 35 Weeks + 2 Days
Rooms will be randomly allocated by a computerised lottery system on the dates specified above. All students will receive an email notification, whether they are successful or not.
From August 17th students with on-campus room offers will have three weeks to update their details at the DCU Accommodation Portal to confirm whether or not they need accommodation for the full semester or for specific dates (e.g. specific days, weeks or months), and their deposit will be applied accordingly.
If their timetable is such that they decide that they no longer require any accommodation, then their deposit will be refunded in full. Any student, who is not successful in the lottery for the allocation of rooms, will have the opportunity to book short-term stays through DCU Campus Residences, subject to the availability of rooms over the course of the academic year.
This radically different model reflects the new circumstances for students and we hope it will accommodate their needs.
Please note that the allocations are provisional until the CAO offers are released. At this time we will be verifying that all students who are allocated rooms are DCU students with the Registry and any rooms allocated to students who are not attending DCU will be cancelled.