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Application Procedure (Gaeilge)

Students receiving an offer of a place on a degree course at Trinity College through the CAO may apply for accommodation once they have received their Trinity ID Number. This will be contained in a welcome letter that will issue by email and post after the CAO offers are made.

Applicants are advised that the criteria used in allocating rooms is not first come first served. Rather rooms are allocated on the basis of creating a vibrant academic community which reflects the wider composition of the student body.

Hall is a very popular choice for incoming students and the number of applicants is usually greater than the number of places available. You are therefore reminded to make a serious attempt at filling out the application form. This information will be used to help rank applicants and in deciding on which residents should share an apartment with each other. Applicants should realize that Hall is not merely a dormitory and that residential life has been an integral aspect of Trinity's education since its foundation. Preference will be given to applications who can demonstrate how they might contribute to life in Hall and who show an appreciation of the fact that living in close confines with 1,000 other residents requires a degree of flexibility and consideration.

There is more demand for single rooms than there is for places in a twin room.
Pairs of students who apply together to share a twin room have a high probability of being successful.

Where all other criteria are equal random selection will be used to allocate places. Canvassing may disqualify an application.

Students With Special Needs - Students seeking special considerations on the grounds of medical or other circumstances should visit this webpage - link - as well as making the regular application. DARE eligibilty does not in itself guarantee priority in room allocation.

The types of of room available in Hall are described here. Before applying on-line students should read the guidelines on how to apply.

In accordance with best practice in the area of child protection, applicants who are under 18 on the 1st of November will not normally be considered for accommodation where there are shared bathrooms. Such applicants shall only be considered for single ensuite accommodation (regardless of preference expressed).

Residing in Hall is governed by the Conditions of Occupancy.

Contact: Trinity.Hall@tcd.ie
Last Updated: 16 August 2016