Access to buildings during the Christmas period

The University’s Buildings will close at 17:30, Thursday, 23rd December 2021 and reopen at 08:00 on Tuesday, 4th January 2022. Out-of-hours access arrangements apply during this period for staff and graduate students only.

Graduate students are reminded to ensure that they have made arrangements with their Schools in advance of the closure period if they intend accessing the building before the University re-opens in January. For any queries please contact us.

Buildings with Electronic Swipe Access

Out of hours access for card holders in these buildings will operate as normal during this period. Local access arrangements will need to have been made with the access control administrator.

All other buildings

Estate Services will admit only staff and graduate students to buildings.

Graduates students must carry a copy of written permission with them from their Head of School to access buildings together with their student Ucard. Notification of their intention to visit the building during the period of closure should be emailed by the school to estates@ucd.ie before 12 noon on December 17th.

Users are reminded that as the buildings are officially closed no heating will be scheduled to come on. To save energy and for your own safety you are asked to confine your visit to as short a period as possible between 09:00 and 16:00 each day.

Access will be given only through a designated perimeter door – under no circumstances will internal doors be unlocked by Estate Services – you must make prior arrangements for internal access.

All building users please note:

There is strictly no access to any buildings between 20:00 on 24th December (Christmas Eve) and 08:00 on 27th December, and again between 20:00 on 31st December (New Year’s Eve) and 08:00 on 2nd January.

Reduced Opening Hours during January 2022

As in previous years, with the exception of Newman and the O’Brien Science Centre, the opening hours of buildings will be reduced to 08:00-20:00 Monday to Friday between January 4th and the start of Spring Trimester. For further information watch for local notifications in January.

Gates Information

The opening times of the gates on the Belfield Campus are described below.

Please note that the traffic calming barriers will be open from December 23rd to January 3rd inclusive, to facilitate access to all parts of the campus when gates are closed.

 N11 EntranceGreenfieldFosters AvenueOwenstown ParkRosemount GateWynnsward DriveNewsteadRichviewWicket GateRoebuck PedestrianNova Pedestrian & Cycle Entrance
Thurs, Dec 23Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 07:00 – 00:00Open 07:00 – 19:00Open 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen as normalOpen as normalOpen as normalOpen 07:00 – 00:00
Fri, Dec 24Closed from 22:00Open from 22:00Open 07:00-00:00Open from 07:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosed from 22:00Open as normalOpen as normalOpen 07:00 – 00:00
Sat, Dec 25Open from 22:00Closed from 22:00ClosedClose at 22:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normalClosed
Sun, Dec 26Open 24hrsClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedOpen 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normalClosed
Mon, Dec 27Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 07:00 – 00:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normalOpen 07:00 – 00:00
Tues, Dec 28Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 07:00 – 00:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normalOpen 07:00 – 00:00
Wed, Dec 29Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 07:00 – 00:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normalOpen 07:00 – 00:00
Thurs, Dec 30Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 07:00 – 00:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Closed from 00:00Open 06:30 – 22:00ClosedClosed from 00:00Open 07:00 – 00:00
Fri, Jan 31Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 07:00 – 00:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00ClosedOpen 06:30 – 22:00ClosedClosedOpen 07:00 – 00:00
Sat, Jan 1Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 07:00 – 00:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open from 00:00ClosedClosedOpen from 00:00Open 07:00 – 00:00
Sun, Jan 2Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00ClosedClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen as normalClosedOpen as normalOpen 07:00 – 00:00
Mon, Jan 3Open 24hrsClosedOpen
Open 07:00 – 00:00Open 07:00 – 19:00Open 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen as normalOpen as normalOpen as normalOpen 07:00 – 00:00
Tues, Jan 4Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 07:00 – 00:00Open 07:00 – 19:00Open as normalOpen as normalOpen as normalOpen as normalOpen as normalOpen 07:00 – 00:00

  1. N11 entrances open 24/7 with the exception of a 24hr period on Dec 24/25th.. When N11 entrance is closed Greenfield Entrance will be open.
  2. Access to Nova & NIBRT via Link Gate road at Belfield House when Fosters Avenue Gate is locked.
  3. Newstead Gate opens 24/7 with exception on 1st January.
  4. Construction Entrance Gate on Fosters avenue not included.