Access to buildings during the Christmas period

The University’s Buildings will close at 17:30, Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 and reopen at 08:00 on Monday, January 4th, 2021. Out-of-hours access arrangements apply during this period for staff and graduate students only. 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 building closure if they intend accessing the building before the University re-opens in January. For any queries please email us.

Covid-19 arrangements remain in place and users are asked to complete the Contact Tracing Attendance Form for every visit to campus to enter a building.

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 card. 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 18th.
  • 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, contacting Estate Services on (01)7167000 – under no circumstances will internal doors be unlocked by Estate Services – you must make prior arrangements for internal access.
  • Please ensure to carry your UCD staff/student card while on campus and to complete the Contact Tracing Attendance form.

All building users please note:

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

Reduced Opening Hours during January 2021
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 24th to January 1st inclusive, to facilitate access to all parts of the campus when gates are closed.

 N11 EntranceGreenfieldFosters AvenueOwenstown ParkRosemount GateWynnsward DriveNewsteadRichviewWicket GateRoebuck Pedestrian
Wed, Dec 23Open 24hrsOpen 07:00-00:00Open 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen 06:30-00:00Open as normalOpen as normal
Thurs, Dec 24Closed 22:00-23:59Open 22:00-23:59Open 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen 06:30-22:00ClosedOpen as normal
Fri, Dec 25Closed 00:00-22:00Open 00:00-22:00Open 00:00-23:00Open 07:00-24:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normal
Sat, Dec 26Open 24hrsClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed 00:00-07:30Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normal
Sun, Dec 27Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen 00:00 - 24:00ClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normal
Mon, Dec 28Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normal
Tues, Dec 29Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen as normal
Wed, Dec 30Open 24hrsClosed (00:00 remove bollards & close gate 24hrs)Open 07:00 – 19:00Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen 06:30-22:00ClosedOpen as normal
Thurs, Jan 31Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Closed 00:00-23:59Open 06:30-22:00ClosedClosed
Fri, Jan 1Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 24hrsClosedOpen 24hrsClosed 00:00-23:59ClosedClosedOpen as normal
Sat, Jan 2Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen as normalClosedOpen as normal
Sun, Jan 3Open 24hrsClosedClosedOpen 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen as normalClosedOpen as normal
Mon, Jan 4Open 24hrsClosedOpen 07:00-00:00Open 24hrsOpen 07:00 – 19:00Open as normalOpen as normalOpen as normalOpen as normalOpen as normal

  1. N11 entrance open 24/7 with exception of 24hr period on Dec 24th and 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 open 24/7 with exception on 1st January
  4. Owenstown Park Gate open 24/7 with exception of Dec 25th. Access to Roebuck via open barrier at car park 04 during this time