On Campus Villages


Frequently Asked Questions

Typical questions incoming students may have about life in residence at UL

 

1.       How do I apply for on-campus accommodation?

All campus bookings must be made via our website. Please see our homepage for further information on availability. Alternatively, please contact our accommodaiton office on 0035361-202331.

 2.       When can I check in? If I arrive early can I check in?

The earliest check-in date for Academic Year 2017/18 is Sunday 27 August 2017. Unfortunately we are unable to facilitate an earlier check-in date.  Please click here for a list of local hotels and bed & breakfasts.

3.       Can I check in if I have not yet paid my rent?

Full pre-payment of the semester rent is required before keys will be issued. 

4.       Is my application fee/deposit part of my rent?

The application fee/deposit is separate to your rent. It becomes a damage deposit once you arrive on campus and will be returned to you after your stay as long as there is no damage to the accommodation or any outstanding bills and as long as the utilities deposit has not been exceeded.

5.       Who will meet me at the village?

A member of the management team will meet with you on arrival at the village.  For international students please check with the International Office for meeting details.

6.       Where do I get my key?

Your keys can be collected from the Village Reception upon arrival.

7.       What are reception opening hours?

Each Village Reception will open for check in from 2pm on Sunday 27 August 2017. Regular service hours during the academic year are as follows: 08h30 - 22h30 Monday to Thursday. 08h30 - 19h00 on Fridays, closed on Saturdays and open from 18h30 to 22h30 on Sunday evenings.

International Students: Please advise us of late and weekend arrivals. 

8.       How do I know where I will be living and with whom?

Your village will be confirmed on receipt of the booking deposit.  Your apartment/house and room number will be available to you on check-in. If you have requested to live with someone, we will do everything we can to fulfill your request.  However, this is not always possible.

9.       How can my parents contact me by telephone?

There are operational telephones in every house in the villages. The number will be provided at the Village Reception or on the notice board beside your telephone. Please check with Village Reception upon arrival.

10.       Where will my parents & others send my mail?

Student's Name
House No.
Room No.
Plassey Village
Plassey Park Road,
Limerick,
Ireland

Student's Name
House No.
Room No.
Kilmurry
Village
Castletroy,
Limerick,
Ireland

Student's Name
House No.
Room No.
Dromroe
Village
Castletroy,
Limerick,
Ireland

Student's Name
House No.
Room No.
Thomond
Village
Castletroy,
Limerick,
Ireland

Student's Name
House No.
Room No.
Cappavilla
Village
Castletroy,
Limerick,
Ireland

Student's Name
House No.
Room No.
Troy
 Village

Groody Student Centre

Castletroy,
Limerick,
Ireland

11.   What should I bring for my room?

You are provided with a duvet and pillows for your bed. You should bring some bed linen. Students travelling from abroad can organise this when they arrive at local stores in the area.  For a full detail of inventory, please download the inventory list here.

12.   What is provided for in the living/kitchen area?

Each kitchen is equipped with crockery, utensils and cutlery for each resident. Kitchens are fully equipped with hob, oven & grill, refrigerator & freezer. We have multi-channel TV in the living area with comfortable seating. For a full detail of inventory, please download the inventory list here

13.   Where can I do my laundry?

You can wash and dry your laundry in the village launderette. Tokens can be purchased at the Village Reception to operate the machines. Washing detergent is not supplied and can be purchased at the village shop or a local store.

14.   What do I need to know about bringing a computer and setting it up in my room?

All rooms have free access to Wifi. Students may also access the wired university network from their room if they wish. For further details, please refer to the Student Computing Services link on http://www.ul.ie/main/current/index.shtml or click here. 

Note, all residences on campus are non - smoking. 

16.   What storage will I have?

You will have ample shelving space for clothes and books, a wardrobe for hanging clothes and under-bed storage.

17.   What type of clothing would you suggest?

Many people associate Ireland with rain! Like many European countries, we do get rain so bring a raincoat and possibly an umbrella. Our winter can be cold so bring warm sweaters, scarf and hat.

18.   Who will be there in the event of an emergency?

The Village Manager resides in the village and will attend to serious emergencies such as fire or serious accidents. Campus Security are on duty every night in the village for your safety.

19.   Packages – What not to do to avoid excessive charges.

Before your friends and family back home send a package to you, please ask them to check for Customs & Excise charges. We have noted in the past that some students are subjected to heavy charges, in particular when sending items such as clothes and gifts.

20.   Where is the university located in relation to the city centre? Can I walk there?

The university is located in the suburb area of Castletroy. The city centre is about 15 minutes by bus/taxi. It would take about 30 minutes to walk and this is not advisable by night.

21.   Can friends/relatives stay with me?

Only with the prior approval of the Village Manager. There may certain times of the year where we will not allow non residents come into the villages. Please check with your Village team to confirm if guests can stay at any given time. 

22.   What if I change my mind or find alternative accommodation? Do I get my deposit back?

Unfortunately, given the high demand for on-campus accommodation, you will forfeit your deposit should you wish to cancel your booking with us.

23.   Are the rooms insured?

Insurance for personal items such as PCs, laptops, stereos and other personal belongings is not provided. 

24.   When do I have to move out?

AY2016/2017

Students staying for the Full Academic year or Spring Semester only are required to vacate their rooms no later than 10h00 on Thursday 18th May 2017

The departure date for GEMS students is Sunday 18 June 2017. 

AY2017/2018

The departure date for students staying for the Autumn Semester only is Sunday 17th December 2017.

Students staying for the Full Academic year or Spring Semester only are required to vacate their rooms no later than 10h00 on Wednesday 16 May 2018.

The departure date for GEMS students is Sunday 17 June 2018.

 

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