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Trinity Hall is an official residence of Trinity College that is recommended for all students but particularly for new entrants to College. There is a vibrant sense of community at Trinity Hall with an active Junior Common Room which organises a diverse range of activities making the Hall an ideal place to make friends and get acquainted. But there are more than the social activities to consider as Trinity Hall is organised as an academic community with the appropriate supports and just the right amount of reasonable regulation.

We anticipate that in 2023 Trinity Hall will start an exciting redevelopment project on one of its older residences.  Prospective residents are advised that there will be some level of noise, and construction traffic to be expected during the works; and some communal facilities will not be available to residents during the duration of the project.

Residential Room Applications for 2023/24 Academic Year

Applications for Trinity Hall for new entrants to college will  be open from 28th March to 22nd May 2023. We anticipate that the provisional offers to CAO students will be made in late June 2023.

It is important to note that places at Trinity Hall are not offered on a first to apply, first offered basis. Each year the demand for accommodation greatly exceeds the number of places available. Once the provisional application process has closed on 22nd May, random selection will be used by the Warden on all applications to choose a selection of applicants. These applicants will be made a ‘provisional place’ offer. Applicants not selected during the random selection process will be notified. Following the First Round of CAO offers, and on being successful in getting a place in TCD, ‘provisional place’ holder’s supporting statements will be used to assist with the allocation of room assignments.

Please note this important information below:

CAO students – Your full name and your CAO number MUST match your CAO application. Any discrepancies/errors in your name and CAO number may lead to your accommodation application not being reviewed.

For example, if your full name has been registered in an English format on your CAO application, it must be in an English format on your accommodation application. If you have used your full name in an Irish format, this must be in an Irish format on your accommodation application.

Please ensure that you use your CAO application number and not your Leaving Certificate exam number.

NON-EU Students and Deferred Students – If you have been provided with a TCD student number, you MUST apply through TCD student stream rather than CAO applicant stream. To do this, please ensure that you register your account by completing the “Students with a Trinity College ID” fields. Failure to apply through the correct stream may lead to your accommodation application not being reviewed.

Applications under Special Considerations – If you are seeking accommodation on the grounds of a disability, illness or other extenuating circumstances, please ensure that you complete a Special Considerations Form. These forms will be accepted until Friday, 26th May 2023. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Accommodation in Trinity Hall is open to all Trinity College students who are undertaking a full-time undergraduate degree programme with priority given to Junior Fresh students. Apartments in Trinity Hall would generally consist of mixed genders, nationalities, academic disciplines, and ages. Students under the age of 18 will in all likelihood be sharing an apartment and/or twin-room with students over 18 years of age. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact

If you have further queries, please review FAQ section.

FAQ’s  for incoming residents about Trinity Hall  September 2023

 Where is Trinity Hall? Trinity Hall is located in Rathmines, 4.5 Kms (2.5 miles) from the main TCD city centre College. Rathmines is a really nice residential suburb on the southside of Dublin in Dublin 6. The village of Rathmines a is a ‘buzzy, popular’ student area with loads of shops, bars, restaurants and amenities).

How many residents live in Trinity Hall? Approximately 940.

What types of rooms are available in Trinity Hall? Single ensuite, or twin ensuite rooms – typically six people live in each apartment and share the communal kitchen/ living room. Apartments will generally be made up of a mix of genders, nationalities, academic disciplines, and ages. Students under 18, will in all likelihood be sharing an apartment and/or twin-room with students who are over 18 years of age. If you would prefer a female or male only apartment you can request this at the time of making your application.

How do I apply for a room at Trinity Hall? The room application period will open from March 30th  to the 22nd of  May 2023 when you will be able to apply online at  You cannot apply before the 30th of March 2023.  Applications that are received after the 22nd of May 2023 will be treated as late applications and will only be reviewed & considered once the First Round of CAO offers are issued, should any remaining places become available after the initial waitlist has been exhausted. You will need to use your CAO number to make an application.

Can I apply for accommodation on the MAIN TCD  campus? No (not until you are a final years student). Campus accommodation is usually reserved for final year students. First year undergraduates are housed in Trinity Hall.

Is accommodation guaranteed for first years? Unfortunately, no. Trinity Hall currently houses approximately 850 first year undergraduates, so not all applicants are successful in getting a place in Trinity Hall as we are always oversubscribed.

 What if I get a provisional offer for accommodation at Trinity Hall but don’t get TCD in the first round of CAO offers? Unfortunately provisional place offers are only valid for the first round of CAO offers. If you get an offer of a course in TCD on the second or subsequent round your provision room offer will no longer be valid. You will need to re apply for a room in Trinity Hall.

What if my application for a room at Trinity Hall is not successful and I live outside of Dublin? The Students’ Union runs an Accommodation Advisory Service before the start of the autumn term, to assist students seeking private accommodation in Dublin.

How do I get to College from Trinity Hall?

  • The Milltown LUAS (tram) stop is nearby and the journey time will take around 20-30 min
  • The 128 bus stop is located just outside Trinity Hall and journey time is about 30 min
  • Cycle – journey time 30 min
  • Walk – journey time 45 min


More information on Trinity Hall can be found within this web page.

Current Student Full time degree students may apply for a room on campus or at Trinity Hall for the following academic year during the application period, dates are usually published in January and can be found above. Generally, undergraduates entering their final year and postgraduates reading for degrees by research will be prioritised for residential accommodation. In addition, a small number of first year students residing at Trinity Hall will be offered rooms for a second year at Trinity Hall. Students studying part-time or diploma courses are not eligible for College accommodation. Please note only registered students are granted accommodation and students going off books for whatever reason during the academic year will be required to vacate their rooms.

How to Apply Current students who wish to apply for accommodation must make an online application. If you have not already set up an account to apply for accommodation you must set-up the account before being able to log-in. Click here for the Step by Step Guide to setting up an account. Part of the account set up process involves clicking on a confirmation code that will be included in an email that will be sent to you.

Before making an application it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Consider what is the most appropriate location and room type for your circumstances. Click here for allocation quotas.
  • Visit the Accommodation web pages to find details of the types of rooms and facilities that are available and to see the rental rates that apply.
  • If your application is on the basis of a significant medical disability or other similar special consideration read the relevant information on Special Consideration applications on this webpage.
  • The online application includes a personal statement. It is recommended that you write a few short paragraphs as a personal statement highlighting your talents and interests and outlining the contribution you will make to Trinity by living in residences.

Share of twin bedroom en-suite within an apartment

SEP 16 - JAN 15
JAN 15 - MAY 10

Single bedroom en-suite within an apartment

SEP 16 - JAN 15
JAN 15 - MAY 10

Application Process

Who can apply to stay at Trinity Hall, Dartry?

  • CAO applicants/1st year UG students
  • 1st year UG Non-EU students

All above must be a Full Degree Full-Time students only where the Degree is being delivered by Trinity. No other cohort is eligible for Trinity Hall accommodation.

Please note only registered students are granted accommodation and students going off books for whatever reason during the academic year will be required to vacate their rooms

Please click on the apply for a room button on this page to begin your application