Pre-Arrival Information

We look forward to welcoming you to University of Galway’s student residences!

We’re committed to ensuring that your stay on campus is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and are focused on providing you with a home away from home as you make the most of your university experience.

In order to make your move as easy as possible, please read the following information in advance of check-in.

What do I need to do before check-in?

On the Student Accommodation Portal, you’ll need to:

• Accept the licence agreement (in preparation for your arrival, we kindly ask that you
carefully read and ensure that you understand the terms of the Licence Agreement and House Rules which incorporate the terms and conditions to which you must adhere during your stay.)

• Enter your bank details

• Upload a passport-sized photo

• Add contact information

• Nominate and confirm your guarantor details

• Pay the accommodation fees

Note: All of the above needs to be completed at least 10 days before checking in. Otherwise, the check-in process will be delayed.

When is check-in?

On the Student Accommodation Portal there is a ‘To do list’ that needs to be completed. Once this is done, we’ll contact you with a time and date for your check-in.

Where do I go to check in?

Check-in will take place at reception at Goldcrest Village (view on a map here). Eircode: H91 F78F.

Please come to reception at Goldcrest Village regardless of which of our residences you have booked.

Where can I park for check-in?

There is no parking at reception, only a drop-off area.

The nearest Pay & Display parking spaces are located at Corrib Village (opposite the common room and shop). They are marked with blue lines. There are also a few in the nearby University of Galway Park & Ride Car Park (view on a map here).

Please note that strict clamping is in operation on campus. A permit is required to park in non-Pay & Display spaces; for information, contact the University’s Parking Office.

Travelling by public transport? Here are some useful links.

Our residences are located on the North Campus of University of Galway and can be accessed by various modes of transport.

National bus and rail services arrive to the same area, just east of Eyre Square on Station Road, which is about a 10-minute drive away.


Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail)
Bus Éireann



• Take the 404 (Bus Éireann) bus from Eyre Square in Galway city centre to the Corrib
Village stop which is located on Upper Newcastle Road. View the timetable or the
Galway city network map here. The bus journey will cost €1.90.
• Alternatively, take a taxi from the rank in Eyre Square and ask to be taken to Corrib Village/Goldcrest Village, Upper Newcastle. Expect to pay approximately €10.
• To view an NUI Galway campus map, click here.
• To view Galway on Google Maps, click here.


• All buses depart from Terminal One outside of Dublin Airport. Buses depart every hour and the journey takes approximately 3 hours.
• Once you arrive in Galway, we recommend taking a taxi to Goldcrest Village. Taxis will be available outside the Coach Station. Expect to pay approximately €10.

How do I check in once I’ve arrived/parked?

When you enter, tell the receptionist your name and show your ID. You’ll then be given your apartment key card and directed to your apartment.

What to bring

Please refer to the housekeeping section on the relevant page below:

Please note: kitchens are fully equipped

Other useful items you may like to bring…

• I.D.
• Driving licence
• Medication
• Personal medical information
• Health insurance documentation

Compulsory induction

A compulsory induction must be completed by all new residents. You will receive an email with details.

Upcoming events

Keep an eye out for events which will be organised for residents throughout the academic year!

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Got a question?

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us (find contact details below). You can also find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here! In emergency outside of normal business hours, please call 00353 (0) 87 2753165.