Information for Incoming Residents

The Campus Living Team looks forward to welcoming you to NUI 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 Campus Living reception at Goldcrest Village (view on a map here). Eircode: H91 F78F.

Please come to reception at Goldcrest Village even if your room is reserved at Corrib Village.

Where can I park for check-in?

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

Parking on check-in days is available for all arriving residents in the nearby NUI Galway Park & Ride Car Park (view on a map here).

Clamping is in operation on campus, but you can download a Temporary Student Parking Permit 2022 here.

Travelling by public transport? Here are some useful links.

Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village are located on the North Campus of NUI 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 ensure to bring the following:

• Duvet cover
• Pillow cases
• Bed sheets
• Towels

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

Are you an international student or an Irish student returning or arriving from abroad?

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Compulsory induction

A compulsory induction must be completed by all new residents. You will receive an email with details. To see answers to common questions, please refer to the last drop-down on our Information for Current Residents page.

Upcoming events

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

Useful tips and info

You may not be a current resident just yet but make sure to check out our Information for Current Residents web page here that features lots of useful tips and info!

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Got a question?

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing or calling 00353 (0) 91 527112.

You can also find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here!

In emergency outside of normal business hours, please call 00353 (0) 87 2753165.