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. And make sure to check out our videos too:

Are you an international student or an Irish student returning or arriving from abroad? Below you will also find information relating to self-isolation and restricted movement in the context of COVID-19. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

What do I need to do before check-in?

On the student 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 before checking in. Otherwise, the check-in process will be delayed.

Quick tip: the student portal is also where you can log maintenance issues throughout the academic year (should you encounter any).

When is check-in?

On the student portal there is a ‘To do list’ that needs to be completed. Once this is done, then there is an option for you to select a time and date to check in.

Where do I go to check in?

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

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), in the Pay and Display area.

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 at the same station, just east of Eyre Square on Station Road, which is about a 10-minute drive away from the student residences.


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 approximately €2.30.
• Alternatively, take a taxi from the rank in Eyre Square and ask to be taken to Corrib Village/Goldcrest Village, Upper Newcastle. This should cost approximately €10.
• To view an NUI Galway campus map, click here.
• To view Galway on Google Maps, click here.

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

Due to COVID-19, only one person can enter Campus Living reception to check in. For further information relating to COVID-19, please see here.

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

Please note that payment for any due amounts outstanding is payable on arrival. Unfortunately, room keys can’t be issued where amounts remain outstanding.

What to bring

Please ensure to bring the following:

• Duvet cover
• Pillow case
• 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

COVID-19 – Information for international students and Irish students arriving or returning from abroad.

  • Please refer to for information
  • Students travelling from red listed countries have to isolate in Dublin hotel (City West) (correct at 14 July 2021)
  • For on-campus accommodation email
    For transportation queries, please contact
    For all other queries, please contact the International Office directly on
  • Can I arrive to Ireland and if so what do I need?
    Advice on July 16th 2021: On vaccination, we can confirm that students arriving into Ireland who are fully vaccinated and have a negative PCR test will not need to quarantine as long as the vaccination they have received is a vaccine that is authorised for use in Ireland. This is provided for in the Health Act 1947 (Exempted Traveller) (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations 2021, which came into effect on 17 April (available here: (Note: there are certain provisions in the legislation regarding the amount of time which has elapsed since second dose/full vaccination which vary between the different varieties, which will need to be borne in mind. We are conscious, however, that vaccines widely used in Asia and the Gulf such as Sputnik and SinoVac are not comprehended in this legislation).The 5 day post arrival PCR test will be provided free for arriving students. There will be a registration system for it. Details to be provided in due course. Currently, all arrivals to Ireland regardless of country of origin, vaccination status and negative PCRs have to restrict movement in their residence and have proof of a negative test no less than 5 days after arrival. This portal allows booking of free 5 day post arrival PCR test if booked within the two days before arrival.Please see here for more information.
  • Can I get a vaccination in Ireland?
    We strongly recommend that you are fully vaccinated before your arrive, as students from red-listed countries will be required to do Hotel Mandatory Quarantine.If you are arriving in Ireland in mid/late August, the University Health Centre’s advice is that it should be possible for you to access vaccination at that time via the national vaccination programme. Their advice is that if you don’t manage to obtain your 2nd vaccine dose before you leave home, then what you will need to do after you arrive here in Ireland is to use one of the options below to seek to register with our national Covid-19 vaccination programme.If you have a PPS number (, you can use the online registration portal to book your vaccination: you don’t hold a PPS number, you will need to use the telephone registration helpline to register for your vaccination: 1850241850 from Monday-Sunday, 8am-8pm.You will need to be residing here in Ireland in order to book a vaccination appointment, and the health service will not permit you to book an appointment in advance, before your arrival here. You will be required to bring photo identification and proof of address with you when attending your appointment.

COVID-19 Information

Are you an international student?

Find some useful information here. Click here to view NUI Galway’s Guide for International Students.

Compulsory induction

A compulsory induction must be completed by all new residents. New residents will be emailed in relation to this. To see answers to popular questions, please refer to the last drop-down on our Information for Current Residents page.

Upcoming events

Keep an eye out for virtual 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 91 527112.

You can also find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here!

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