UCD Open Day
Saturday 5 November 2016 10am - 4pm
One of the best ways to experience UCD life is to come to our Open Day

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UCD Open Day
Saturday 5th November 2016
10am-4pm

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University College Dublin invites final year secondary school students, mature students, their families, and guidance counsellors to the UCD Open Day taking place on Saturday, 5 November 2016.  One of the best ways to experience UCD life is to come to our Open Day. You will be able to gain a real insight into the student experience and life at UCD.

Gain a real insight into the student experience and life at UCD

Founded one hundred and sixty years ago, University College Dublin has continued to make a unique and substantial contribution to the creation of modern Ireland.

PLAN YOUR DAY

To see what to expect on Open Day see below.

The UCD Open Day takes place on the Belfield campus, located approximately 4km south of Dublin City Centre.

CENTRAL EXHIBITION

Open from 10am the central exhibition in O’Reilly Hall will give you the opportunity to ask questions on a one to one basis.

TALKS

There are over 100 programme and subject specific talks taking place in 8 locations around campus.

CAMPUS TOURS

Tours of the main Belfield campus will run at regular intervals throughout the day beginning at 10am from O’Reilly Hall. Led by our UCD Student Ambassadors tours last approximately 40 minutes.

Open Day Planner

Use the Open Day Planner to get the most out of the UCD Open Day.

Explore how UCD, one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities, has become Ireland’s global university

PLAN YOUR TRIP

The UCD Open Day takes place on the Belfield campus, located approximately 4km south of Dublin City Centre.

TRAVELLING TO UCD

Dublin is served by Dublin International Airport and UCD is approximately a 20 minute drive from the airport.There are frequent connecting buses from the airport to the City Centre.

PARENTS, GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS, TEACHERS & ALUMNI

Parents, teachers and UCD Alumni are very welcome to come along to the open day. The Haven is located in the conservatory of O’Reilly Hall and is a place to relax. You can grab a bite to eat in the conservatory café and enjoy the surroundings overlooking the UCD main lake.

Parents: there is a parents talk on ‘Helping your son or daughter make a course choice’.

ACCOMODATION

Dublin is a great city to visit so why not take this opportunity to make the most of your stay and book an overnight trip. 

For the list of accommodation near the University

TRANSPORT

Heuston Train Station: the Dublin Bus route 145 from Heuston station serves UCD.

Connolly Train Station: take the DART service southbound to Sydney Parade station, UCD is a short walk from Syndey Parade.

Dublin BusUCD Campus is served by the following bus routes: 46a, 39a, 145 and 17

By Car: UCD has a number of carparks throughout the Belfield campus. Parking on campus is free for the day and parking attendants will be on hand to give directions at all main entrances in to the campus. 

Dublin Airport: Aircoach operates a service from Dublin Airport to Leopardstown/Sandyford
/Stillorgan which stops at UCD

UCD COMMUTING GUIDE

See the UCD Commuting Guide for further information.

One of the best ways to experience UCD life is to come to our Open Day

Open Rehearsal
Open RehearsalThe UCD Symphony Orchestra invite you to pop in to their open rehearsal during open day from 1pm-4.30pm in the Astra Hall, located in the UCD Student Centre. The UCD Symphony Orchestra consists of over 80 student members, from a huge range of academic disciplines.
Philosophers Café
Philosophers CaféCome and talk philosophy over a cup of tea or coffee. Pop along to the Philosophers’ Café in Cuas, ground floor in the Newman Building. Philosophers from UCD School of Philosophy will discuss topics such as the possibilty of free will, human consciousness and political power in an informal and fun environment.