UCD Open Day
Saturday 11 November 2023
We look forward to seeing you on-campus this year. Discover all UCD has to offer!


UCD is hosting its Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 11th November 2023
from 10am-4pm


Find out all you need to know about the courses you are interested in, explore our wonderful campus and meet our community. A full programme of events and talks will be posted here closer to the event. Registration is now open.

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



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.


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 2023
TALKS 2023

There are over 130 talks taking place in 6 locations around campus.


Tours of the main Belfield campus will run regularly from O’Reilly Hall. Led by our UCD Student Ambassadors tours last approximately 40 minutes.

Open Day Handbook & Planner
Open Day Handbook & Planner

Use the Open Day Handbook and 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


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


We have developed a user friendly UCD Commuting Guide to assist you on planning your journey to UCD more easily. Download it to have the most relevant information about commuting to UCD with you.


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’.


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


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. Please note there will be a free shuttle bus service from and to Sydney Parade Dart Station throughout the day from 9am to 4.30pm

Dublin BusOver 20 bus routes serve the Belfield campus, linking UCD to the city centre and suburban areas. The Belfield campus is served by the 39a bus, which runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 155 and 175 routes also provide great connectivity from north and south west Dublin. The 11 and 142 buses stop on the Clonskeagh side of campus and serve areas including Ranelagh and Rathmines. Express buses serve UCD offering fast direct routes from suburban areas and the greater Dublin region. RTPI screens are located at the bus stops and on campus outside the James Joyce Library & Student Centre, inside the Science and Newman Buildings and on the Blackrock Campus.

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. See Car Parks Map here. (Disabled parking spots are available in all car parks)


See the UCD Commuting Guide for further information.

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

UCD Performing Arts SocietiesWe invite you to visit the Student Centre Atrium for a number of musical performances by some of UCD’s Performing Art Societies:
College Stands, O'Reilly Hall, 10am-4pmVisit our college stands and talk to staff and students about the courses you interested in studying.

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