Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have Wi-Fi?
Yes, Glenard has strong Wi-Fi connection throughout the whole house.
Do I have to bring my own towels and bedding?
Yes, you will be provided with pillows and a duvet cover.
Are there laundry facilities?
There is a laundry room with coin operated washing machine, dryer, sink & drainer.
Is access to the residence limited to certain times?
The house is open 24/7 to all current residents.
Do I have to return to Glenard every evening?
There is no problem with staying overnight elsewhere.
Can I park my car?
Yes, we have plenty of parking spaces with access to the grounds by automated gates.
Is there somewhere to keep my bike?
Yes, there’s loads of bike storage available for you to use.
Can I receive post?
Definitely; parcels, boxes and letters can be posted to you here.
Are boys allowed to visit the residence?
Yes, boys are welcome to attend all of our public events. Male visitors are welcome to study/work with you in the seminar room.
Who is responsible for a guest while they’re on the premises?
You are responsible for your guest. They must be signed in/out for meals and follow all regulations while here.
If I stay in Glenard do I have to attend activities organised in Glenard?
All activities of a cultural, social, spiritual and craic nature are optional.
What appliances are available in the kitchenette 24/7?
Microwave, kettle, Nespresso machine, fridge, sandwich maker and toaster. Students are asked not to have kitchen appliances inside their bedrooms.
Can I use the kitchen?
Yes, fully equipped kitchen is available: oven, dishwasher, sink, stove, blender, etc.
Can I buy my own food?
Yes, you will have access to dry food and cold food storage.
Can I keep a fridge or food in my room?
For health and safety reasons all food is left in the dry food and cold food storage area. Residents respect each other’s food items so you will always have access to it.
Can I make my own meals?
Yes. High quality dinner is prepared by our Catering team from Monday to Friday. Breakfast and lunch foods are available for you to make your own and eat when desired. At weekends food is available for you to prepare your own meal.
Do you cater for diets?
Not all dietary requirements can be catered for. However, you can supply required food and store them on site.
Will I be sharing a room?
All our bedrooms are single bedrooms; there is no option for shared rooms.
Can I personalise my own room?
Yes, as long as you return it to its original state when you check out. If not, damage charges will apply.
Who is responsible for cleaning my room?
You are! Cleaning supplies are available and Residence Assistants are on hand to advise.
Who cleans the communal areas?
Glenard Household Services staff clean the communal areas. We ask that everyone leaves communal areas clean and tidy after they use them.
Where can I smoke?
Our building is smoke-free but you’re welcome to smoke in the patio or outside the house.
Can I arrange for my friends to also live at Glenard?
Yes, you can recommend us to your friends as long as everyone applies to Glenard individually.
Is Glenard safe?
Yes, our premises are well lit. We have an alarm. All entry points have keypad access. Our 24/7 access door is covered by CCTV – see our CCTV Policy for further details. Glenard is a secure house to live in.
What they say ….
“Glenard’s proximity to UCD, study rooms and relaxed environment provided me with the perfect place to study and enjoy my final year of University.”
Aoife Phelan (Co. Tipperary), UCD