Our unique campus offers first-class facilities for our students to study, relax and socialise in the surroundings of a magnificent period estate. The campus is located in the seaside town of Blackrock, 10km south of Dublin City Centre.
Learn more about the wide range of on-campus services and facilities available to our students.
Facilities and Services
As a UCD student, you have access to library collections, including e-books, e-journals and databases on and off campus. Study areas and information and borrowing services are available at the libraries on both the Blackrock and Belfield campuses.
UCD Library Blackrock is a modern library housed within a 19th -century chapel with wi-fi and power points for individual study and group work.
Information, including opening hours, for all UCD Library sites is available at www.ucd.ie/library and extended opening hours are in operation during examination periods.
UCD Smurfit School offers first-class teaching facilities equipped with the latest audio visual technology:
- Lecture theatres
- Seminar rooms
- Active Learning Rooms (large flat-floor collaborative rooms)
- Financial Data room
Video conferencing and lecture capture facilities are available along with technology support from a dedicated team.
UCD Smurfit School has dedicated study facilities with full vi-fi cover for students:
- 12 bookable rooms for group work. Students can book slots through SISWeb (add link to UCD Connect)
- Student common room, providing the highest standard of technological access, specially designed for group or individual work
- Orange Lounge, a vibrantly coloured breakout social sitting area
- Study area that can house 200 people
- Blackrock Library study area
- Meeting Rooms
Campus Services desk is located at the back of the main building, providing:
- First aid
- Emergency response / defibrillators
- Lost and found property
- Out of hours access
- General building maintenance and repair
- Room bookings
The Information and Learning Technology Group (ILTG) works closely with many key service providers in the university to augment and enhance technology services for students. We run a help desk located in the Smurfit School to support staff and students alike where we also offer advice and guidance on a wide range of IT issues. We also support the technology-enhanced classrooms around campus and provide full audio visual support services.
Students have unlimited Internet access via the school’s wired and wireless networks throughout all open and study areas as well as technology-enhanced classrooms and collaborative spaces.
Copi Print - operates a self-service printing and copying area for staff and students, stationery sales, UCard top up, UCD College Gift Collection. Opening hours are 10:00-18:00 Monday to Friday.
Also available on campus:
- shower rooms
- multi-faith prayer room
- student lockers
- bike racks
- staff, student and visitors parking (include link to parking at UCD http://ucdestates.ie/commuting/getting-here/driving/parking/)
- cash machine
- rest rooms
There are a number of green areas and courtyards around the campus that students can enjoy for work or relaxation purposes including a lovely lawn area with mature trees outside the main restaurant. At the entrance of the school there are nice seating areas along the pathways leading up to the School.
There are three parks within walking distance of Blackrock Campus:
- Carysfort Park – a pleasant open park area with playground and pond located next door to the campus.
- Rockfield Park - located at the other side of Carysfort Avenue and houses tennis and rugby clubs.
- Blackrock Park - lovely big public park located in Blackrock Village. The park has a jogging and bike track as well as a playground and some adult exercise machines. There is a great sea view and is the perfect place to spend a lunch break.
Smurfit Main Reception:
School Reception area - main point of contact and switch board for the School.
Your point of contact for many of the administrative and key support services you will need during your studies.
All MBA programme-related administration and support is based in this office.
All admission-related administration and support is based in this office.
A dedicated MSc and MBA careers advisory service available on Campus
The key focus of UCD Business Alumni is to help our business graduates keep in touch with colleagues, classmates, academics and the wider business community through a range of alumni activities and supports.
As a student of UCD, Smurfit students also have access to a wide range of facilities, services and student societies which are located on the main university campus at Belfield, located 4kms away.
UCD Student Centre, the home of student life and student activity at University College Dublin. http://www.ucd.ie/studentcentre/
Monday – Friday: 10.00am to 16.30pm – Closes at 17.00pm (Term Time)
Providing Continental Breakfast, Healthy for Life Hot Lunches, Salads & Snacks
Aramark are proud to implement our Healthy for Life programme in UCD Smurfit School.
Healthy for Life is ARAMARK’s comprehensive Health & Wellness platform, offering concrete proof of our ongoing commitment to create a healthier environment, build healthier communities and deliver a healthier service to all of our customers. Through Healthy for Life our goal is to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of our customers, clients and communities.
Costa Coffee Dock
Costa is situated within the Main school building beside the Common Room area.
This Costa cafe provides a broad range of healthy continental breakfast options including cereals, pastries, juices, and Hohome-made yoghurts. Hot and cold beverages and snacks are available all day. Throughout the day, substantial and healthy sandwiches, salads, soups and prepared meals are available. There is a seated area inside and out which is ideal for a quick coffee and pastry break or takeaway.
Costa Coffee – Term Time
Monday – Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 8am to 2pm
Outside of Term Time Costa will close at 4pm and will not open at weekends.
There is a microwave facility available for students’ use in the Costa Coffee dock area.
Vending machines providing snacks and drinks are located beside the Services desk area
There are many coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and newsagent shops in Blackrock village providing various eating options, from take away snacks and lunches to sit-in dining for lunch or dinner. For more information click here.