Information for Students
The country is currently in heightened protective measures in response to COVID-19. This means the University is operating as follows:
Buildings: Most of the campus buildings will be closed and on card access. The John Hume Building will remain open to provide spaces for students who need to study on campus. We ask you to wear a face covering when indoors on campus (or anywhere that maintaining 2m distancing is difficult),
Teaching: For the remainder of the spring semester, most teaching will continue remotely, with only essential practical activities and essential project work on campus. We will not return to on-campus tutorials and practicals this academic year.
Information about on-campus teaching of specific modules can be found at:
This information will be updated regularly as plans evolve.
Exams: We will not have on-campus exams this semester, or in the August re-sit period. There will be a small number of exceptions, but all scheduled university exams will move to remote assessments.
Research students: Postgraduate research students who have been issued with letters permitting access to the campus can continue to work on campus when necessary. Researchers should work from home where possible, and avoid unnecessary travel to the campus.
Library: As of 6th April, students will be able to return to the library for on-site study. Students must book in advance of coming to the library. See more information here.
Catering: There will be a limited catering service in the Phoenix restaurant (09.00 to 15.00 Monday to Friday), and food can be bought at the Londis shop.
Campus Bookshop: is operating a click and deliver via website www.universitybooks.ie and orders can be placed for click and collect or delivery, with free delivery over €60.
Student services: Student Services are open and available to assist you with any support needs you may have, and you can find further information here. For those of you who may be without access to a laptop for online learning, the Laptop Loan Scheme is available and you will find further information here (eligibility criteria apply).
Sports facilities: The gym and indoor sports facilities will be closed for the duration of the level 5 measures.
Student societies: The student societies will continue to operate remotely.
Residences: The student residences will remain open. As before, visitors are not allowed in residences and students in residence are asked not to visit other households.
Maynooth Students’ Union: The SU is open but operating remotely please refer to the website msu.ie for more information on how to contact the student officers and access student union services.
If and when you are on campus, please ensure to follow all public health and university guidelines and requirement, including:
- We ask you not to come to the campus unless you need to.
- We ask you to wear a face covering when indoors on campus (or anywhere that maintaining 2m distancing is difficult), to wash your hands regularly, and to observe the social distancing measures in place. Policy and Guidelines: Use of face coverings during the Covid-19 pandemic
- We ask you to avoid any social activity which is not compliant with the public health advice, on or off campus.
- We ask you to respect the “No Visitors” policy in the student residences. Only residents are permitted to enter.
- We ask you to please follow the Classroom Safety Protocols as seen here
Please remember that Student Services are open and available to assist you with any support needs you may have, and you can find further information here. For those of you who may be without access to a Laptop for online learning, the Laptop Loan Scheme is available and you will find further information here (eligibility criteria apply).