The Quiet Zone
Feedback from residents indicates that there is a demand for rooms which are designated as “quiet”. We have made available a number of rooms to current students and Postgraduate students, which can be booked in advance on a first come first served basis or applied for via the Postgraduate Booking form available during August annually. These rooms are geared towards students who wish to live in a quiet, study focused, low alcohol environment. Students will also be expected to keep a clean well organised apartment which will be facilitated by like minded roommates.
The Accommodation Office will make every effort to support and protect the ethos of The Quiet Zone. Breaches of the ethos will be monitored by the Quiet Zone residents,Security Officer on Duty out of hours and the Residence Office aided by the Residences Behaviour Committee. The rooms available within this Zone are Courtyard Single Ensuite (Birch in the New Courtyard tower building) and one other location where there are single rooms with shared bathroom facilities (Rye or Village).
Room Rates for Courtyard amd Rye Hall rates
The Quiet Zone is for Current Students, Post Grads and International Students. Undergraduates in their first year at Maynooth may not apply.
- You will be a full time registered student for the relevant academic year in your second or subsequent year of your course (UG or PG)
- You will not have any breaches of your Licence to Reside and not have been involved in any breach of the University Behaviour Code in general - If you are not sure about your eligibility please check your email history on each of your previous accommodation accounts. Any breaches of the ethos or the Licence to Reside will render you ineligible.
- Students coming to The Quiet Zone are required to do an online orientation (as part of the Expression of Interest) which is aimed at explaining the ethos of the Quiet Zone and gaining the agreement from residents to abide by the ethos.
Expressions of Interest for Quiet Zone
Fill an expression of interest and orientiation form. Now Fully Subscribed for 2020-2021.
Students who have lived, with no breaches, in The Quiet Zone previously and who have completed the expression of interest and orientation form were invited to re-book rooms on 10 March 2020.
Any rooms not re-booked will be opened for booking in late August by invitation from those on the expression of interst list (now closed). We are not taking any further expresions of interst at this time for 2020-2021. This will be an online process on a first come first served basis.
To book a room in The Quiet Zone we operate a process of online Expressions of Interest opened for a limited period in Spring each year.
No email, paper or drop in applications can be processed or accepted.
Students who lived in the Quiet Zone previously and who abided by the ethos of the Zone and who express an interest again will be given priority access to book a room provided there are sufficient rooms available and students have maintained their clean behaviour record. If we receive more interest than rooms available the priority students will be offered an online first come first served booking process. If at that time we still have rooms available those who are eligible and who have expressed an interest for the first time will be offered the remaining rooms in an online first come first served booking.
I Have already Expresses an Interest for 2020/2021 but have not Booked my Room yet - what next?
So if you have already expressed an interest in The Quiet Zone but have not yet booked your room we will be writing to you in early August 2020 to invite you to engage with the online first come first served booking day. We will confirm the date and time for this booking and you will be asked to pay €500 non refundable booking fee and to pay your semester 1 accommodation fee by end of August (due date for your rent will be in the booking confirmation email). We expect check-in will commence on 20 Sept (TBC)
If you are travelling to campus direclty from outside of Ireland (or have been outside Ireland within 14 days of your arrival on Campus) you may need to self-isolate on arrival. If you decide that you need a room on campus for this reason that is a separate process to booking your term time room. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org.