The Quiet Zone
Feedback from residents indicates that there is a demand for rooms which are designated as “quiet”. 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 and Rye single rooms with shared bathroom facilities.
Room Rates for Courtyard and Rye Hall
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. Please note that Community Service cannot be used to remove the barrier to living in the Quiet Zone.
- Students coming to The Quiet Zone are required to abide by the quiet zone ethos when agreeing their Licence to Reside.
- Please also review the general list of Eligibility Criteria
General Eligibility for Campus Rooms Booking
2024/2025 Quiet Zone Applications
Quiet Zone Applications will open HERE on the 11th March 2024.
Applications will close on the 22nd March 2024 at 17.00.
Only those who complete this stage can be included in the random selection for a room booking event. There is no charge at the application stage. Late applications will not be accepted.
Successful applicants will be notified by email and invited to book a room. There will be sufficient rooms for everyone who is invited but room type availability (Single Ensuite or Single room with Shared bathroom) will be on a first come first basis.
Priority Quiet Zone re-booking 12th April 2024 at 10am.
General Quiet Zone booking 19th April 2024 at 10am.
This Booking Event will have a strict time window and it is important that applicants watch out for the email (@mumail accounts) and act within the time window given. There will be short notice given at this stage so make sure that you are checking for our email (and spam/junk). Avoid SPAM by adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts. Invitations to book a room will lapse once the specified time window ends.
Applicants who are not randomly selected to book a room will be notified by email. If you are unsuccessful in the Quiet Zone booking you will be included in the random selection for the general continuing booking.
Random selection will apply for all/any further invitations. Once all rooms are booked applicants will be notified and applications closed.
To book a room in The Quiet Zone we operate a process of online application for a limited period in Spring each year.
This is an application and there is no guarantee of a room from submission of this form.
No email, paper or drop in applications can be processed or accepted. Late applications will not be accepted.
Priority Quiet Zone: Approximately 50% of the available QZ rooms are reserved for Priority QZ students. Students who lived in the Quiet Zone previously, who abided by the ethos of the Zone and who express an interest again will be assessed for priority access to book a room provided there are sufficient rooms available. Students must have maintained their clean behaviour record. If we receive more interest than rooms available random selection will apply.
General Quiet Zone: Eligible applicants will be selected by random selection for the remaining Quiet Zone rooms. Those who are eligible and who have expressed an interest for the first time will be offered the remaining rooms in an online booking again by random selection. Demand generally exceeds supply.
Please note that while those who are successfully selected to book a room will be guaranteed a room - room type availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
If you are unsuccessful in the Quiet Zone booking you will be included in the random selection for the general continuing booking.