This page was last reviewed and updated at 4pm on Friday 18th September 2020.

Latest Updates

We are conscious that additional COVID-19 restrictions for the Dublin region will be announced by the Government later this evening.  We will update this webpage when we have more information.

For Students

We are continuing to plan for the 2020/2021 academic year. These plans are driven by three principles: protecting the health and wellbeing of our students and staff, providing the highest quality education possible for our students, and optimising the broader student experience within the constraints imposed by COVID-19. But the first of these principles is paramount and overrides everything else.  

The 2020/2021 academic term for continuing students will commence on October 5th with first years starting a week earlier on 28th September with their on-campus orientation.

Further details are available on the MyDCU webpage.

A new detailed COVID-19 webpage with extensive information for Students will go-live next week.

There is more information in the the DCU student update for the academic year here


For Staff

Staff are expected to return to campus from Monday next September 21st.  A Staff Guide for the start of the new academic year will be circulated later today.

President's Message

We are living in unprecedented times with the trajectory and potential impact of the COVID19 outbreak uncertain at this time.

We want to ensure, however, that we are as prepared as we possibly can to protect the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors while also trying to continue to deliver on our core activities of teaching and research.

This website contains easily-accessible, DCU-specific information that will be kept updated on a regular basis and will be expanded as needed to keep the DCU community fully informed.

At a time of significant concern for all of us, I would like to acknowledge the work and dedication of so many DCU staff members who have shown great commitment in their efforts to address this evolving situation.

In particular, they continue to focus on developing contingency plans for all eventualities so that we can continue to deliver high quality education for our students while maintaining essential services.