Short term lets to be offered in Botany Bay

Trinity is planning to offer two houses in Botany Bay as short term accommodation to students, with a minimum two night stay

College is planning to offer limited short term rentals on campus for students, instead of some year long rentals, as students are to be on campus less this term. 

Speaking to Trinity News, Dean of Students Catherine McCabe confirmed that Trinity plans to offer two houses in Botany Bay on campus for short term lets during the upcoming academic term. 

These houses have not been allocated to students for the academic year.

The introduction of short term lets comes alongside the “blended learning” approach to the next academic term, as many students will only need to be on campus for tutorials, laboratories or small classes. 

The houses that will be used in Botany Bay as short term rentals are currently in use by students who are required to restrict their movements for 14 days on arrival to Ireland from abroad.  

These rooms in Botany Bay will be bookable online by Trinity students on a room only basis with no breakfast and a minimum two night stay. 

The rate of these rentals, which is yet to be finalised, will include bed linen and towels.

Speaking to Trinity News, McCabe also confirmed that once College “have clarity on further demand for the 14 night RM rooms”, they will be made available to book.

Earlier this week, College confirmed that three marquees are being erected on campus under plans to create socially-distanced recreation spaces for students to use between lectures. 

These “student breakout spaces” include the introduction of two new marquees at Botany Bay and a marquee in New Square, which is to be divided into at least three spaces.

Classes are to resume on September 28 for continuing students, with many students returning to College for the first time since March 12. Freshers’ Week will run alongside the first week of classes for continuing students, with classes for incoming students to begin on October 5.

Shannon Connolly

Shannon Connolly is the Editor-in-Chief of the 69th volume Trinity News, and a Senior Sophister student of English Literature and Philosophy. She previously served as Deputy Editor, News Editor and Assistant News Editor.