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Return to Campus this September

On the 15th June, Minister for Higher and Further Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, published the third-level education reopening plan. You can read the department’s plan here.


Dates for Semester 1 2021/22

The start date for First Year Undergraduate students in Carlow College for the academic year 2021/22 will be the 27th  September, with on-campus induction from the 23rd September.

Continuing Undergraduate students (those entering Years 2, 3 and 4)  will resume their programmes on the 20th September.

Stage 2 students on the B.A. Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) programme will return to campus on 1st September for induction prior to commencing professional work placements on 13th September. Stage 3 and 4 students will return on the 20th September.

Master’s programmes will commence as follows:

  • MA Irish Regional History on 7th September
  • MA in Leadership in Therapeutic Child & Social Care on 27th September

This site will be updated regularly with information on the first semester, taking into account all government guidelines and public health advice. Information will also be posted on our official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Please follow us on social media for the latest updates.


Semester 1 Arrangements for ALL Students

Here are some of the arrangements for Semester 1 next year, so that you can start planning and make arrangements.

We are working to make this coming year a mainly on-campus experience for you:

  • Students should plan to attend face-to face classes in Semester 1.
  • Carlow College is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all staff and students and will adhere to government guidelines when addressing our full return to campus. We will apply all the regulations on face covering and guidelines on sanitising etc.
  • There will be a need to deliver some course content online, combined with face-to-face cases.
  • We are planning for the dining hall, library, student support and administrative areas of the university to be fully operational on campus when you return.
  • Timetables will be available at induction


Incoming First Year Students 2021/22

Carlow College St. Patrick’s welcomes and supports all 1st year students in their transition to higher education. The transition to college life can take time and adjustment.

Induction timetables are now available here

Carlow College Student Orientation
Download our Induction & Orientation Guide


Continuing/Returning Students for 2021/22

For those of you continuing on your programmes next semester, we have a positive update.

If your programme is normally campus-based, then in line with our ambition for maximising your experience and government policy, you will be back on campus as much as is possible and safe this year.

Advice from the Department of Health is that it is reasonable to plan on this basis – however, everyone acknowledges that we may have to adapt at short notice should circumstances change during the year.


Active* Consent Webinar

Develop a campus culture which is safe, respectful and supportive! Join the Active* Consent workshop on Monday 27 September from 2.00-2.30pm.

Developed by NUI Galway the workshop is facilitated by our College Nurse and members of CCSU. The workshop takes place on MS Teams as a webinar and takes just 30 minutes. Learn more about what consent and non-consent look like, the law in Ireland and the views of your peers.

There is no active participation except an anonymous poll and two anonymous survey tasks (two questions via slido.com). No cameras or mics will be in use. You can join from any device.

The link to the webinar will be sent to your college email and posted on Moodle closer to the date.


Support Services

We are committed to providing your with welfare, academic and practical supports throughout this time. For more information visit Student Services & Learning Supports.


IT Services

As a student, you should be able to find everything you need to know on Moodle.


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