Skip Trinity Banner Navigation

Committee Announcements

Summer Commons

8 May 2018

From Monday 21st May 2018, mid-day Commons at 1.05pm will commence for the duration of the summer. Evening Commons will recommence at the start of the next academic year.

Public Holiday

7 May 2018

A reminder that Commons does not take place on public holidays. Thus there will be no Commons this Bank Holiday Monday 7th May.

This Friday

7 Mar 2018

There is no commons for Scholars this Friday (9th March).

Christmas Break

15 Dec 2017

Please note that the last evening Commons of the Term will be on Friday 15th Dec 2017. Lunchtime Commons will take place on the following dates in the East Dining Hall, before the resumption of evening Commons on Monday 15th January 2018: 18.12.2017 – 21.12.2017, 02.01.2018 – 05.01.2018, 08.01.2018 – 12.01.2018.

Evening Commons

24 Aug 2017

Please note that Evening Commons resumes on Monday 18th September 2017 at 6.15pm. Those wishing to attend Commons must sign in by 3pm. Friday Commons is at 1.05pm in the East Dining Hall and the sign in deadline is 11am.

Lunchtime Commons

11 May 2017

Please note that the last evening Commons of the Term will be on Thursday 18th May 2017. From Friday 19th May 2017 Lunchtime Commons will begin. Commons will commence at 13:05 in the East Dining Hall. There will be no Dining Elsewhere available for Scholars for the summer.

Christmas Commons

23 Nov 2016

Christmas Commons will take place on the following dates, though no more tickets are available for guests. Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd, Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th, Thursday 8th, and Monday 12th.

Evening Commons

12 Sep 2016

Please note that Evening Commons resumes on Monday 19th September 2016 at 6.15pm. Those wishing to attend Commons must sign in by 3pm. Friday Commons is at 1.05pm in the East Dining Hall and the sign in deadline is 11am.

Lunchtime Commons

11 May 2016

Please note that the last evening Commons of the Term will be on Thursday 19/05/2016. Lunchtime Commons (including Dining Elsewhere for Scholars) will be on Friday 20/05/2016. The following Monday (23/05/2016) Lunchtime Commons will begin. Commons will commence at 13:05 in the East Dining Hall. There will be no Dining Elsewhere available for Scholars for the summer.

Commons on Tuesday 8th March 2016

2 Mar 2016

Please note that on Tuesday 8th March there will be a Guest Commons, starting at 19:00.

Commons on Friday 12th February

10 Feb 2016

Please note that Commons will take place at 19:00 on Friday 12th February. There is no Lunchtime Commons that day.

Commons over Christmas Holidays

11 Dec 2015

Please note that the following dates for Commons: 21 - 23 December, Lunchtime Commons; 4 - 15 January, Lunchtime Commons during the week. Evening Commons will resume on Monday 18th January. Please remember to sign in before 11am for Lunchtime Commons, which begins at 13:05 in the East Dining Hall.

Commons on Thrusday 10th December

1 Dec 2015

Please note that Commons on Thursday 10th December will take place at 19:30.

URGENT: Evening Commons

29 Oct 2015

Please note: Commons on Friday 30th October is an EVENING COMMONS. It begins at 6:15pm.

Commencement Commons

27 Oct 2015

Due to Commencements taking place on Friday 6th and 27th November, Commons will take place 18.15 in the East Dining Hall.

Evening Commons

3 Sep 2015

Evening Commons will resume on Monday 21st September 2015. Scholars & Fellows wishing to attend Commons must sign on by 3p.m. daily to ensure inclusion for that evening\'s meal.

Lunchtime Commons

27 Apr 2015

Please note the Lunchtime Commons will commence on Tuesday 2nd June and run until Friday 18th September. Evening Commons will resume on Monday 21st September. Lunchtime Commons commences at 13:05 *sharp* in the East Dining Hall. The deadline to sign in for Commons is 11:00 that day. For Scholars, there will be no option to Dine Elsewhere during the summertime.

Guest Night

23 Apr 2015

Please note there will be a Guest Commons *tonight* (23rd April) with Commons starting at 7pm.

Trinity Monday and Trinity Week

9 Apr 2015

Make sure to tune in here for the Trinity Monday activities: http://tcdlife.ie/scholars/scholar/about-monday.php and more generally here for Trinity Week activities: https://www.tcd.ie/trinityweek/

Commencement Commons this Friday

7 Apr 2015

Commons on Friday 10th April 2015 will be in the evening (18.15) due to Commencement Commons taking place.

Scholars Ball

16 Feb 2015

The Scholars Ball is taking place on Friday 20th February. Fellows may dine at lunchtime Commons as normal, but Scholars can only dine at evening Commons, which begins at 19:00. There is no Dine Elsewhere option available to Scholars on Friday 20th.

Guest Commons

3 Dec 2014

Please note that there will be a Guest Night Commons taking place on Thursday 11th December starting at 7pm.

Guest Commons

29 Oct 2014

Wednesday 29th October is a Guest Commons. It begins at 19:00.

Commencement Commons

29 Oct 2014

There will be Commencement Commons on the following Fridays: Friday 31st October, Friday 7th November, Friday 28th November, Friday 5th December. This is an evening Commons, held at 18:15. Please sign in by 15:00 on the day.

Evening Commons

15 Sep 2014

Evening time Commons starts on Monday 15th September. Please sign in by 15:00. Commons starts at 18:15 sharp and is served in the Dining Hall. On Fridays there will be lunchtime Commons served in the East Dining Hall at 13:05. Fellows, please sign in by 16:00 on Thursday. Scholars, please sign in before 11:00 on Friday.

Commons on 27th August

22 Aug 2014

Please note that Mid-day Commons will be served in the 1592 on Wednesday 27th August.

Summertime Commons

26 May 2014

Please note that Summertime Commons will begin on Tuesday 3rd June and will run until Friday 12th September. Summertime Commons is a buffet-style Commons held at 13:05 in the East Dining Hall each weekday. Scholars will not be able to dine elsewhere on any of the days during the summer.

Commons on 25th April

22 Apr 2014

Please note that there is Guest Commons on Friday 25th April, starting at 19:00. There will be no Lunchtime Commons that day.

Commons

6 Mar 2014

It appears some Scholars are signing in but not attending Commons. If you do not wish to attend Commons for a given day, do not sign in. If you sign yourself in for all days at the start of the week, but later decide not to attend Commons, please sign yourself out for that day before the sign-in deadline.

Scholars Ball - Arrangements for Commons

17 Feb 2014

The Scholars Ball is taking place on Friday, 21st February. There will be no Lunchtime Commons that day, and only Scholars who have purchased a ticket may attend. Fellows may attend as normal. Fellows are unable to sign in using the website that day, but can sign in either by emailing commons_at_tcd.ie or telephoning the Catering Department. Evening Commons on Friday 21st February starts at 19:00 sharp.

Arrangements for Commons

2 Jan 2014

On Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd January there will be no served Commons in the East Dining Hall but Fellows & Scholars may sign in as normal and avail of lunch in the Buttery Restaurant.

Commons on 12th December

10 Dec 2013

Commons will be held at 19:00 on Thursday 12th December.

Commencement Commons

1 Nov 2013

Due to Commencements taking place, Commons will be at 18:15 this evening Friday 1st November 2013. Evening Commons will also take place at 18:15 on 8th November 2013, 29th November 2013, and 6th December 2013

Summer Lunch Commons

29 Apr 2013

Summer Commons begins on Monday May 27th and runs through until Freshers Week which begins Monday 16th September. Summer commons is a lunch commons and begins at 13:05 sharp, in the East Dining Hall. It finishes at approximately 13:35.

Trinity Monday 2013

8 Apr 2013

It's Trinity Monday, marking the start of Trinity Week 2013. This morning at 10AM, following a meeting of the Board, the Provost will announce the names of the newly-elected Fellows and Scholars from the steps of the Public Theatre in Parliament Square.

Congratulations to new Scholars

8 Apr 2013

Congratulations to all new Scholars elected this Trinity Monday. It is a great achievement, and undoubtedly well deserved.

Lunchtime Commons

27 Dec 2012

Lunchtime commons is on from January the 2nd until January the 11th 2013, at 1.05pm in the East Dining Hall. Evening commons resumes on Monday the 14th of January.

Wine Commons

19 Oct 2012

Hallowe'en Wine Commons will be held on Tuesday, 30th October.

Wine reception

26 Sep 2012

There will be a wine reception held on Tuesday the 2nd of October for all past and present Scholars. It will take place after Commons, from 7pm until 10pm, in the Philosophical Society Conversation Room in the GMB. Following this we will be going to Number 37 Dawson Street. Some light snacks will also be provided.

Trial of Friday lunchtime Commons

25 Sep 2012

The 4-week trial of holding Commons at lunchtime on Fridays begins this week; Commons will be served at 1:05 PM in the East Dining Hall. If you wish to attend Commons on Friday, be sure to sign in before 11 AM. Those who cannot reach Commons proper may avail of a starter, main course and dessert from either the Dining Hall or The Hamilton Restaurant, between the times of 12pm and 3pm. Where one usually pays will be a list of scholars signed-in for Commons; scholars on this list will have the above lunch free of charge.

Evening Commons

7 Sep 2012

Evening commons resumes at 18.15 from Monday the 17th of November.

Lunchtime Commons

10 Aug 2012

Commons will take place in the Dining Hall from Monday 13th to Friday 24th of August 2012 inclusively due to the East Dining Hall being refurbished.

Lunchtime Commons

19 May 2012

Mid-Day Commons will be at 13.05 from Monday 28th of May 2012. Sign-in by 11am. Evening Commons resumes at 18.15 from Monday 17th September 2012.

Wine Commons

19 May 2012

Wine Commons will be held on Friday 25 May so please bring a bottle of wine or similar beverage to commons on that evening. We will make our way to the Pav after commons.

Trinity Monday 16th April

16 Apr 2012

Trinity Monday will take place this Monday coming, 16th April with the announcement of new Fellows and Scholars on the steps of the Examinations Hall at 10am as usual. TIckets for the Provosts' Garden Party are now available from Orlagh Ennis in the Office of the Provost (House 1).

Wine Commons

2 Oct 2011

Wine Commons will take place this Friday 7th October.

Evening Commons

19 Sep 2011

Commons is now served at 6.15pm. Sign in by 3.00pm.

Emoluments

16 Aug 2011

Completed Emoluments Forms for the forthcoming Academic year should be returned to the Fees Office no later than Friday 18th November 2011. More information including a link to the form is available here.

No Commons Friday

8 Apr 2011

Trinity Ball on Friday means there will be no Commons that evening. ENjoy the ball.

Evening Commons resumes Monday 20th September

20 Sep 2010

Evening commons starts back on Monday September 20th and will run until Wednesday 22nd December, with lunchtime Commons on Thursday 23rd December. It resumes on Tuesday 4th January with lunchtime commons until Friday 14th January. As usual, Commons will not take place on Bank Holidays.

Rules regarding emoluments

19 Jul 2010

A reminder for the coming year that completed Emoluments Forms should be returned to the Fees Office no later than Friday 19th November 2010. Forms will not be accepted after April 30th and payments will not be issued retrospectively.

Evening Commons

21 Sep 2009

Commons are now served at 6.15pm. Sign in by 3.00pm.

Signing in for Commons

2 Nov 2008

Scholars who sign in for Commons and do not attend must email the Catering department commons@tcd.ie / catering@tcd.ie explaining their reasons for non-attendance. This email should be sent, preferably in advance, but certainly within a reasonable time after the evening in question (i.e. unless you have good reason for doing so, don't be emailing them three weeks after you missed Commons). Scholars who miss Commons twice in one month and have not provided an explanation for their absence on either occasion may be fined. Where a scholar repeatedly fails to attend Commons (for example four times or more in a term), and fails to provide any explanation for any of these occasions, the matter may be looked into by the Junior Dean. In such circumstances the Junior Dean retains a discretion to impose a reasonable and appropriate fine, having regard to the individual circumstances of the case.

Review of Statutes

12 May 2008

The college statutes are being reviewed. We invite you to check the proposed changes, and comment on them.

Trinity Monday 2008

12 May 2008

71 new scholars we elected this morning. Congratulations to all!

Review of Schols

3 Apr 2008

Once again, we ask you to read the updates regarding the Schols review, and let us know how you feel about them.

Review of Commons

7 Mar 2008

No, this time we aren't asking you to comment on changes to Commons that some Commons Review Party is proposing. Instead, this is an Irish Times review (premium content), and it's surprisingly favourable!