University will reopen Tuesday 17 October

See further details below

Monday, 16 October - 5.30pm

The University can confirm it will reopen tomorrow Tuesday, 17thOctober.  Lectures will go ahead as planned in addition to conferring ceremonies.  

Conferring ceremonies will also go ahead as scheduled for the remainder of the week, with today’s (Monday) postponed ceremonies taking place this Saturday (21st October).

As this remains an ongoing weather event, the campus community is urged to continue to follow @meteireann forecasts and take heed of safety advice.


Monday, 16 October - 4.30pm

NUI Galway remains closed this afternoon.

Once the storm has passed, our Buildings and Estates team  will carry out an inspection of storm damage to campus and services.

We will update students, staff and the wider community later this evening via email, web notices and social media.

However, at this stage we expect that the University will open tomorrow, Tuesday 17 October.

Monday, 16 October - 9am

For latest weather warning, see Met Éireann's national update here.

Sunday, 15 October - 9pm

(Includes update for students on placement)

NUI Galway will be closed tomorrow Monday 16th October due to the arrival of Storm Ophelia.  In the interests of safety, staff and students are not expected to attend the University.  A skeleton staff will be on campus during the morning to give advice and guidance to anyone not receiving this message.  All conferring ceremonies which were scheduled for tomorrow will now take place on Saturday (21st October).  As this is an ongoing weather event, the University did not wish to take the exceptional step to reschedule conferring until evening national and international forecasts were available.

The University apologises for the inconvenience caused. However the safety of students, staff and visitors to the campus is paramount.  Supports will be put in place for students living in campus residences.  It is anticipated that the University will resume normal business on Tuesday and any changes will be posted to the website and social channels.

Students on Placement: NUI Galway students on placement in other institutions should follow the local advice from those institutions regarding the impact of the storm.

Please monitor social media for quickest updates.