What is the JCR?
JUNIOR COMMON ROOM
When you move into Trinity Hall, you are automatically part of one of the most active societies on campus - the JCR (Junior Common Room).
There are eleven of us who are your JCR committee for the next year - we are second year students who were elected by our fellow Hall residents in April 2021. We are here to make sure you are all happy and having the time of your lives in Trinity Hall! We each have specific roles, but together we will be organising some of the most incredible events over the course of your first year here and we'll be running a number of clubs and classes too.
Not only this, but we are here for anything that you may need - whether you're feeling homesick and need someone to chat to, or you need some help getting in touch with a certain society on campus, the eleven of us are here to make the transition to college as smooth as possible and your first year as amazing as it should be!
You will get to know us all as the weeks go on - we can't wait to meet you!
A Welcoming Message From Eva Craig - JCR President 2021/22
Welcome to Halls! I’m Eva Craig and this year I will be your JCR president! We know the
past year has been a tough one; it has hit each of us differently and we have done great work
to adapt. Now, we are reaching the light at the end of the tunnel. This September you get to
be a part of the Halls community arising from the pandemic. Buckle your seatbelts, this year
is going to be one crazy ride.
You might not know me yet, but you’ll soon see me around Halls (where you can only call
me Madame Princess President). You will soon get to know the JCR team, a student-run
organisation which was created for you to feel secure, supported and make fun events for
everybody. You will also soon make many friends among our strong community of 800
students. It can be challenging to leave the nest and come into the Big Smoke (Dublin). Our
main priority is to help you settle in and enjoy the experience. Halls isn’t just any old student
accommodation, it is really and truly one big diverse family.
Now a bit about me: I am studying BESS, like everybody else in Trinity. I have surfed in
from sunny (actually seriously rainy) Sligo, (where’s that?) in the depths of the West of
Ireland. I’m your president and this means my main role is to boss everyone else around
while attending all of the social events and having the time of my life *jokes*. The main
objective of the JCR is that YOU are having the best time possible in Halls. We are here to
help you with anything whether it’s needing a shoulder to cry on or somebody to play frisbee
with in the JCR garden. For real though, our DMs are always open and we are all more than
happy to chat! We are here to make sure you are comfortable and happy, enjoying whatever
your thing may be, from crazy nights out to wholesome nights in (and everything in
If that’s not enough for you, we also have the amazing welfare team who are here to make
sure that on nights out you are kept safe. They also are an extra support who are always
available for a chat or a helping hand in any situation you are in *yay more friends.*
Keep your eyes and ears open to find out about all of our exciting events. You will see all of
these updates on our @trinityhalljcr social media pages and our website.
My key message to you is to make every second count. Get involved and participate in any
events that excite or interest you. Put yourself out there, you won’t regret it. The second you
walk out of Halls you’re going to miss it, so embrace it. Let’s make some memories we will
never forget and some friends for life <3.
Without further ado, meet the rest of the JCR 2021/22 crew. We can’t wait to meet you, we
will be at all the Halls events. Please say hi (we don’t bite).