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SETU has two full time chaplains who provide pastoral care and support for all students and staff on the Carlow, Waterford and Wexford campuses. Their priority is to support students and staff in a confidential manner with respect and dignity in all situations within and beyond the University. 

The chaplaincy has an open-door policy and students and staff are welcome to call to the Chaplain’s Office at any time. The chaplains are available for students and staff of all faiths and none. Local ministers of religion can be contacted through the Chaplain’s Office. Should you be aware of a student illness, accident or bereavement, please contact the chaplain on your campus or any member of the Student Supports Services team. 

Emergency Financial Support 

Some students find themselves in financial difficulty during the academic year. The emergency Urgent Needs Fund is for students in financial crisis. This small fund is geared to make a quick response to student financial need and is primarily designed for unanticipated emergencies only. Please make all enquiries to the Chaplain’s Office on either the Waterford and Carlow campuses or the Student Services Office on the Wexford Campus.

Carlow & Wexford Campus 

Fr Martin Smith is available to all students and staff in Room F103 in the Barrow Centre on the Carlow Campus. Fr Martin Smith regularly visits the Wexford Campus and is available to all students and staff. 

Multi-faith Room 

The Multi-faith Room (room F102) is located in the Barrow Centre and offers a place of calm and tranquillity to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily student life. It is located beside the Chaplain’s Office near the Students’ Union.

  • Mass is celebrated daily at 1.05pm.
  • Muslim prayer takes place daily.
  • Meditation every morning 8.45am– 9.45am. A great way to start the day.
  • Holy Hour every week.
  • Guided meditation every week.

Waterford Campus

Fr David Keating is available to all students and staff in Office D 26 on the Cork Road Campus in Waterford. 

The Quiet Room

The Quiet Room is located in room C41 on the C corridor. It is a special place providing space to relax and reflect, to be still and heal the spirit. All students are welcome in the Quiet Room. 

Mass is celebrated Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in the Quiet Room at 8.55am and on request for special occasions. 

T: (059) 917 5612 

E: [email protected]

Twitter: @SETUchaplainCW 

Instagram: setuchaplaincycw 

Facebook: SETUchaplaincyCW 

T: 051 302617 

Afterhours T: 051 378878

M: 086 3302086

E: [email protected]