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Residential Colleges

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“Enriching your university experience”

Are you seeking to live in a vibrant community where you are encouraged to broaden your horizons, make lifelong friends and reach your academic goals? 

Adelaide University’s affiliated residential colleges enjoy a reputation for providing a well-rounded university experience within a supportive, active and diverse community. 

A college provides high quality safe and supportive accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over Australia and overseas across a range of faculties and disciplines. It is a community you belong to for life, and one where you are challenged and inspired by your peers who become your extended family.

All colleges are co-residential, culturally diverse, inclusive and welcoming communities with outstanding facilities and opportunities for personal and leadership development.  With a focus on your transition to undergraduate or postgraduate studies and then into the workforce, colleges are well-resourced to provide extensive academic support and networks to prepare you for your future career.

Colleges provide a stimulating and engaging environment in which you can pursue social, community, sporting and cultural activities which broaden your interests, experiences and friendships.

Each college provides generous financial assistance through scholarships and bursaries to recognise academic performance, contribution to the community and financial need.

The five colleges are situated in picturesque North Adelaide, a short walk across the parklands to the University city campus. They are close to iconic locations such as Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide shopping and cafe precinct, the River Torrens and all forms of public transport.

Colleges offer an all-inclusive package with key features including:

    Community living

    Community living

    Living within a close-knit community enables you to get to know like-minded students and make lifelong friends. Your private study bedroom provides everything you need to make your time at college productive, comfortable and enjoyable. All rooms are fully furnished and cleaned weekly. Laundry facilities are provided and wireless internet is available across all campuses.

    Academic program

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    A comprehensive tutorial program provides academic support in small group environments, giving students an opportunity to ask questions and explore concepts in greater depth. Learning from peers, tutors, academics and industry leaders gives you an advantage and ensures that you approach your studies with confidence. Career advice and planning are also available through extensive alumni networks on a local, national and international level.

    Pastoral care program

    The wellbeing of students is paramount and, unique to this form of accommodation, you will get to know everyone living within your community personally. This engagement fosters strong pastoral care through a wide team of trained student leaders and staff. The colleges have a combination of in-house and on-call counsellors able to provide confidential advice and referrals to specialised support.

    Additional facilities

    Libraries and learning spaces with multimedia technology

    • Sport and music facilities, and most with well-equipped gymnasium
    • Fully catered meals in dining halls and after hours meal options
    • Shared communal kitchens and barbecue facilities
    • Indoor social and recreational facilities
    • Gardens and outdoor entertainment areas
    • Onsite car parking and accessible public transport within walking distance


    Students are encouraged to contact the residential colleges directly to arrange a tour of their facilities. Application forms are available on each College website:

    To find out more about College life, visit

    Uni Colleges Adelaide