Graduate House is part of St Paul’s College, the oldest university college in Australia, and its members and alumni are Paulines. The Graduate House community includes 120 postgraduate students and up to 20 academics. Graduate House is open to men and women.
In a beautiful physical environment inspired by the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, academics and postgraduate students live and work together in an enriching academic setting at the heart of the university. Members benefit from top quality communal meals, seminars with distinguished academics, recreational activities and facilities, and a thriving and welcoming community of peers.
The House has its own Refectory, Common Rooms, study spaces, garden, and a beautiful roof terrace with views over the University and the city. Members also have access to other facilities of St Paul’s College, including the Mansfield library, Chapel, oval, and gymnasium.
Graduate House offers accommodation of a very high standard, in en-suite studios and apartments, all with their own kitchen facilities.
The sandstone buildings of the original Quadrangle date from 1856-59 and are among the finest neo-gothic buildings in Australia. Designed by Edmund Blacket and beautifully proportioned, they were deliberately kept low (“not too lofty”), and they welcome as much as they impress. A second quadrangle, Chapel Court, was added in 1958-62, and includes J.L.S. Mansfield’s remarkable chapel.
In 2019 a third quadrangle to the north was added by the construction of the Ivan Head and McMillan Buildings to house an additional 100 undergraduates and 140 post graduate and academic residents making up the Graduate House community.
Today Paul’s contributes a residential collegiate community for 300 undergraduate men and 140 men and women postgraduates and academic staff. Plans are underway for the development of Academic House on the north-east corner of the College grounds to support the university’s staff accommodation needs.