The McMillan Building

The McMillan Building is home to St Paul’s Graduate House and its community of postgraduate students and academics. Opened in 2018, it provides world-class accommodation for singles or married couples, with studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments (all with ensuite bathrooms and cooking facilities) available. Each floor has communal social space in addition to the shared spaces throughout the House.

Within the McMillan Building, sits the Graduate House Refectory which seats up to 90. Its northern wall features the magnificent eight-metre-long fresco by Australian artist Garry Shead, entitled ‘St Paul’s Altar’.

Student Rooms

Members of Graduate House live in the McMillan building. Opened in 2019, the McMillan building features rooms of the highest standard, and is perhaps the best student accommodation in Sydney. Several room types are available, with most rooms 29m2 or larger. All rooms have their own bathroom and kitchenette. Rooms are fully furnished. New student members draw rooms in the order of acceptance to the College.


The McMillan Building provides post graduates with an 80 seat refectory space for dining, study and performances. Critically acclaimed Australian artist Gary Shead created the fresco “St Paul’s Altar” on the north wall in 2018. The refectory connects to the Blattman Room which is the servery/buttery for the kitchen.

Middle Common Room

The Middle Common Room (MCR) is a sitting room and meeting place for members of Graduate House. It is home to one of the finest grand pianos in College and is often in demand as a recital venue. The elegant adjoining McCredie Room doubles as a meeting room and small private dining room.

McCredie Room

Named in honour of another of St Paul’s multi-generational alumni families the McCredie Room serves as a small dining room and is used for meetings, tutorials and study as well as special dinners and lunches.

Lee Common Room

The large Lee Common Room for members of Graduate House sits atop the McMillan Building. The adjoining Rooftop Terrace offers unparalleled views of the University and city beyond. Both spaces are popular venues for social events. The terrace boasts a large barbecue, an outdoor fireplace, casual seating and dining area.

Shared facilities

Members of Graduate House have access to the following Facilities located outside the McMillan Building:

  • Chapel
  • Mansfield Library
  • Tutorial Rooms [from Undergraduates/Your home at Paul’s]
  • Oval
  • Salisbury Bar
  • Travers Room
  • TAG Family Gymnasium
  • The Dining Hall is also used by members of Graduate House for breakfast.

Graduate House

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