Generally speaking, there are three standards of Undergraduate rooms allocated according to seniority and level of contribution to College: rooms with shared facilities are allocated to incoming Freshers; rooms with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning are popular with second year students; the large heritage rooms along the Radford wing are highly sought-after by seniors. A bed, desk, desk chair and wardrobe are provided in each room. All rooms have WiFi connectivity. Residence over the mid-year break is included in the fees; residence over the summer break is available upon application.
Recently rated as one of the top 15 finest dining halls in the world by Architectural Digest, the magnificent original Dining Hall is the heart of the College. Each day the College community gathers together for meals under its imposing Gothic windows and timbered ceiling. Formal Dinner is held here, as are all major College celebrations.
The College Chapel, with its collegiate seating and stunning east wall of modern French stained glass, is the setting for formal liturgical worship and occasional music recitals. The recently restored two-manual Flentrop pipe organ, is one of the finest of its kind in Australia.
The Senior Common Room is for the exclusive use of Fellows of the College, residential staff, other members of High Table and their guests who gather there before Formal Dinner. It is used at other times for smaller dinners, seminars and meetings.
The Junior Common Room is a sitting room for undergraduates and is also used for meetings, debates, suppers, after-dinner talks, or for simply relaxing between lectures. It is home to a fine 6-foot Yamaha grand piano and thus is popular with musicians in College.
The Rogers Room is used as a performance and lecture space as well as for informal social events. An upright piano is available for individual practice and ensemble rehearsals.
The Mansfield Library (incorporating the College Archives and Cannington Law Library) contains reference and fiction books of general interest. The rare book collection includes volumes dating from the early 16th century. The Library is a popular choice for students who wish to work in a quiet space away from their room.
There are seven designated Tutorial Rooms throughout the College. In use most evenings for tutorials, these rooms are also available at other times for private study.
When not in use for College and University cricket and rugby matches, the College Oval is available to all students for casual games, personal training, or just relaxing.
Freshly renovated and refurnished, The Salisbury is run by the College and staffed by students. Unique amongst Sydney colleges, ‘The Sals’ operates as a café on weekdays and as a fully licensed bar on several nights a week. On Wednesday evenings it is also open to guests.
Opened in 2018, the large and very well-equipped TAG Family Gymnasium is for the exclusive use of St Paul’s students. There is also a separate Billiards and Table Tennis Room.
A designated Music Room is available for individual practice or ensemble rehearsals. Due for completion in late 2023, the Waddy Performance Centre, will comprise a performance space seating up to 275 people, plus pre-function spaces, a large ensemble room (doubling as a green room) and two practice rooms.
Laundries are located throughout the College. Washing machines are available for use for a small fee; dryers are free.
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