New Residents

Welcome to St Catherine's College! As you take your first step while embarking on this exciting and new journey, we understand there is a lot to get your head around before university classes even start. Don't worry, we're here to help! On this page, you'll find everything you need to know prior to your arrival.

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Complete admissions and contract documentation

Please ensure your admissions and contract documentation is complete, submitted and processed prior to your arrival. You will not be granted access to your room until all documentation is complete, submitted and processed.

Please also note that there are three online activities that you must complete before arriving at St Catherine's. This information is provided on the Orientation Week page.

Arrival times

Weekdays only  

9.00am to 4.00pm only (no after-hours arrivals allowed)

Contract Start Date

Monday, 8 July 2019

Arriving before or after the contract start date

You must advise the College if you intend to arrive any time before or after your contract start date. If this hasn't been arranged and confirmed prior to your arrival, you will not be granted access to your room.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Phone: +61 8 9442 0400
Duty phone: +61 439 243 921

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What to bring

Both our Single/Shared Rooms and Studio Rooms are fully furnished. You just need to bring your own linen, towels, coat hangers, and anything else you need to make your room home. If you are in a Studio Room, please note that you will need to bring your own crockery.

Refer to Studio Room and Single Room page on our website, if you are unsure of what's included or available in your room.

Starter Pack

If you are travelling from overseas or interstate, you can pre-order a few essential items to get you going. The Starter Pack will be in your room on your arrival and includes bed linen, pillows, bath towel and basic necessities. Please click the link below to see the full list of inclusions and to place your order.

Airport pick-up

UWA offers a free airport pick-up service for all study abroad/international students who are studying at UWA for the first time. The service includes being met at Perth Airport (International or Domestic Terminal) and taken to St Catherine's. For more information and to book this service, please click here.

If you are not able to register in time for the UWA service, please contact Gavin Grobler at Green Energy Limousines, +61 42 55 417 55,  Gavin runs a private pick-up service and provides excellent service. Please quote St Catherine’s College to qualify for a special rate.

Please note: Prior to Move In Day, check-in to College is only during office hours so plan your flights accordingly.

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Stay connected

There are a number of ways that the College communicates important information to residents:

Weekly Bulletin

Every Sunday morning, residents will receive a copy of the Weekly Bulletin. This keeps you up to date with what's going on around the College. It's imperative that you read it so you know what’s on in the week ahead. Don’t miss out on amazing opportunities because you haven’t kept up to date!

Before your arrival at St Catherine's, please make sure that the email address that is reflected in your resident profile on the Resident Portal is current. To access the portal, your username and password will be sent to your email. If you have any question, please contact Reception Team.

Social Media

St Catherine's officially maintains a number of accounts across various social media platforms as an alternative mode of communication to residents. Please add yourself to our private Resident Groups before your arrival to St Catherine's:

You can also like or follow us on our public social media channels:

The College community is expected to adhere to the College’s and UWA’s Social Media Policy, Guidelines and Standards.


We encourage residents to share their experiences of life at St Catherine's. When you tag your public posts with #stcatscollege, we can engage with you and share content with others.

Inter-college sports

St Catherine's has a fantastic history of winning the inter-college sports competitions over the years.

In 2015, we won the Women's Championship Cup.
In 2016, we won the Men's Championship Cup and inaugural Spirit Cup.
In 2017, for the first time in College history, we won the Women's Championship Cup, Men's Championship Cup and Spirit Cup - a clean sweep!

In 2018, we won the Community Cup and Culture Cup, we hope 2019 is going to be as good!

We pride ourselves on being a very supportive College so even if you are not sporty, you can still cheer and help out, which makes the experience so much more enjoyable for our athletes and spectators alike.

Look out for sign-up sheets for various sporting activities during O’Week.

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Orientation Week and UniStart

St Catherine's Orientation Week, Semester 2 2019

Orientation Week (also known as 'O-Week') activities will run from Monday, 22 July 2019 until Friday, 26 July 2019.

O-Week is the official kick-off to your first year at St Catherine's with a range of information sessions and fun events to help prepare you for living on campus and for university life. A lot of planning has gone into O-Week, and the activities and events are the best way for you to help you to make lifelong friendships and ease your transition to university life, so it's important to us and yourself that you are committed to participating fully.

Please note: O-Week Timetable will be published on the Orientation Week website

UWA UniStart 2019

UniStart refers to UWA's program of orientation activities. These events and activities run concurrently with St Catherine's Orientation Week. You are free to choose which UniStart events and activities you want to take part in, however there are some events where attendance is expected and considered essential.

Please note: UWA UniStart for semester 1 will be available in early February


Family Visits

St Catherine’s on Park offers 21 modern studios and apartments for family and friends. Stay in our outstanding facilities with complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast throughout your stay. All our rooms are fully self-contained and serviced daily.

In-room features

  • Queen-sized bed and ensuite bathroom

  • Kitchenette (fridge, kettle, sink, microwave and induction cooktop)

  • Study nook and lounge area with LCD TV

  • Private balcony (Premium rooms only)

For more information and discounted prices, please visit St Catherine’s on Park. 

Any questions, please contact reservations on +61 8 9442 0585 or send us an email