New Residents

Welcome to St Catherine's College! As you take your first step on this new adventure, 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.

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 (All Rooms)

Monday, 9 July 2018

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 24-hour 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 at any hour of the day. Please quote St Catherine’s College to qualify for a special rate.

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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 Vyonne Walker at the Reception.

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.

Online activities (COMPULSORY)

There are three online activities that you must complete before arriving at St Catherine's:

1. Read College Handbook: This reading will get you up to speed with the rules and expectations of being a resident at St Catherine's. We are home to 400 students and whilst we are not fans of rules and regulations, we must all abide by a code of conduct to ensure that we live harmoniously!

2. Complete the online Alcohol Educational Module: This is an interactive educational resource designed to educate students about responsible use of  alcohol and minimise harm. This forms one of the compulsory modules for O’Week and must be completed. Don’t forget to put "ST CATS" before your name so that we know you have completed this compulsory module.

3. Sign up for O-Week activities: Sign-up is required we cannot allow entry if you have not done so. O-Week activities for semester 2, 2018 are still being finalised. Please come back soon to sign up.

Inter-college sports

St Catherine's has won the inter-college sports Overall Championship Cup for the past three years.

In 2015, we also won the Women's Championship Cup.
In 2016, we also 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!

Play your part and help us win the various inter-college sports cups again this year!

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.

Orientation Week and UniStart

St Catherine's Orientation Week 2018

Orientation Week (also known as 'O-Week') activities will run from Monday, 23 July  until Friday, 27 July 2018.

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 here soon and available in your room on arrival.

UWA UniStart 2018

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 2 will be available in early July