Information for Parents

Welcome to the St Catherine's College community! We hope that you had a fantastic holiday period and that your son or daughter (or both) is looking forward to the start of the new year at university and St Catherine's. This page will guide you through everything you need to know prior to their arrival but we are more than happy to help if you have any other questions!


Welcome Lunch

New residents and their parents are invited to our special lunch on Moving In day to welcome you to the College community.

Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Time: 12.30PM
Location: Jull Courtyard



Complete admissions and contract documentation

Please ensure your child's admissions and contract documentation is complete, submitted and processed prior to their arrival. They cannot be granted access to their room until all documentation is complete, submitted and processed.

Arrival times

Weekdays only    

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

Move In Days

Studio Room: Sunday 3 February 2019
Single Room: Sunday 17 February 2019

Arriving before or after the contract start date

Your child must advise the College if they intend to arrive any time before or after their contract start date. If this hasn't been arranged and confirmed prior to your arrival, your child cannot be granted access to their room.


The best way to get to St Catherine's is via 2 Park Road or our Stirling Highway carpark. Please be aware that there will be more traffic than normal on contract start dates. Once you have dropped your child, please park across the road on the UWA campus as parking is very limited around the College. There is an underpass from the university which exits at St Catherine's College.

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

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

Contract start dates

  • Undergraduate students »

    Single Room: 17 February 2019

    Studio Room: 3 February 2019

  • Postgraduate students »

    Single Room: 17 February 2019

    Studio Room: 3 February 2019

  • Taylor's College students »

    Single Room: From 17 January 2019

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Stay connected

There are a number of ways that the College keeps parents in the loop about developments and people at the College:

Banksia magazine

Banksia magazine is produced three times each year and is sent to you to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and events at St Catherine's.

Social Media

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Orientation Week and UniStart

St Catherine's Orientation Week 2019

Orientation Week (also known as 'O-Week') activities will run from Sunday, 17 February until Saturday, 24 February 2019.

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

For more information about O-Week and what you can look forward to, click here.

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.