Finding Uni accommodation that’s right for you
Moving away from home is a HUGE milestone. This is the time for a lot of growing up to be done, making some awesome new memories, and finding your footing in the world. Choosing a place to call your new home (away from home) is a daunting task but St Catherine’s College is here for you!
If you decide to live on-campus, know that you will be in great hands! College Row is home to the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) five residential colleges: St Catherine’s College, St George’s College, St Thomas Moore College, Trinity College, and University Hall.
If you’re new to Perth, on-campus accomodation will be a good way to find your bearings in a new city. With communities varying from 200-700 residents depending on the College, it is a sure way to make new friends!
The biggest plus College Row has to offer is it’s close proximity to UWA’s Crawley campus. Roll out of bed and rock up to an 8 a.m. lecture with coffee in hand, five minutes to spare, and maximum sleep. You save on transportation costs and gain on maximum fresh air and scenic walks.
As part of the College Row community, you are sure to have your needs and interests heard by the UWA Guild Council. The Residential Students’ Department (RSD) is the peak representative body for students living on-campus. And as a huge plus, the RSD organises loads of inter-college events throughout the year — Fresher Fest, Inter-College Lip Dub (see here *ahem*), debates, Battle of the Bands, RSD Ball, the list goes on and on and on. Don’t worry, there will never be a dull day in College.
Every College on College Row is a little different. One thing we all have in common though, is that we are all more than just a place to sleep at night. Each College has it’s own charm and personality and some are a better fit for you than others. Our websites have all the info you need and more, but the best way to feel the aura of a College is to go for a tour and check the place out yourself!
Deciding between living on-and off-campus comes with its own list of pros and cons, with the biggest difference probably being the lifestyle — independent versus all-inclusive. At the end of the day, it just really depends on what you’re looking for!
Azrin Zaihan (St Catherine’s College) (+61 8) 9442 0591