Living on Campus Why live on campus?

Why live on campus?

Dive into the NQ lifestyle

Discover the ultimate study-life balance with the rich North Queensland on-campus lifestyle. Study while basking in the warm tropical sun, then relax at the beach, hike through the rainforest or dive into the vibrant social life. Benefit from living at the only Australian university with multiple World Heritage-listed sites on the doorstep.

Outdoor lifestyle.

Create enduring friendships

See why JCU alumni reminisce about their on-campus living so fondly. You’ll build enduring relationships through each building’s own residential life programs, creating memories that will last a lifetime. When you live surrounded by your peers, you’ll discover there’s always someone to study, cook, explore or just relax with. The next spontaneous adventure is just around the corner.

Create enduring friendships.

Develop cultural connections

Live on a campus that embraces your cultural heritage. Express your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage within your on-campus community and engage in programs designed specifically to support your background and future goals. Explore the academic, financial and community support available to Indigenous students.

JCU Reconciliation Artwork - Copyright Kassandra Savage.

Versatile living options

On-campus living caters to you. Leave real-estate agents and inspections behind as you discover an accommodation option tailored to your needs. With options for catered and self-catered rooms, the opportunity to live alone or with roommates, and housing designed for both social butterflies and those keen on privacy, you’ll discover that there’s a place for you at JCU.

Students eating food and socialising.

Active lifestyle

Explore how on-campus living caters to your rich and varied interests. With uni just a short walk away, you’ll have extra time to engage in a range of social and sporting activities. With many events designed exclusively for on-campus residents, you’ll have ample opportunity to get involved. From soccer to birdwatching, anime to community activism, there’s an event, club or society for every interest when you live on-campus.

Students playing basketball.
Nicole Brebner

Nicole Brebner

“It has literally been my home away from home. We are a college that is very supportive of each other in as many ways as possible - this includes academically, socially, culturally and on the sporting field.”

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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