Residential Agreements

Period of Residence (Term)

Academic Year (New Residents)8 February - 21 November 2020 (41 weeks)
Academic Year (Returning Residents)15 February - 21 November 2020 (40 weeks)
Semester One8 February - 4 July (21 weeks)
Semester Two5 July - 29 November (21 weeks)

Residence Contract

Once you accept an offer of a place, a legally binding contract is formed between you and JCU. Your Residential Agreement with JCU is for either a single semester (for Study Abroad students only or if your course is ending mid-year) or the full academic year. Penalties may apply if you do not stay for the full term or otherwise breach the Residential Agreement. Accommodation fees are payable for the entire duration of the residence period (term) whether you are in room or not.

The Residential Agreement between JCU and a Resident is contained in several documents, they are:

  • the Letter of Offer which is sent to intending residents;
  • the Residential Agreement;
  • the Fee Schedule;
  • the Resident Code of Conduct; and
  • any special conditions agreed in writing between JCU and the Resident.

Intending residents should familiarise themselves with all of these documents.

It’s important that you understand all aspects of your residence contract. Please ask us if there is anything you’re unsure about.

Note: All contract periods listed herein are effective from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. Information is provided as a guide only and is subject to change without notice. Residents should refer to their Letter of Offer and Residential Agreement for specific details regarding terms of contract.