Why choose Union College as your residential College and what sets us apart?

Union College is your home to flourish academically, socially and personally. Set in beautiful lush grounds, we offer accommodation to Undergraduate, Postgraduate, domestic and international students of all genders. Students from all Universities live at Union. This means you’ll find a diverse, thriving community reflecting today’s society. The Union College experience is not just about academic pursuits; it is a journey of growth, friendship and shared experiences that will shape your future.


Union College is the optimum home away from home study experience. Immerse yourself in a whole new living and learning community with a variety of cultural, social and sporting events available to all residents. Benefit from professional networking opportunities, and free academic support as well! Set within beautiful, lush grounds a stone’s throw from the University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia. Forget about traffic jams and time commuting… instead benefit from quick access to the uni’s facilities – all interconnected by public transport and easy walkways. 

At Union College, we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming, supportive, safe and fun environment! The ultimate in student accommodation.

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Union is a fully catered college, providing residents with three wholesome and nutritious meals each day, including weekends, semester holidays and exam periods. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior consultation. 
A variety of dishes and vegetarian options are provided for residents in the college’s modern dining hall and outdoor eating terrace, which overlooks the UQ Campus and college gardens. 
Meal times at Union College are a fun and informal opportunity for staff and residents alike to mingle and socialise together. Throughout set times each semester, we also host intimate and friendly invitational formal dinners for residents. These provide a warm environment to meet and mingle and enjoy a prepared menu and associated wines whilst being entertained by invited speakers and entertainers. 
Your residential fees cover three meals per day, seven days a week. Morning and afternoon tea are provided during SWOTVAC and examination periods.

Resident Mentor Program

The Resident Mentor Program is a critical component of the pastoral care of our residents. The aim of the program is to provide experienced, friendly and engaging mentors to our residential community. Resident Mentors (RMs) are carefully selected for their ability to welcome, mentor and nurture young people, in particular, those who are entering their first year of university study. Furthermore, the RM program seeks to enhance the academic, social, cultural and personal development aspirations of all residents, as well as encouraging the resident population to make sensible decisions about how to achieve their goals.

Come Visit & See For Yourself!

Union College welcomes prospective residents and families to visit our college for a complimentary guided tour with one of our friendly Resident Mentors. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the lifestyle and facilities, ask questions and talk to current residents in our community. Guided tours generally take about half an hour, with an information pack available for visitors.

Prospective resident tours require advanced bookings and can be scheduled on weekdays (Monday to Friday) between 10:00AM and 4:00PM. You can contact the College by telephone on 07 3377 1500 or send us an email.

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