Graduate House is part of the University House community. We have over 150 students from many different countries who form a thriving and supportive community of scholars pursuing postgraduate coursework or research qualifications. The facilities of Graduate House are here for the sole purpose of providing the social, physical and emotional support needed to help residents complete their academic studies satisfactorily. The House provides an environment where each of its residents can live and work without disturbing or being disturbed by those with whom they live and where they can enjoy the benefits of a fulfilling social life.
Graduate House provides single and double, self-catered rooms for full-time postgraduate students. Each room has kitchen, bathroom and toilet facilities and also include a desk, office chair, lounge chair, telephone, electric heater and bed.
Residents of Graduate House are entitled to House Dinner at University House each Wednesday. The cost is included in the tariff. Dinner includes pre-dinner drinks and a three-course sit down dinner with table wines.
Utilities (electricity, gas, water)
The weekly tariff includes water, electricity and internet usage.
All rooms have direct dial telephones with voice mail. All internal University and residential hall calls are free while local, STD and international calls are charged accordingly.
Computer & internet facilities
We have a computer lab with one workstation. Wireless access is provided at Graduate House to all residents in addition to LAN access in each bedroom. Internet usage in students rooms is included in the weekly tariff.
Distance to amenities
Graduate House is within walking distance of the Research Schools, libraries, sporting and other ANU facilities. It is also within walking distance of the city centre. Buses depart from outside Graduate House to all major town centres in Canberra.
There is an upright piano in the Music Room as well as a grand piano in the Common Room. Graduate House has cable television in the Common Room. The Brindabella Room seats approx 16 and is available for functions and meetings. The Common Room is a large room for the use of all residents. There is an audio-visual system consisting of a stereo TV (with Foxtel), a hi-fi system and a video player. Newspapers, magazines, books, games equipment (pool table & table tennis table) and are supplied for general use.
There are two laundries providing washing and drying machines for general use, the cost is included in the tariff.
Car parking at Graduate House is very limited and is available only to members who have a current University parking permit. Canberra's network of bike paths and public transport is quite good, so we encourage residents to save money and not bring a car. Bicycle sheds and parking spaces are available but space is limited.
Residents are responsible for cleaning their own room. Vacuum cleaners are provided with appropriate cleaning agents available for purchase from reception. Removal of rubbish is the responsibility of each resident with recycling strongly encouraged.
Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings. Designated smoking areas are located outside.
All areas of Graduate House are accessible with lifts and ramps available throughout the building. Graduate House also has five rooms specifically designed for students with a physical disability with several of these fitted with duress buttons.