Prospectus, residential handbook and guides

As you prepare to move to Canberra and into one of the University approved residences, we know that you are both excited and a little nervous.  You will be well supported by capable residential staff who are there to help you, guide you and support you as you settle into your new home from home.  

We also enourage you to learn a little more about your residence and our campus before you arrive as this will help you to settle in quickly.  We have put together some guides and information booklets that you may need to refer throughout your stay at our student residences.

Moving to a Lodge is your next step towards independence. You may have lived in a catered Hall or have moved straight out of home and this can be a little daunting. We know that your move to a more independent style of living at Lodges is the start of a new adventure.


Accommodation Prospectus

The Accommodation Prospectus is your guide to all that you need to know about accommodation at the Australian National University and living in Canberra.

Residential Handbook

Handbooks aim to provide residents with a reference to policies, procedures, administration and facilities for each Hall. The Handbook forms part of your Occupancy Agreement so we urge you to read it carefully. Please direct any enquiries to the front office at the Hall in which you reside. Handbooks may be reviewed and/or amended at any time, only students under contract will be notified of changes.

Preparing to move into Graduate House and University House

This handbook is prepared to acquaint you with the general information and services available to you as a resident living in Graduate House and University House.

Preparing to move into an ANU Lodge

To help you as you prepare to move into one of Lodges, we have prepared a welcome to ANU Lodge and a handy guide which we hope will be of value to you. Our Lodges are managed by a capable, friendly and student-focused team. The pastoral care and academic support programs on offer at the Lodges are aligned with the same programs offered by the Halls. All the Lodges are of a modern design and provide comfort and an ability to relax, study, cook and share meals has been considered. From roof-top gardens to ground floor BBQ and entertainment areas, the design in your apartment or in the communal spaces of the Lodges is aimed at creating shared spaces of meeting and socialising.

University COVID Safety Plan for Residential Facilities

The University COVID-19 Protocols for Residential Facilities is subordinate to the University COVID-19 Guidelines, which remains the overarching document for COVID-19 response and management for ANU. These protocols should be read in concurrence with the Guidelines. The Protocols indentified specific requirements for the management of ANU Residential Facilities in response to COVID-19 at various risk levels, as identified in the Campus Alert System. It outlines the actions to be undertaken for each COVID Alert Level to ensure the health and safety of residents.