Bruce Hall - Daley Road

History

  • First ANU undergraduate residence, built in 1961.
  • Named after Australian PM Stanley Melbourne Bruce.
  • Renowned artist Pamela MacFarlane created the large painting of Uroboros in the Junior Common Room.

 

     

    Overview

    Situated on the beautiful Acton campus in Canberra, Bruce Hall has established itself as a true community of scholars, where individualism is respected and excellence in all things is encouraged. The Hall fosters a self-regulating community where diversity is celebrated and inclusivity nurtured.

    A Bruce Hall experience lays strong leadership foundations, with many of our Alumni now enjoying successful careers in the judiciary, Parliament, leading universities and the corporate world. Being an integral part of one of Australia's premier research and teaching universities enhances the opportunities available.

    In 2019, new and existing Bruce Hall residents had the opportunity to be among the first students to occupy the newly built state-of-the-art residence located on Daley Road at the head of University Avenue. The new residence was designed with input from students themselves, as it aimed to retain the community features that make Bruce Hall so special.

    Our Motto & Symbol

    Bruce Hall has its own charter, coat of arms and motto - which translates to 'Happy is the person able to discover the reason for things.' Likewise, an important emblem for the Hall is Uroboros; the image of a dragon devouring its own tail representing a being containing all life and knowledge.

    History

    • First ANU undergraduate residence, built in 1961.
    • Named after Australian PM Stanley Melbourne Bruce.
    • Renowned artist Pamela MacFarlane created the large painting of Uroboros in the Junior Common Room.

     

       

      Features

       Bruce Hall

      Community

      Bruce Hall is home to a community of around 400 students (including the Packard Wing). Residents come to the Hall from all over Australia and from more than 30 countries around the globe. There is a healthy mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students, all of which adds to the dynamic community environment that exists at the Hall. All residents are strongly encouraged to become involved in the life of the Hall to take advantage of the many and varied opportunities to further both their own education and the education of others. 

      The pastoral care and academic support model has been maintained, and continues to be integral in the community that call Bruce Hall their home.

      2021 Costs

      Weekly tariff amount Catering Other fees & charges Other costs

      From $460.00 per week, for up to 45 weeks.

      Not covered by National Rent Affordability Scheme.

      Catered

      Includes 21 meals per week.

      Registration fee: $300.00

      Refundable deposit: $1,000.00

      Community program fee: $180.00

      • Utilities - included
      • Laundry fee - pay as you go
      • Phone & internet connection - included
      • Data Usage - included

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      Photos

       Bruce Hall Bruce HallThe new dining room at Bruce Hall.The main dining table inside the Bruce Hall dining room.The hall contains communal lounge areas that maximise natural light. The hall contains communal lounge areas that maximise natural light. The hall contains communal lounge areas that maximise natural light. Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt, Lady Cosgrove, Graham Tuckwell and Callum Dargavel cutting the ribbon to open Bruce Hall. Bruce Hall

      Rooms

       Bruce Hall standard room

      Standard room

      The rooms at Bruce Hall are modern and have been designed to accommodate flexibility and personalisation of the living spaces allowing options for students to place their beds and desks in alternative arrangements to suit themselves.  All rooms are provided with external balconies, large sliding doors to each room allow for natural light and natural ventilation.  The courtyard ensures all students have a landscaped view.

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