Bruce Hall is proud to have been the first undergraduate residence built at The Australian National University in 1961. The Packard wing was built later to serve the needs of the ANU postgraduate community.
Situated on the beautiful Acton campus in Canberra, Bruce Hall has spent the past 55 years establishing 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.
Undergraduate students living in Bruce Hall will be provided with an academic, cultural and social environment along with fully catered accommodation. 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. This website gives but a snapshot of the endless opportunities available here at Bruce.
For 2017 and 2018, 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 at the corner of Daley and Dickson Roads. The community has been able to enjoy living in this residence while the New Bruce Hall residence is being built. The interim residence was designed with input from students themselves, and will retain the community features that make Bruce Hall so special.
In 2019, the Bruce Hall community will move to the new Bruce Hall, which will be located in its previous location on Daley Road at the head of University Avenue. It will house a community of around 400 students in addition to the Packard Wing.