I've met so many people and made so many new friends… College life so far, for me, has been terrific. I'm happier than I ever thought I would be. There are so many activities organised, so many new experiences, so many new people, so much work, so much fun." - Sanne Voogt
Located in Toohey Forest, the Colleges are surrounded by natural bushland and walking tracks. It’s a very scenic place to live, study and enjoy your time at Griffith.
Colleges provide the convenience of being close to your lectures, library, laboratories, and sport and recreation facilities. The Colleges are conveniently positioned on the Nathan and Mt Gravatt campuses – close to the Busway and city. South Bank campus is only 11 minutes away by bus!
The Colleges provide a safe and supportive environment in which to live and learn. College members have access to a wide range of support services coordinated by the college staff.
In addition to the many social and sporting activities held exclusively for College members, there are also gyms, and professional quality Tennis Centre (including a licensed café), clubs and on-campus activities such as Market Days.
College members are able to park on campus (fees apply).
Academic supportThe average mark (Grade Point Average) for students who live in a College is higher than for students who do not.
Access to the library, lecturers and tutors is a short walk away and there are other people on College who are doing the same course as one another. I have many group study sessions with my fellow peers, which has greatly assisted my learning throughout the two years I've been staying on campus." - Peter Nicholls
Staying on college has been the best thing for transition to university life. I think I would have struggled if I had lived anywhere else. I believe staying on college gives me a huge advantage over other students. - Morgan Weston
As a member of the Griffith University colleges, your academic progress is important to us. We understand that it can be difficult to achieve an appropriate balance between all aspects of your University life – academic, personal, sporting, cultural and social and the living in the university colleges you will have access to a range of support.
Griffith Accommodation has a process in place aimed to support students that require assistance. The process begins each semester when Griffith Accommodation reviews the results of all college residents from the previous semester. Any students that receive a Semester or Cumulative GPA of 4.0 or below, (GPA of 1 being the lowest score and GPA of 7 being the highest) are considered to be in need of assistance.
Residential Advisors are available to check on students and their progress with university studies. As fellow students, Residential Advisors understand the challenges experienced by university students. All Residential Advisors have completed training and are familiar with programs and resources provided by the University and are able to pass this information onto college residents.
The Colleges also provide access to study nights and workshops covering a range of topics to help with study, assignment writing, and time management. You will have access to great networking opportunities – help from fellow students, academics and professionals all literally at your front door!
Please remember that you are not alone. If you are having academic difficulties and do not know who to approach first, ask your Residential Advisor. They will be able to point you in the right direction.
Social and sporting events
Many social and sporting activities are based on-campus. By living in a College you’re right there where it all happens, including:
- Awards Nights
- College Ball
- Trips to theme parks
- Inter-college sporting comps
and much more. Check out the gallery.
You will find it very easy to meet and get to know other students. Friendships formed during your time in the Colleges will last a life time. The friends you make here will be close by to study with and socialise. With students from different countries living together you’ll meet a diverse group of people and find that you are being exposed to new cultures and ideas.
Discounts and deals
Griffith College members receive 10% discount at all University operated food outlets on all campuses.