Aquinas College is built around the gracious and heritage listed Montefiore House, dating from the 1850's. The College, in an attractive garden setting, includes three other heritage residences as well as several other purpose built accommodation buildings.
All of our bedrooms are fully furnished and contain a bed, robe, bookcase, drawers, desk & study chair, bin, curtains and heater. Most of our rooms offer single accommodation however, we do have some shared rooms available. Student rooms are serviced and fresh linen is provided on a weekly basis within the standard residential fees. All bedrooms are contracted to each student for the entire academic year (40 weeks). The College is security conscious and uses electronic card systems for all perimeter and building access.
All students are provided access to the Aquinas Student Wireless Network, providing unlimited high speed internet access in all areas of Aquinas, including most of the College grounds and lawns. Students can log onto the network with any device, including mobile phones & tablets. Access to the College network is free for resident students.
Students are provided three meals a day, seven days a week in the dining room. Kitchenettes with tea and coffee making facilities are also available outside dining room hours in several areas around the College. In addition to the kitchenettes, the new MacKillop building is equipped with a Late Tea Room which is available for students to use outside of dining room hours and also has tea and coffee making facilities.
Free laundry facilities are located in each residential building. Laundry facilities include washing machines and clothes dryers. Student supply their own washing powder.
The College has a well-equipped gymnasium and our multi-purpose sports court caters for tennis, volleyball, basketball and netball.
General Common Rooms & Study Areas
With the addition of the new MacKillop Building, the college now has an array of common rooms and study areas all over campus. Our common rooms offer a relaxed environment where students can watch a DVD or use AppleTV, have a game of pool or table tennis, or just relax and read a book. In our 4 main common rooms, students can watch a DVD or Foxtel on the large screen TV in the comfort of leather lounges.
All of the College study areas provide excellent wireless internet access, a variety of desks, chairs and lounges creating a relaxed but quiet and studious area for students to focus on their work. The Gleeson Computer Room ensures students have access to scanning and printing facilities.
The College Chapel is located in Hannan House, overlooking the city of Adelaide. Mass is celebrated in the Chapel every Sunday evening during term time. Prayer services are also held at other times throughout the week, and the Chapel is made available for other groups, both within and outside the College, for appropriate use.
The Chapel is always open, offering a quiet reflection space for students.