The College has 97 beautiful and spacious furnished student bedrooms. Each privately locked bedroom is equipped with a study desk, chair and ample cupboard space. All rooms have broadband internet, wireless and phone access and many bedrooms also have open fireplaces for personal use.
Wireless internet is provided throughout the college. Free access is granted to university websites. Support is provided free of charge 24/7 by telephone or online chat. In addition to the wireless access, wired access is provided in each bedroom.
Students can expect three high-quality meals a day as well as afternoon tea and supper, alongside the option of ordering specially prepared lunchtime and late meals, all with vegetarian options and catering for other dietary requirements. Formal Dinners are a part of our tradition and occur every Monday and Thursday in our beautiful Dining Hall.
Janet Clarke Hall has the best sports facilities on campus. Free access for JCH students is granted to Melbourne University Sports Facilities including Gym, Pool and Fitness Classes, as well as the use of Janet Clarke Hall's own outdoor tennis court and basketball court. The College also participates competitively in a wide range of inter-collegiate sports.
The modern library of more than fifteen thousand volumes features textbooks relevant to all university courses as well as a growing collection of contemporary fiction novels and various magazine subscriptions. It is open 24/7 and offers free computer access, and a dedicated online catalogue for searching, ordering and borrowing books. Also available for student use is a professional A3 scanner/photocopier/printer.
Students can take advantage of 24 hour access to a range of tutorial and study rooms in College, providing a comfortable and friendly setting to study. If you want to access University Libraries or study spaces they are less than five minutes walk away.
There are several dedicated music practice rooms with five pianos including two grand pianos, with opportunity to rehearse and perform solo or together in the Dining Hall at College dinners and events.
Janet Clarke Hall's grounds feature a lovely courtyard and garden in which students can often enjoy their meals. The building and gated-carpark are secured with electronic security.
A student 'board room' and larger and smaller common rooms are provided within which students can meet, relax, watch TV or play games including billiards and table tennis. Vending machines are available 24/7, and a feature of daily life is gathering for afternoon tea, and 'Clubbers' (supper) in the JCR. The College also has a rooftop courtyard for student use offering incredible city views.
Janet Clarke Hall shares a beautiful College Chapel with Trinity College, with generations of JCH students singing in the Choir. All students are welcome to attend services of worship and share in the life of the magnificent College Chapel .
Students have access to pantries with fridges, microwaves and convection ovens for storing and preparing their own food if they wish.
Laundry facilities are available free of charge, with washing machines, dryers, irons and ironing boards all available for student use.
Janet Clarke Hall is walking distance to the very popular Lygon Street which contains hundreds of retail shops, cafes, restaurants, bookshops and cinemas. The College is also five minutes by tram into the centre of Melbourne city.
Janet Clarke Hall is located three minutes' walk from Royal and Princes Parks, offering hundreds of acres of parkland, cycling and sporting facilities within 2 kilometres of the Melbourne CBD.
Founded in 1886, Janet Clarke Hall is housed within a magnificent heritage-listed building with impressive stone archways, a light-filled formal dining hall and an attractive, cloistered courtyard garden. The architecture is amongst the most beautiful within the University.