On Campus Residences at Monash University, Australia.

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Monash University, with the major campus in Clayton, in Victoria, Australia, is one of the most prestigious universities in Australia. International and rural students from within Australia have many options for when it comes to “on campus” accommodation. All of the campus accommodation is of a high standard, and is well suited for both social and studious types of residents. Everyone would be able to find accommodation to suit their liking. In this article I will provide some information of the campus accommodation so a potential live-in student can evaluate the option best for them.

Deakin Hall

Named in honour of Sir Alfred Deakin, the second prime minister of Australia, Deakin Hall is the oldest of the accommodations available to students. Comprising 158 rooms, students can expect to encounter a friendly, relaxed environment, with a good program of social activities should students choose to partake in these. Surrounds include table tennis tables, plasma tvs, pool table, music rooms, kitchens and kitchenettes for cooking, fast internet in every room and more.

Farrer Hall

Farrer Hall is named in honour of William Farrer, an Australian agronomist and plant breeder. Functioning since 1965, Farrer was the second set of accommodations to be opened for students. This accommodation may suit the more involved type of student, who wishes to embrace university life and involve themselves in the committees and organised social events of the Hall. There are student committees in the hall, that ensure students needs are met. This is more quality accommodation.

Howitt Hall

Named in honour of Alfred Howitt, this hall comprises an environment of respect in 196 rooms spread across 12 floors. This hall has its difference in the graduate accommodation offered along with the comforts of the other halls, such as a music room, 24 hour vending machines, BBQ facilities to encourage social interaction, and great views of Melbourne from the upper floors of the building for those lucky enough to be up there.

Normanby House

101 students can be housed at Normanby, with these students occupying a building that was formerly a seminary that was purchased by the university.  Smaller than an individual hall at the Halls of Residence, facilities here are more limited by the nature of the building formerly being a seminary.

Richardson Hall

Henry Handel Richardson is a pen name of an Australian author. These halls have 9 stairways, with communities of 20 residents at a time over 5 and 6 levels each with 4-6 rooms sharing a bathroom and a utility room. Other great facilities are a disco room, TV projector, games room, kitchen facilities for students to prepare their own meals, or alternatively students can visit the cafe within the hall for their lunch and dinner for a reasonable price.

I believe a student from overseas would be more than happy staying at any of the above mentioned halls, with the experience of the students rounded out by the friends you make during your time there. You get out of it what you put into it so don’t be shy in saying hello to your fellow residents and making what could be some lifelong friends!