We know it’s a big step to leave your family home, your state and sometimes your country to attend university. At Duchesne, you’ll have your independence, but also the care and support of trusted adults when you need it.

Our experienced team is passionate about steering our young women towards exciting futures. We feel privileged to work in an environment shaped by the values of the Sacred Heart and with residents who are striving to fulfill their potential.

We take a resident-centred approach to everything we do and work hard to be adaptable, flexible and to continuously improve the College. From our chefs, ground staff, and cleaners, through to our wellbeing, academic and residential living support staff, our dedicated team is here for you around the clock.


Head of College

I am so proud to lead Duchesne College, your home away from home, where we offer the very best of residential college living for women. Duchesne is truly a place where you’ll live, grow and flourish.

Our team here at the College is focused on helping all of our promising young women to reach their full intellectual potential, achieve their professional aspirations, build their character and prepare for successful lives after university.

We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive and supportive learning and living environment. You’ll be welcomed here as you become part of a sisterhood of wise women who look out for and encourage each other to succeed.

I encourage all of our residents to embrace the opportunities at Duchesne. Get involved in College life, as well as the activities offered by the Inter-College Council (ICC) for the on-campus residential Colleges, or by the university community on campus. Lifelong friends are made at Duchesne and you’ll experience some of the best years of your life here.

Our Academic Care programs will keep you on the road to graduation and professional success. We also offer counselling and other wellness resources as we believe that academic success and achievement is inextricably linked to positive wellbeing.

A world of opportunity awaits, and I really look forward to meeting you and being part of an incredibly exciting time of your life while you’re with us at Duchesne College and beyond.

Michelle Allan
Head of College and Chief Executive

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