You don’t necessarily have to live at Duchesne to benefit from the Duchesne Advantage and College life – here’s how.

If you attend university in Brisbane, but you live outside of Duchesne, the Duchesne College Associate Membership Program still gives you the chance to call Duchesne ‘home’.

As an Associate Member, you’ll begin your university experience like every other first-year student. During the week-long Welcome Week (Orientation Week), you’ll ‘live in’ at the College and become fully immersed in life at Duchesne. This is a wonderful opportunity to make friends before university even gets started and to participate in some fun activities with a great group of women.

For TC Beirne School of Law Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship recipients, a fantastic benefit of the Scholarship is access to an Associate Membership at a UQ College including at Duchesne. We can’t wait to welcome you into our community and to provide you with a range of services that will help you flourish!


Associate Membership

As an Associate Member at Duchesne, you’ll have access to:

  • Food – All weekday lunches during the academic year, plus additional meal cards for breakfasts, dinners or weekend meals can be purchased from reception for $10 per meal.

  • Facilities – all of Duchesne’s facilities, including the Dining Hall, common rooms and a fully equipped gym, as well as the Duchesne College Learning Lounge and music practise rooms.

  • Friends – if you’re commuting from outside Brisbane, or if you’re new to Brisbane, a membership with Duchesne will provide social connections to our residents and to other colleges on campus and is an excellent way to build a network of like-minded friends.

  • Academic support – you can attend weekly tutorials at Duchesne in your discipline along with facilitated access to university programs, including individual coaching around study and time-management skills, and mentoring from fellow students.

  • Wellbeing – as well as access to one session per semester with the Duchesne College Counsellor, you’ll also be connected to peer support through an assigned Resident Assistant (a senior student familiar with life at Duchesne), and you can also participate in our wellness and service programs.

  • Formal dinners – a highly valued Duchesne tradition and the ideal place to make lasting friendships and meet inspiring guest speakers, while enjoying a special meal.

  • Wait-list priority – Associate Members are often the first to be offered places at Duchesne should they become available throughout the academic year.

Please note: As an Associate Member, you cannot participate in the ICC Sporting and Cultural competitions, but you can certainly lend your voice to the Blue Heart support crew at sporting events and participate in any ICC social events or social sporting activities.

Membership Fees

  • Full Year (2024) – $3,000
  • Welcome Week Residential Fee (2024) – $666
  • Welcome Week Activity Fee – $225 (this fee is paid to the Student Club)
  • Student Club Fee – $175 (paid annually to the Student Club to cover the costs of a range of activities organised by the Club
    (e.g. sporting, cultural, service and social activities)).

Associate Membership Applications will open on 29 April 2024. 

If you would like to register for a reminder email, please enter your details here.

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