Our buildings are set around an internal leafy courtyard that creates a feeling of warmth and connection simply by the way our residents interact with the spaces. You’ll soon find yourself right at home at Duchesne – our programs, culture and facilities will set you up for success in your studies and your lives.
We have a large library space overlooking the UQ Lakes where you can find quiet places to study and focus and you’ll feel part of something bigger than just yourself. This space has desks, whiteboards, lounges, plus desktop computers and a printer. We have small rooms where group tutorials are held or where you can hold small meetings, and there are also a couple of music rooms available to our students for rehearsal.
Our beautiful Dining Hall is where meals are served and formal functions are held, and there are other dedicated dining spaces outside too. Plus you can access kitchenettes around the College to make a cup of tea or a snack. And you can come together in common areas and little lounge rooms to watch TV, chat or play board games.
We have a beautiful Chapel on site at the College where you’re always welcome to spend time. Mass is held there every two weeks and attended by residents from Duchesne and other colleges. You’ll be free to express and practise your faith at Duchesne. Our Director of Admissions and Residential Life works with student leaders to organise a range of activities including community outreach, liturgies, talks and seminars, leisure and other fun events to support your spiritual growth. These activities will encourage you to deepen your understanding and awareness of important issues that reflect contemporary society.
Our well-equipped, air-conditioned gym is a dedicated space for Duchesne residents and members, and is available from 6am to 10pm daily. Gym classes are often held throughout the year based on input from our students.
Duchesne College is known for being one of the UQ College accommodation options with a music room, with Brisbane students having the choice of two music practice rooms. These rooms include a piano, and are available to all residents from 6.30am – 10.30pm every day.
We provide a number of energy efficient washers, dryers and clothes lines at the College. All are available 24/7.
We have an arrangement with the Colleges IT Group (CITG) to provide IT support. That means you’ll have access to high-speed Internet and can connect your own computer to the shared printer in the Learning Lounge.
We have approximately 70 parking spaces available for a fee – don’t forget to submit an application form to request a car park when you apply to Duchesne. Demand does tend to exceed supply however, so car parking is allocated based on a number of priority factors. Bicycle parking and storage is also available.