John XXIII College

John XXIII College is more than just a place to eat & sleep - it's a place where residents become a part of a vibrant social community and make friends for life. It's a place where students feel at home as a part of an academic community.

The College attracts students who are seeking a 'collegiate' or 'all round' university experience. John XXIII College offers students fully catered accommodation; a community oriented residential experience, while open to all faiths our community is  based on Christian values and the Dominican charism. Academic support and well being / pastoral care support are a central focus at the College, which is located with easy access to the University's teaching and research areas, and is close to other student residences.   

At John XXIII College, the residents' academic success is the primary focus, but this is achieved through the social, spiritual, cultural and sporting development of the whole person. Each plays a vital role in the community life enjoyed by College residents. The College believes that academic success is borne of one nurturing one's whole self, which in turn sustains us as a uniquely independent community of scholars at Australia's premier university, living with the Four Pillars of our founding Dominican Fathers: Community, Spirituality, Learning and Service. The College is also equipped to provide a residential experience and opportunities that cultivate and develop all-round students who are empowered to make wise life choices, so they can achieve their full potential and are well equipped to launch their adult lives and careers.

John XXIII College is affiliated by statute with the Australian National University and was established in 1967. It has always enjoyed both an independence from and a healthy, collaborative partnership with the ANU. The College is home to over 315 students, the majority of whom are undergraduate students who make up a college community rich with beliefs, with a strong sense of connection and with a campus reputation for sporting, arts and social prowess (achievements).  

If you would like to find out more about John XXIII College or would like to register as a potential resident please Contact us.

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