Your Student Accommodation
at James Cook University
Saints has become the College of choice at JCU Townsville with the newest accommodation facility with the Mary MacKillop building with every room having either a private or shared ensuite, and all other rooms having a refurbishment this year. That however is not the only reason.
With new management coming on board in 2020 from the five star hotel industry the College has undergone a major change with regard to both the additional service it provides and customer service. With additions such as a residents courtesy car, a full gymnasium and group fitness studio, their own travel agency and a make your own pizza bar open to residents from Friday supper to Sunday breakfast it shows that they listen to their customers (you) and has been adding many complimentary features almost monthly throughout 2020, despite COVID, and they are looking at several more additions to come in 2021, with suggestions from residents such as a swim size spa and massage chairs!!
With full transparency and a 100% refund policy of its Entrance Fees, Saints is the perfect choice in such an unsure economic environment. It also has the most accommodation bursaries at JCU, with one bursary not even needing an application, because as a first year resident you automatically go in the draw for a 100% accommodation bursary, just for joining us.
The Saints Advantage
Residents Courtesy Car
Are you an international student or just an Aussie without a vehicle? No problem. We have one here waiting for you. Need to go to the beach, or drive down to Macca’s, or even pick up your friends and family from the airport when they come to visit. Just book the vehicle out for up to 2 hours with absolutely no costs. All fuel, insurance excesses etc are covered. Its like owning your own car, without the costs!
Loyalty and Discount Program
We respect our partners and we also reward them. Any student coming from a Catholic School or connected with their local Catholic Diocese or have had or have a family member here as Saints gets a 5% discount on their fees. But we respect our residents even more. As a resident when you recommend someone to join us, we also give you a 5% discount…for every person you refer. Refer 20 friends and stay for free!! So make sure to check out our discount and loyalty offers page.
Free Family Accommodation
We understand that living away from home isn’t always easy for you, and your family and friends. So we make it easier for them to visit. Simply book a room (subject to availability) with the front office and your friends and family can come and stay a couple of nights for free. Perfect for when your feeling home sick, having a tough time of it, or just want to have a fun weekend with your bestie from school. Numbers are of course limited to each semester so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the benefit.
That’s right, you read it correctly. Saints has its own travel agency connected to the “sabre” booking engine that assists you to obtain the cheapest fares on the market for those flights to and from home, or even that holiday you planned in midyear or end of year break. International, domestic and everywhere in between, simply ask Ronnie on of the travel industries leading travel experts who has a dedicated and personalised approach to ensuring you get the best experience at the cheapest price possible.
Saints Health Fitness & Activity Program
Here at Saints we have our own full gymnasium with cardio and weights and even group fitness classes. Try a Pilates Class on a Tuesday morning or just pump some weights at the time that fits with your schedule. We even have times allocated for women only so you can exercise in whatever environment that suits you best. Unlike other colleges where you would also have to pay for fitness etc, here at Saints it’s all provided free.
Party Pizza & Exam Time Energy Stations
Life at University is not all about academics, but we are here to make sure you SURVIVE Exam week!! do our best to assist with the energy needs in study and exam weeks with our Energy Station in the Dining hall complete with Red Bull’s, lollies, and chocolate bars etc. We are also here to make sure that your time off is never short of a good munch. Our ‘make your own’ Pizza Station is open (outside of regular meal times) from close of Friday dinner service right through until Sunday breakfast, so no matter the time, head on down and create your own Pizza de Resistance.
Academic Mentoring & Pastoral Support
Uni can be difficult, especially in your first year. So we ensure that every first year resident gets an academic mentor to do group study and exam prep sessions without throughout each semester. We also realise it is not just the academics that prove difficult during your time at Uni. So we provide 24 hour pastoral care which is made available to assist you with whatever is getting you down or giving you difficulties. It is not designed to be specifically catholic or religious in provision, but as counselling and assistance service to be there for you whenever you need assistance. This also includes our Residential Assistants who are students just like you, and there is one on every floor of every building specifically there to make your life at Saints as trouble free as possible.
Additional Fee Transparency
As we all know in life sometimes it is in the fine print, or the un-mentioned additional fees that surprise us when we least expect it, or when we can least afford it! So at Saints we believe in full transparency. We provide the detail for our Entrance Fee and there is also no long list of multiple types of additional fees. Apart from a fee for electricity when you want your own fridge in your room, ALL other fees are in your accommodation or initial Entrance Fee. Everything is then provided free of charge at Saints. So if you are comparing us to others, make sure to check ‘everything’ they are going to charge you for….and maybe ask what the fees are actually for. Make sure to check out the detailed list of our Entrance Fee on the Fees page.
The great thing about Saints are the multitude of options. We have a range of room options from the cheapest fully catered rooms on campus and also the newest rooms, complete with private or shared ensuite. The choices are not endless of course, but we have something to suit everyone and every budget. Check out the videos and images of not only the Mary MacKillop room options (newest rooms on campus) but also all our other rooms which will be refurbishment ready for the 2021 year.
25 November 2022
What New for 2023
14 November 2022
Thank you to our 2022 Student Association, Residential Assistant & Academic Mentor Teams
26 October 2022
Congratulations - Our 2022 Valedictorians
14 October 2022
2022 End of Year Ball
15 August 2022
Welcoming ACS for free resident counselling services
15 April 2022
At Home Ball 2022
15 December 2021
Congratulations 2022 Pastoral Care & Student Association Team
1 August 2021
Bongo Bar - Now Bongo Bar & Nightclub