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Saints Catholic College is more than just a place to live while students complete their degrees. It will become your home away from home at JCU. The College is a vibrant community where our residents can make life-long friends and network with others in their degree course.

The College has three wings and accommodates 298 students. It has a special place in the educational structure of North Queensland as a Catholic residential college aiming to develop a community based on Catholic Christian values within the tertiary institution of James Cook University.

As a member of the College community, residents are expected to assume responsibility for their personal conduct. As well, all Collegians should be prepared to express a practical commitment to respecting and supporting the legitimate rights and values of others.

We understand that you will want to weigh up a lot of important aspects before you decide which accommodation Wing option is best for you. We have developed a cost and benefits comparison between on and off-campus accommodation.

Our Rooms

Each single study bedroom within a Wing is equipped with the following items:


St Raphael’s Wing St Paul's - O’Leary Wing (A Block)   St Paul's - Kneipp Wing (B Block) St Mary MacKillop Wing

Single bed and mattress


Ceiling fan



Built-in desk 

Fluorescent desk light

Desk chair

Built-in wardrobe


Internet connection

Phone connection


Carpeted floor

Bedding (includes mattress protector, pillow, two sheets, pillow case, and quilted bedspread)

Ensuite bathroom/toilet

The Personal Touch

All residents’ rooms are furnished however students are welcome to add their own personal touch.

Students can decorate their room with photos or posters using blu-tac or supply their own bed linen if desired. In fact we would encourage you to bring your own pillow and bedspread/doona to make it a bit more like home. 

Students may have a small bar fridge in their room.  The fridge is required to be placed on a steel tray which protects the carpet under the fridge.  (Trays can be purchased from the college office.)

The kitchens on each floor level are equipped with an oven, microwave, jug, toaster and family-sized refrigerator.  We do not allow cooking in the rooms so if you bring toasters, electric kettles, rice cookers or sandwich makers these must be used in the common room kitchens.