Janet Clarke Hall is a smaller college which offers real friendship and real community.

A leading academic college, offering a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment.

JCH students blend academic success, with a rich cultural, sporting and social life.

Who Are We?

Since 1886 Janet Clarke Hall has provided a close, supportive and academically stimulating environment for students coming from Melbourne, the country, interstate and overseas. Among the first institutions of its kind in the world

to accept women students into residence, the College has long stood for equality of access and opportunity, for women and for men, in a full and rewarding university education.

College News

The College has elected alumna and internationally Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, a world authority on constitutional law, as its newest Fellow. Recently Professor Saunders contribution as a driving force behind international efforts in constitutional law was recognised by her award of France's highest accolade, the L├ęgion d'honneur.

The Australian Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO visited Janet Clarke Hall in July, spending time with some of our students.

Visit her website.

The College has elected President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Prof Gillian Triggs as its newest Fellow.
A former student of the College and Deputy Chair or Council, Gillian's distinguished career in Human Rights advocacy continues a strong College tradition in this area including through the likes of alumna and Fellow Dr Fay Marles AM, first Equal Opportunity Commissioner for Victoria and former Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.
Read more in our college newsletter, Luce.