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.

Open Day Sunday 17th August, 9am-5pm

To get a real feel for JCH, come and visit us on Open Day for a free guided tour.

Chat to current students, tutors, & staff, meet our Principal Dr. Powell, and experience the renowned JCH hospitality.

Tours run from 9:00 - 5:00

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

Dr Eva G. Eden

5 December 1924- 7 July 2014.


I write with the sad news that Dr Eden passed away peacefully on the afternoon of 7 July after a long and full life. In recent months Eva had indicated that she would be happy for final rest, and she has been closely and lovingly supported by her friends from the Parkville community in this final stage of her life.

In keeping with her wishes, the College warmly invites alumni and friends to attend a memorial gathering to remember Dr Eden. We will celebrate Eva's life and her remarkable contribution to the College over twenty-one years as our Principal. This gathering will be held in the College on Sunday 27 July from 2pm to 4pm.

If you are able to attend, please do let us know via events@jch.unimelb.edu.au to assist with our preparations.

Luce 2014 is out. Luce, the college magazine, contains news of Janet Clarke Hall's events, students, fellows and associates. In this issue we remember Mrs Phyllis Fry (10 Dec 1933 – 21 Jul 2013), reflect on life at the College over this last year, cover some of JCH's major restoration and face-lift projects, and catch up with some of our distinguished scholars and fellows. You can download Luce here or contact us for information about obtaining a print copy.

Dr Lilit Thwaites, an eminent literary translator and honorary associate in Spanish at La Trobe University, spoke at JCH's 2014 Literature dinner, on the art and business of translation.