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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

A time-lapse of our new learning space.

This short video courtesy of college architect Barry O'Conner, shows our marvellous new building, Henderson House, being dropped into place, and assembled in-situ. This modern learning space, made possible by the enormous generosity of Dr. Margaret Henderson, will give us the much needed space to help us extend our tutorial program.

JCH FrodO-week 2015.

A short video by one of our students, Scott Santarossa, of some of the 2015 O-week activities here at JCH, as new students settle in to Janet Clarke Hall.

Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and alumna of JCH, was the guest of honour at our Leadership Dinner on 22 August 2014. Professor Triggs spoke on the need for courageous leadership for a more inclusive society to a full-capacity audience, which included college fellows, council members, staff and students of JCH as well as our guests from high schools.