Associate Membership Program

Associate Membership Program

Duchesne College Associate Members live outside the College but can call Duchesne ‘home’ while at university and enjoy all the benefits of College life. Associate Members begin their university experience like every other first year student or ‘fresher’. During O-Week (Orientation Week), Associates ‘live in’ for the entire week, becoming fully immersed in the culture and life at Duchesne.

To apply for Associate Membership at Duchesne College download and complete the application form.

Duchesne College Associate Membership Program 2017 Duchesne College Associate Membership Program 2017 (673 KB)

Please note that fees for 2018 will be issued following the Council Meeting, to be held October 2017.

Benefits to Associate Members

  • Social connections to other colleges on campus – great for students who are commuting, are new to Brisbane or living in accommodation where meeting like-minded women is difficult.
  • Access to all Duchesne’s facilities including the dining hall, common rooms and a fully equipped gym.
  • Peer support through an assigned Resident Assistant (a senior student familiar with life at Duchesne), as part of a wider pastoral care program.
  • Access to the Duchesne College Learning Lounge and music practice rooms.
  • Wellness and Creative programs to support wellbeing.
  • Formal dinners – a highly valued Duchesne tradition and the ideal place to make lasting friendships and meet inspiring guest speakers, while enjoying a special meal.
  • Academic support provided in weekly tutorials, facilitated access to UQ programs, including individual coaching on study and time management skills, and mentoring from fellow students.
  • Onsite parking at a competitive rate, if available (currently $350/semester).
  • Associate Members are often the first to be offered places at Duchesne should they become available throughout the academic year. 
  • Meal cards can be purchased from Reception for $10/meal.

Please note: Associate Members cannot participate in the ICC Sporting and Cultural competitions

Membership Term Fee
Full Year $800
Semester 1 $400
Semester 2 $400
O-Week Residential Fee $550

Please forward your application with payment to:

Post: Registrar, Duchesne College, College Road St Lucia QLD 4067
Or emailed to:
 Or faxed to:  (07) 3377 2314  Attn: Registrar

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Applications for 2018 are now open