College FAQ

Can I change my College preference to St Leo’s even if I have applied to another of UQ’s Colleges?

It is recommended to only apply to one UQ College at a time.  You can change your preference and cancel an application at a different College.  All you need to do is contact us. 

When will I find out of my application is successful?

The College will contact you once you have completed the Application process, or as soon as QTAC offers you a place at university.  If you take up our Early Offer, you know you are safely in from the day you make your application. 

I would like to study at another university and stay at Leo’s – is that possible? 

Yes, we have students from QUT, Griffith, CQU, ACU, USQ and other institutions living at Leo’s.  

Can I prepare my own meals?

No, all meals are provided.  There is a “Late Meal Room” which is open from 6.00am to 11.00pm with cereals, bread, fruit, ice cream, spreads, coffee, tea, cordial.  There are also hotplates, microwaves and frying pans for you to cook your own food if you are still hungry.  Meals are not permitted to be taken back to bedrooms.  We have designated eating areas.

Can I defer my offer to St Leo’s?

Yes, if you defer your university place you can defer your College place. 

Can I stay at the College outside of term times?

Yes, this is possible for some dates, however it does attract an additional cost and will depend on circumstances.  The College is shut from 20 Dec, 2022 until 10 January, 2023.

When can I check in?

For first year students, check in is February on the Sunday before Orientation Week starts - 13th Feb. For returning students it is the Sunday before lectures commence - 20th Feb.

When do I need to check out?

Check out is in November. once exams finish

Can I bring my own furniture to College?

No, the rooms are all fully furnished - bed, desk, chair, fridge. Non-furniture items such as TVs are fine.

What items should I bring?

A full list of items will be provided to you before you arrive.  Items include a suit for formal dinners, blanket, towel, personal items and toiletries. 

Don’t worry – we wont let you arrive without knowing what to bring or what to expect – and that's what O Week is for – there are many other new residents like you. Before you know it you will be settled in and wondering what you were worried about!

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed at the College.

Can I bring my car?

Yes, we offer on site parking to all our Residents who register for a car park.  We are the only College that can do that!  

Can anyone come and visit me while I'm at College?

Yes, casual visitors are fine. We allow visitors to book in and stay overnight however this needs to be arranged ahead of their arrival.

How can I get mail at College?

We have a mail pick up point with daily delivery.  Residents will be sent a text when they receive mail.   Address for mailing items:  Residents Name -  St Leo's College, College Rd, St Lucia, 4067.

How much does it cost to live at St Leo’s?

The costs to live at College depends on the room you choose and some other variables for example. All of our fees are explained here. 

Will I have access to the internet?

There is cable internet plus a Wi-Fi unit in every room. All common areas and the entire campus has access through Eduroam.

What meals are provided by the College?

You get 3 meals a day 7 days a week. You can get a packed lunch or a late meal at night if you are in class or have another commitment which prevents you getting back to College at mealtimes. We also have a Late Meal Room room which is open from 6.00am to 11.00pm with cereals, bread, fruit, spreads, coffee, tea, cordial, hotplates, microwaves – and ice cream! 

What happens if I have classes during designated meal times?

You can get a packed lunch or a late meal at night. Just order it and it will be there.

Do you offer Equity Bursaries?

Yes, we have numerous scholarships for Academic, Cultural and Sporting excellence as well as Equity Bursaries for those for whom the fees are presenting a challenge.

Do you have visitor rooms for parents or other guests to stay?

Subject to availability, we have some guest rooms.

Can I use EFTPos for College purchases?

Yes you can – Residents use this method to pay for washing tokens, printing, vending machine items, fees, etc.
St Leo's College - your new home on campus
College Road, St Lucia Queensland 4067, Australia