Why Choose St Mark’s College?

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    College Life

    Active, vibrant and diverse. That’s our community! St Mark’s College provides a supportive and stimulating environment where students pursue their optimum academic achievement. While aiming at the pursuit of excellence in specific fields of study at university, the College also promotes amongst its members a love of learning, and a critical approach to issues.
    Colleges cater to the uniqueness of individuals –we recognise that each student living in our community is an individual and our relationship with students is transformational, not transactional. By providing an atmosphere in which students are accepted as mature and self-responsible, St Mark’s aims to make a student’s stay at College a fun, enjoyable, intellectual, and maturing experience.

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    Our values

    Our Values are integral to the success of our community. Our values guide student behaviour and ensure that all members of our community and staff are living and working harmoniously in a safe and supportive environment. St Mark’s offers a dynamic student and staff interaction, peer support, a strong sense of belonging and the opportunity to make lifelong friends and connections. We’re also a not-for-profit organisation so all revenue is reinvested in facilities and opportunities for the benefit of all students.

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    Our Past

    St Mark’s College, the oldest of the university residential Colleges affiliated with universities in South Australia, opened its doors to students in 1925 and has a rich and significant history.  It became co-residential in 1982 and now provides accommodation for over two hundred and forty undergraduates, post graduates, senior members and visitors. The College is associated with the Anglican Church of Australia, but is freely open to women and men of all faiths and nationalities.

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    A former Dean of St Mark’s once said that “At university you get a degree – at St Mark’s you get an education”. Certainly we take academic achievement seriously here, and St Mark’s students consistently achieve high results in their exams. But there is a lot more to life at St Mark’s than study; this is a fun and vibrant community, which encourages students to participate in a plethora of activities. There are plenty of activities in which to involve yourself in, whether it is on the stage or sports field, in the spheres of music, drama, through outreach to the community, or just by coming along to any or all of the College events.

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    Our Alumni

    We treasure our alumni of over 4,000 St Mark’s Old Collegians. They are our true ambassadors who passionately support the college through their lifetime. They are pioneers in their field, entrepreneurs, politicians, experts, Ambassadors, and more, all of whom have all enriched the world in many different ways.
    Our Old Collegians are also some of our most generous supporters and benefactors who have enabled St Mark’s to thrive through not only their financial donations but through their advice, encouragement and support for the College.
    Our Old Collegians also connect with their peers through reunions and events which enable them to develop strong personal and professional networks around the world

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Our Facilities

Amongst the heritage buildings and stunning grounds, St Mark’s College offers you a range of first-class facilities to ensure that you have access to everything you need.

College news

Keep up to date with events at College and student news.


Stay connected to our College community by attending one of our events throughout the year.

A Taste of Mark’s

A Taste of Mark’s

Oct 22, 2017 @ 11:00am - 4:00pm

Enjoying delicious food and a celebratory thirst-quencher with our friends has always played an important role in the St Mark’s experience.  Whether it is a carafe of wine with dinner at the High Table or a Port after dinner in the Senior Common Room. Our passionate St Mark’s Old Collegians’ Association Committee want to contribute […]

Final Service

Final Service

Oct 28, 2017 @ 5:15pm - 6:00pm

Please join us for the Final Service to be held in St Peter’s Cathedral at 5.15pm on Saturday 28th October 2017. The service will be followed by pre-dinner drinks on the front lawns from 6.00pm after which the College residents will proceed to Final Dinner.

St Mark’s Reunion Victoria

St Mark’s Reunion Victoria

Nov 18, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm

We welcome St Mark’s Old Collegians and their partners living in Victoria, or visiting on the day, to come along and catch up with fellow Collegians. Join us to share stories of your College days and your experiences since leaving, and hear about the progress and exciting future plans of the College from the Master, Rose Alwyn.   The Windsor Hotel […]


  • St Mark's College is truly a home away from home. Moving to a big city was quite daunting, however the welcoming community at St Mark's has made that transition exciting. It is a place where people you didn't know beforehand become your family and you meet people from all walks of life. It is great to form friendships with new people from all over Australia and abroad and be involved in a community which supports you to thrive and achieve.

    Elena, Mt Gambier SA, 2016 - current
  • College has been the best experience of my life. I've learnt that I am stronger and more resilient than I ever thought. The College environment is inclisove and supportive and got me through my first semester at university, something I don't think I'd have deemed possible if I were living alone or in a flat elsewhere. The facilities at St Mark's compliment my learning style, having the Academic Centre where I can sit in a quiet environment which is separate to my College room as well as tutors and tutorial rooms and the gym which I enjoy using in my spare time. I believe College has allowed me to meet and become friends with a variety of new people which is very important to me. I love being surrounded by friends and loved ones so being in an environment where this is possible every day is of upmost importance to both my academic success and my happiness and wellbeing.

    Meekah, Renmark SA, 2016 - current
  • St Mark's College gives an environment that perfectly cultivates an academically and socially focused space that allows students to both work hard and to relax and de-stress when faced with the hard work required of them. College gives me a place where I have support and can rely on this totally. I know that retuning every day I will have a hot meal, there will be people around me that I am close friends with that I can talk to and get support from. College also gives a fantastic social experience where there are events designed to grow interactions between older years and freshers to grow your social circles and skills. College also offers a fantastic academic focus that allows me to truly achieve my study requirements. Having like-minded people that are focussed on gaining the best results possible for themselves means I am able to easily focus on my own studies. I truly believe St Mark's offers a fantastic environment for me to grow as a person.  

    Hamish, Adelaide SA, 2015 - current
  • As I settle in back at home, I find myself reflecting on all the experiences I have been fortunate to have. From O'Week, sporting events, pond parties, High Table, Arts Evenings and Port'n'Talks, each has heavily contributed to the amazing time I had at College. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found St Mark's. This place has become my home and family during the 10 months I was a resident. The profound impact from all my experiences here will stick with me as I continue onto the next chapters of my life."

    Andrew, USA exchange student, 2014 - 2015
  • Living at St Mark's provided me opportunities to go beyond and, to borrow from the College's modern interpretation of its motto, to 'reach for the stars'. It has been a place of learning with many hours spent in academic pursuit, but also in the development of life skills and an understanding of how people exist and interrelate in this beautifully complex world.

    Nick, Adelaide SA, 2013 - 2015

Get in Touch

For accommodation or function enquiries, or to arrange a personal tour of the College, please make contact!

Our Location

St Mark’s College

46 Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide

South Australia, 5006

Contact Us

P: +618 8334 5600

F: +618 8267 4694

E: stmarks@stmarkscollege.com.au

Tour the College

You can arrange a personal tour at any time by contacting the College office on
+61 8 8334 5600 or take a Google virtual tour around the grounds.