Why Choose St Mark’s College?

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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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    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.

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    College Life

    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.
    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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    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 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.


  • The Cowan Grant has made living at a residential college a viable option for me. Moving away from home for the first time adds up to be pretty pricey but the support which St Mark’s can provide through their number of scholarships has been crucial to my stay! The Cowan Grant has allowed me to not only live at St Mark’s but to fully soak up all it has to offer. From O'Week, to sports, to academic support and the friends you make along the way, I’m so grateful that the Cowan Grant has allowed me to be a part of it all.

    Maighan, Deloraine TAS, 2015
  • 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
  • St Mark's College was my home away from home. It is a place that makes you feel welcomed, accepted, and encourages those who stay here to strive for the best in all areas of our lives; academically, athletically, creatively, and socially. By living at College you learn important life lessons every day, such as knowing how to balance work, sport, and fun, or just when you should knuckle down and study rather than watch another episode of your favourite television show. One thing I have gained by being on the College Club Committee is a love for the community at St Mark's. I'm proud to call myself a Marksman. Every moment I have spent here at St Mark's, I will never forget. I've created lifelong memories, and friends.

    Ben, Whyalla, 2011 - 2014
  • 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, 2013 - 2015


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Open Day 2017

Open Day 2017

Aug 19, 2017 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm

A great opportunity for prospective students and their families to come and experience what College life is all about.    


A Taste of Mark’s

A Taste of Mark’s

Oct 22, 2017 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm

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Final Service

Final Service

Oct 27, 2017 @ 5:15pm - 6:00pm

Please join us for the Final Service to be held in St Peter’s Cathedral at 5.15pm on Friday 27th 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.

Get in Touch

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




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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.