Ursula Hall

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Ursula Hall
University Australian National University
Location Building 50, Australian National University, ACT 0200, Australia
Coordinates 35°16′43″S 149°06′52″E / 35.278611°S 149.114444°E / -35.278611; 149.114444Coordinates: 35°16′43″S 149°06′52″E / 35.278611°S 149.114444°E / -35.278611; 149.114444
Motto The Truth Shall Set You Free
Established 1968
Status Catered, co-educational
Warden Ian Walker
Residents 298 (2010)
Mascot Bear
Website ursula.anu.edu.au

Ursula Hall is a catered residential hall of Australian National University. Its residents are drawn primarily from rural and regional Australia and from overseas.


The hall was founded as an all-female institution in 1968 by the Ursuline Order. In 1971 it became a co-educational college. In 2004, Ursula College became known as Ursula Hall.

Residents of Ursula Hall welcomes undergraduate and postgraduate students of all nationalities, religions and cultures—residents are from dozens of countries, including Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States.

The Ursuline Order, which previously owned and managed the hall, has been involved in education for over 450 years. The Order, which was founded in 1535 by an Italian woman called Angela Merici, has a commitment to education. Today, there are Ursuline education establishments throughout Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Australia.


Ursula Hall is administered by the Head of Hall along with the support of administration manager. Each year, two senior students are appointed Sub-Deans. The Sub-Deans assist the Head of Hall in the administration of the hall, as well as administer a team of Senior Residents who are responsible for the pastoral and academic care of residents. In 2011 the position of Sub-Dean was superseded by the position "Community Coordinator".

Ursula Residents Committee[edit]

The Ursula Residents Committee (URC) is the elected student body that represents the interest of Ursula Hall residents. The URC is responsible for organising a range of social and sporting events. The URC facilitates activities such as debating, art shows and sporting competitions. Two of the biggest events in Hall are the annual ball and play, organised by the URC. Residents of any level within the Hall have opportunity to become involved in the URC.

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