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Welcome to Bruce Hall
Welcome to Bruce Hall

Welcome to Bruce Hall

The Bruce Hall Common Room Committee (CRC) coordinate and run Bruce Hall’s annual orientation week program, which is designed to provide an opportunity for new residents to meet and socialise with their fellow residents.

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Bill Packard Scholarship offers Bruce Hall resident the chance to study at ANU
Bill Packard Scholarship offers Bruce Hall resident the chance to study at ANU

Bill Packard Scholarship offers Bruce Hall resident the chance to study at ANU

For Errol Gracias, inaugural recipient of the Bill Packard Scholarship, his choice to study at ANU was not just for the academic reputation of the ANU College of Law.

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Welcome to Bruce Hall!

Bruce Hall is proud to have been the first undergraduate residence built at The Australian National University in 1961.

Situated on the beautiful Acton campus in Canberra, Bruce Hall has spent the past 54 years establishing itself as a true community of scholars, where individualism is respected and excellence in all things is encouraged. The Hall fosters a self-regulating community where diversity is celebrated and inclusivity nurtured. A Bruce Hall experience lays strong leadership foundations, with many of our Alumni now enjoying successful careers in the judiciary, Parliament, leading universities and the corporate world. Being an integral part of one of Australia’s premier research and teaching universities enhances the opportunities available.

The Hall provides an academic, cultural and social environment – and, of course, accommodation – for 330 students (240 fully catered and 90 self catered) studying at the Australian National University.  Residents come to the Hall from all over Australia and from over 30 countries around the globe. There is a healthy mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students, all of which adds to the dynamic community environment that exists at the Hall. All residents are strongly encouraged to become involved in the life of the Hall to take advantage of the many and varied opportunities to further both their own education and the education of others. This website gives but a snapshot of the endless opportunities available here at Bruce.

Come to Canberra and experience it for yourself!

Bruce Hall 50th Anniversary Commencement address

As the Hall was named after the University’s first Chancellor, Lord Stanley Melbourne Bruce, we were most honoured that the 50th Anniversary Commencement address was delivered by the ANU’s current Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AO QC.

Updated:  30 June 2015/ Responsible Officer:  Administration Manager/ Page Contact:  Administration Manager