Dunmore Lang College is home to 250 students studying at Macquarie University and provides fully-catered accommodation for undergraduate with self-catered options for post-graduate students. The College community is founded on the concept of learning, leadership and service. Students are encouraged to embrace a holistic model of education by integrating their university studies with leadership opportunities offered by the College and Macquarie University in ways that will create a better world.
Opened in 1972, Dunmore Lang College was the first affiliated Residential College on the Macquarie University campus. Our mission is to create and sustain a vibrant academic residential community based on respect, responsibility and service; promoting life-ling learning skills and leadership opportunities for all of our student residents.
Dunmore Lang College is non-denominational and operates on a not-for-profit basis. We take seriously our commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility and both staff and students are expected to uphold the values and ethos of the organisation including volunteering and community service.
Facilitating student leadership is at the heart of our mission and students serve in any one of the forty-five available leadership roles. Fifteen Resident Advisers assist the Dean of Residents and College Principal, both of whom live on-site, to ensure students are fully supported to achieve their best both personally and academically. Postgraduate students are supported by the Postgraduate Sub-Dean and the academic programme is facilitated by an Academic Sub-Dean – both current student residents. The five members of the Student Association (ADS) Executive and the twenty Committee Heads work together to run the cultural sports and social activities as well as regular charity events and community service activities. Two senior students also serve as Resident Directors on the College Board providing a voice for student concerns and initiatives at the highest level of the College administration.
The College has strong rural and regional as well as indigenous engagement programmes generously supported by Macquarie University, donors, mentors and facilitators. We are committed to providing opportunities for students from the widest possible range of backgrounds to live in College and successfully complete their university studies.