Activities and Opportunities
Macquarie University life is more than study, and in addition to its excellent teaching facilities, it offers an abundance of social and sporting opportunities. The active Sports Association has more than thirty clubs for everything from athletics to water-skiing. There are squash, netball, tennis, and badminton courts available. In addition, there is a gym and weight-training area, a sauna, a brush track, and four sports fields. The Student Union organizes many activities on campus, including rock bands, Market Days, and regular art and craft activities.
Students at Macquarie University are housed in various accommodation options on and around campus, including seventy-five new five-bedroom townhouses, which are self-catered. The Accommodations Office assists students in finding temporary and permanent housing. The opportunity to meet students from 71 nations and have a true international learning experience is available.
Macquarie University Village: accommodates students in 1/2/or 5 bedroom townhouses within an 800-bed living complex. Perfect for those wanting to live in a large social environment with private bathroom facilities.
Dunmore Lang: live in an all inclusive college with a strong focus on artistic, recreational and educational pursuits. Full meal board, gym membership and free academic tutoring.
Robert Menzies: live in an all-inclusive college with strong academic and pastoral support. Both self-catered and full catered accommodations are offered. There are private, fully-furnished study bedrooms with shared bathrooms or private ensuites.
Herring Road Apartments: closest apartmetn to Macquarie shopping centre, train station and lecture halls Accommodates 3-6 students in 3,4, or 6 bedrooms. Great for students wanting to live right on campus.
Macquarie Parklands Apartments: Situated only 5 minute walking distance to campus, Macquarie Shopping Centre and train station. Accommodates up tp 4 students in 2 single or 1 twin bedrooms. Great for exchange students, or those looking for a social atmosphere and sense of community.
Balaclava Apartments: Only five minute stroll to campus, train station and shopping centre. Accomodates up to 4 students in 2 singles or 1 twin share bedrooms. Ideal for postgraduate or research students seeking a quiet study area. Building complex has a tennis court, swimming pool and barbeque area for use by all residents.
Macquarie University provides an orientation to assist students in adjusting to new people in a new country. Students will meet each other at the amazing Blue Mountains, which is one of Australia’s World Heritage national parks that hold some of the most beautiful sights in the country. Activities, such as abseiling (rappelling), bushwalking and eating up the crisp mountain air are organized to help students get to know each other. In the evenings, students can get a unique taste of Australian culture with the locals as they head up to the cafes in the main town of Katoomba.
"The combination of the university's strong academics and close proximity to cultural events in Sydney make this an amazing program - my decision to study at Macquarie was one of the best I’ve ever made."
- Nick Smith
"I met other students from Japan, Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Iran, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Brazil, India, and all parts of the United States. This alone made the experience rewarding."
- Jeremy Wiedermann