The College is located at the main campus of Charles Sturt University,
Wagga Wagga, within easy walking distance of the lecture theatres,
library, student's union, swimming pool, gymnasium, squash and tennis
courts, and playing fields.
St Francis College accommodates 51 residents. The college was founded in
1995 by Fr John Shanahan at a temporary site until the present college
building was completed in 1998.
Each study/bedroom is fully equipped with:
a single bed;
doona, doona cover, pillow and bed linen (linen is laundered weekly);
large study desk and comfortable office chair;
vanity unit with mirror and hot and cold running water [ensuite rooms
also have a shower and toilet];
ample wardrobe/cupboard space;
full length mirror;
CSU direct dial telephone with voicemail;
CSU high speed data - both wired and wifi;
TV antenna outlet.
The college is centrally heated in winter and air-conditioned in
The college building has been designed with noise reduction in mind,
creating a quieter environment for study than conventional student
Eleven of the bedrooms have a private ensuite. Residents living in the
other forty rooms have access to eleven individual bathrooms located
throughout the building.
St Francis College is 'semi-catered'. The college provides evening meals
Monday to Thursday in the dining room. At other times students self-cater
in two kitchens equipped with gas ovens and cook tops, microwave ovens,
refrigerators and freezers, toasters and kettles and individual
lockable pantries. Residents are required to bring their own cookware,
cutlery and crockery for self-catered meals.
The college has its own chapel and Mass is offered at 5:30pm every Sunday
during the semester. Residents, family members, friends, and visitors are
welcome to attend Sunday Mass at the College.
Common Rooms & Other Facilities
Common/recreational areas include:
Television Room with big screen TV, DVD, XBOX and
Billiards Room with comfortable leather lounges,
sound system and piano;
Formal Lounge with grand piano, open fireplace and
comfortable lounge chairs;
Outdoor Barbecue in a landscaped garden setting.
Other facilities include:
Laundry with washing machines and dryers, iron and
Car park (free parking!);
Lockable storage area for bicycles.