The University of Sydney’s
boutique residential college
and best-kept secret



Welcome to Mandelbaum House, the University of Sydney’s smallest, newest and most modern residential college. What sets us apart from the alternatives?

The size thing.

Our boutique scale (only 38 residents) makes our service and support exceptional. You’re part of the family.

The respect thing.

No cliques, no initiations, no hazing. We’re outward looking and don’t try to impose any kind of dominant culture. Be you.

The food thing.

We’re serious about providing fresh, healthy food to fit with all dietary preferences. That includes being the university’s only Kosher college.

The inclusive thing.

Our community is a diverse mix of nationalities, genders and cultures. We respect, celebrate and enjoy all cultural and religious traditions.

The non-profit thing.

We’re only interested in helping you make the most of your time at university. We do not lock you into a 52 week contract. Our contracts are for 39 weeks (shorter for one semester students) with an option to extend.

The Jewish thing.

Whether you’re Jewish or not (most of our students aren’t) this means great values like community, self-expression, academic excellence and excellent bagels.

Why live here?

In a nutshell
  • Share a modern, welcoming space with 38 others, not 200+.
  • Save lots of money and time on food, transport, linen, cleaning, bills and internet.
  • Get your social life off to a flying start. Our residents’ society arranges everything from in-house movie nights to beach trips and inter-college competitions.
  • Eat well every day, whatever that means for you.
  • Belong to a group that’s sociable and supportive without restricting your individuality.
  • Feel confident, valued and at home on a campus of 50,000+ people.
Perfect location

We’re centrally located next to the new USYD Business School on a residential street at easy walking distance to everything you need, including lectures, libraries, Sports & Aquatic centre, shops, cafes and public transport. We are also just around the corner from Carriageworks and the Eveleigh Farmers markets.

Support and security

Close connections among all residents and on-site pastoral and practical care make ours a uniquely supportive environment. Everyone knows your name (and your birthday too!)

Ours is also one of the safest buildings on campus.

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