welcome

IT’S A MANDELBAUM THING


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 food thing.

We’re serious about providing fresh, healthy food to fit with all dietary preferences. There is flexibility with dine in, take-away meals or late meals.

The people thing. 

We attract bright students who are serious about their studies and balance of an active social life. Our staff work together to ensure our residents are happy, safe, & healthy.

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 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 non-profit thing.

We’re 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 only 40 weeks  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.  We are the only kosher college on campus and kosher facility within the surrounding area.

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Why live here?


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.

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.