Living at the Australian Lutheran College has given me many great opportunities to enrich myself both academically and socially and form strong lifelong friendships with those living at the college. Not only is the college full of young vibrant people with likeminded Christian values, but it is also a place with a strong sense of community. Young adults from all walks of life live at ALC and all bring different experiences and personalities to the college.
The Australian Lutheran College made my transition from a rural community to the city a smooth and enjoyable process. From my first day to the present, I have been welcomed with open arms. Everyone made me feel so welcome and at home. As our college is one of the smaller colleges, I have been able to make friends with everyone and I have felt a strong sense of support from those going through the same transitions as myself.
Living at the ALC has made life so easy. Not only do we have all our meals provided for us, but we also have our cleaning done as well as internet and phone connection, and much more. Living in the centre of North Adelaide is very convenient as we are only a minute away from the shopping precent of O’Connell St and a short walk away from universities and the CBD. The Australian Lutheran College has provided me with a thriving social life. We have many social events organised for us, such as the popular ‘Main Event’, as well as social netball games and the always exhilarating orientation week. Weekly social get togethers are also an excellent way to get to know your peers, have a great time and have a break from study.
The college provides their boarders with access to the library as well as ample desk space in our rooms and speedy internet connection. When needing a break from study, you can always enjoy a workout in the newly renovated gym or play a social game of squash, tennis or netball on our courts.
Overall my experience of living at the Australian Lutheran College has been one that I will never forget. Not only have I made many great friends, but I have had the chance to grow in myself through the opportunities that have been presented to me by this home away from home. I would definitely recommend the Australian Lutheran College to anyone that wants to have an experience as enriching and life changing as I have.
My name is Carl and I am a boarder at Australian Lutheran College studying an undergraduate in Commerce at Adelaide University. “The Sem”, as it is affectionately known by the boarders, has been a great facility to base myself from whilst undertaking my university studies. A twenty minute walk or an even shorter bike ride is all it takes to arrive for classes at either the UniSA or Adelaide University Campuses.
"The Sem" is an ideal stepping stone for young adults who feel ready to move out for the first time as with full catering, room cleaning and linen service, it offers greater independence whilst still maintaining a few of the home comforts. Undoubtedly the greatest part of the college environment is the people who make it. Almost invariably the boarders come from a country background and having so many likeminded people who share similar values and interests creates a really friendly community environment. This is illustrated by the numerous social events that scatter the semester calendar, be it weekly social mixed netball games, trips to the beach, the famous Thursday Pub Nights or the Sem Formal. There is always something to look forward to as a much deserved break from study.
In contemplation of my time spent here, I can honestly attest that it has been a great period in my life and that I have developed friendships and memories that will be with me for the rest of my life.
What makes ALC boarding good - We’re the smallest college in North Adelaide, but that’s what makes us good. The ALC community is a great, tight-knit community based around Christian values, where you know everyone. Yeah, you do go to Uni to study and you can get plenty of that done here. But at the end of the day when the work is done there’s always good times to be had. We have:
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