Barton College

Barton College is named after Australia’s first Prime Minister, Edmund Barton, and consists of the Hammond, Dawson and Evatt units.

Construction began on Barton College in 1988. Six Hammond Units were built and named after opera singer, Dame Joan Hammond. The Dawson Units were built in three stages; Dawson 1 in 1988, Dawson 2, 3, 4 and 5 in 1989 and Dawson 6, 7 and 8 in 1991. These buildings are named after singer, composer and recording artist, Peter Dawson Smith.

The Evatt units were built in 1992 and named after Herbert V. Evatt for his outstanding contribution to international matters. The Evatt Units were initially established to accommodate international students and as such the units were referred to as "International House".

They are now utilised to accommodate senior/postgraduate/mature age students. Each unit houses 12 students; a total of 48 rooms being available. These students join a new style of community, one that is committed to a more "senior" mode of study. Within the Evatt units, there is an allocation of 24 rooms (2 units) for the first and second year Medical School students desiring to reside on campus.

Barton College provides accommodation for 232 students in a co-residential setting. Each unit houses between 11 and 16 residents. These units are the first accommodation units visible on entry to the main drive of the University. In addition to these places, there is a 2 bedroom house on-campus for second or third year residents, as well as an off-campus house of 6 bedrooms (Thornhill Road) for second and third year, and medical residents.

Barton College has a well furnished Common Room complete with pool table, stereo, DVD player and big screen TV.

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Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

15th March 2011