WARM WELCOME: Easing the transition from secondary education to university

WARM WELCOME: A moment from Welcome Week, we prepare activities to let you meet other new residents and make friends, while you settle into your new home.

Lincoln’s Welcome Week at the start of the year ensures that all our new residents get to meet new people, have fun, and be introduced to the College environment in friendly and welcoming way.

When we asked our residents, just after the start of the year, what the 2020 Welcome Week was like for them, Clem Stanley (Port Pirie/Nukunu Country) said that Welcome Week was “an absolute whirlwind; filled with social events and activities which allowed me to meet some of the most incredible people, who would go on to become my closest friends.”

Lauryn Farmer (Port Lincoln/Barngarla Country) said Welcome Week was a whirlwind of fun and belonging after the exhaustion from moving rurally.

“The connections made during that time have been invaluable and will continue to be for a lifetime,” Ms Farmer said.

And we know this welcoming culture has been in our DNA for decades – when we asked past College Club Presidents about their first impressions of Lincoln.

Greg Rix (1973-75 – Waikerie/ Ngarrindjeri Country) said everyone was very welcoming and it felt like I was joining a family.

Past President Susan Witt (1997-99 – Longreach QLD/Iningai Country) said it was a great location, had a supportive network of friends/academic tutors/staff guidance, and was walking distance to Uni, adding it was a fantastic way to make great friends for life.

With all of the great social support, comes the ability for parents to know that their children are living in a caring community who will watch out for their child’s health and wellbeing.

The College Dean, Dr Jordan Bell, is a registered Psychologist, and the Academic Tutors and Residential Advisors work together to create positive connections between residents who share a corridor or an academic cohort.

Dr Paul Tosch, the Head of College at Lincoln, is himself an alumnus of Lincoln College and has over 20 years’ experience in Collegiate living in Australia and the UK.

Add to this a thriving academic program, healthy meals, and plenty of sport and exercise, and it’s clear that Lincoln is the best-value way to start at university.

People sometimes see College life as unaffordable, but the reality might surprise you – we’ve crunched the numbers for you below, so you can compare the costs yourself.

If you can’t make it to Adelaide for the traditional Open Day weekend, we’ve got options for you!

You can book a tour with us any day, any week, for the rest of the year.

If you’ll be in Adelaide between now and Dec 31, please get in touch and we’ll book you in for a convenient tour time.

If you aren’t able to make it to Adelaide yet, we can give you a personalised online tour of the campus with a member of College staff – just call us to arrange a time.

We’ll answer all your questions about living in an academic community while you study at any university in Adelaide.

There’s no better way to learn about where you’ll be living in 2021 than to have a guided tour – get ready to take in everything Lincoln College has to offer.

To book a time with the Head of College for a one-on-one discussion please call 08 8290 6000 or visit lincoln.edu.au.