is a residential college of the Australian National University
, in Canberra
, housing about 336 students. Bruce Hall is notable for being the first co-educational residential college in Australia.
The Hall's motto is "Felix Qui Potuit Rerum Cognoscere Causas
" which means "Happy is he who is able to discover the reason for things
". There is also a tradition of striving for excellence in sports and the arts, and for encouraging each resident to achieve their own personal best in all aspects of life.
Bruce Hall is located on the campus of the Australian National University
, along Daley Road, in the Dickson Precinct. It currently consists of 7 wings, which are North, South, East, West, Central, Extension and Packard.
Among Bruce Hall's facilities are two common rooms, music rooms, a darkroom, an art studio, laundry rooms, various function rooms, tutorial rooms, kitchens, a computer lab and a library. Bruce Hall also runs a buttery
which sells snacks and alcoholic beverages
All residents, with the exception of residents in Packard Wing, are fully catered, receiving a 21-meal per week under the meal plan. Packard wing residents, as well as non-resident guests have the opportunity to purchase individual meals from the hall, which are held together with normal catered meals. Meals, as well as major functions, are held in the W.P. Packard Dining Hall, which is also notable for being home to Leonard French