New Residents

If you are a new B&G resident, welcome! To make your transition to college life easier, please keep the following in mind.

About Burton and Garran Hall

Burton and Garran Hall is a self-catered hall. All residents get their own room. Find out more about the rooms on the Rooms page.

There are also shared facilities such as the kitchen, Spiderbites, lounge and computer labs. You will get a tour from a leadership member on the day to help you get your bearings.

Before Arrival

Before arriving in Canberra, please download the Check In CBR app. This is used to sign into blocks and aid contact tracing as part of B&G's COVID-19 safety measures. It will also be useful to sign into coffeeshops, restaurants and events around Canberra. For more information visit the ACT Government website.

You are also required to complete the survey which will be sent to your nominated email address before arrival.

In order to keep your place at B&G you will also need to complete the Consent Matters Module on Wattle. This is compulsory for all residents. It is preferred that you complete it before arriving, but it must be completed within 24 hours after check-in. Please search for the course on Wattle and login with your ANU uni number. Alternatively, find the course here, sign in to Wattle and click on Enrol me.

Some useful things to pack include kitchen utensils, linen and clothes for all seasons. For some information on what's available in the rooms and shared facilities (including the kitchen and laundry), please visit the facilities page. Canberra Centre, close to B&G, has several shops if you forget to buy something.

Checking In

Your contract with us will commence on February 3rd, 2021 and you can check in from 9am on that day. We ask that you aim to check in during our regular Office Hours. These are typically Mon-Fri 10am-5pm but will be extended to 9am-5pm for Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th February.

If you are only able to check in after Office Hours, we have limited slots available for you to book. Please email to book these in. Slots are available Mon-Fri before 10pm and Sat-Sun 10am-10pm.

Please fill in the below survey about what day you plan to arrive at B&G. This is extremely important to fill in so that we can manage when our leadership team is present to assist with your check-ins.

 Upon arrival, please enter the central building via the main entrance and check in with the Check In Canberra App.

When checking in, ensure you have a photo ID with you.

Please sign in to Central Block using the Check In CBR app.

For more information about checking in and arrival, please refer to the Arrival Instructions.


B&G has several updated rules and processes to ensure residents' safety during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. For more information, please refer to this document: COVID Procedures in B&G

Ensure you have the Check In CBR app installed, which is used to sign into B&G blocks.