Social Life

Ask any number of King’s Old Collegians about their college experience and you will hear a common thread “…some of the best times of my life were at King’s”

Attending a university with 50,000 students can be daunting for anyone, especially from regional and rural districts. College life is about community. It’s about meeting new friends for life, not just fellow King’s students, the first week you arrive. There are numerous opportunities to meet men and women through a wide variety of organised social events or formal events held at King’s.

Throughout the year there are numerous events held and King’s maintains a busy social calendar. Formal events include the Annual King’s College Ball, Enrolment Dinner, Williams Dinner, Commemoration Dinner, the King’s Dinner, and Valedictory Dinner. Regular informal gatherings include events such as Beers, Bubbles and Burgers on the Terrace at the beginning of each semester and 2nd Year Drinks on the Deck. Two large gatherings are held annually – the King’s ‘At Home’ and ‘Conclusion’.

There are also regular social gatherings arranged with the other residential colleges throughout Orientation Week and almost every Thursday throughout the year.

Sporting Life

Members of King’s are encouraged to participate in any of the many varied sporting pursuits available on and off campus.

The College is a strong competitor against other UQ residential colleges for the Intercollegiate Cup and is proud to have won 18 of the past 20 years. The cup involves a number of sporting activities including rugby, rowing, tennis, soccer, swimming, cricket, volleyball, touch, cross country, and athletics.

To encourage sporting activities outside, the College has instigated the King’s College Rugby Union Football Club (KCRUFC), allowing access to local and international competition. The King’s College Boat Club (KCBC) has also been active in its pursuit to seek international competition on the global stage, most notably competing bi-annually at the Henley Royal Regatta in the UK.

Above all the College encourages social sport. There is always someone to kick a ball around with in the quad, swim a few laps in the pool or a circuit of the gym to keeping a healthy study balance.

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Cultural Life

The cultural talents of Kingsmen and Kingswomen are wide and varied.

Each year the College competes against the other UQ Colleges for the prized Sir Zelman Cowen Cup. This inter College competition includes : Acting, band performance, singing, dance, debating and chess.

Our talented musicians are invited to perform at a number of events and functions held at King’s College.

Dancefest 2017

Choralfest 2018

Bandfest 2017