Logan Hall

Logan Hall is a modern seven storey building which is divided into two wings and accommodates 250 residents. There are 6 accessible rooms in Logan Hall and general accessibility features have been incorporated throughout the building.

The ground floor of the building houses a number of retail outlets, including a supermarket.  For information about the various facilities, please click here.

Virtual tour of Logan Hall

Logan Hall's history

Emeritus Professor Malcolm Ian Logan, AC photograph
Emeritus Professor Malcolm Ian Logan, AC

Logan Hall is named in honour and recognition of Emeritus Professor Malcolm Ian Logan AC.

Professor Mal Logan, geographer and university administrator, was Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University from 1987 - 1996, a time of momentous expansion and change in the young University's history.

Professor Logan was born and raised in country New South Wales. After completing his secondary schooling in Tamworth, he enrolled at the University of Sydney and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with honours, majoring in geography.

After spending time as a teacher in secondary schools, he returned to the University of Sydney to complete his PhD, and later take up an appointment there as Professor of Geography and Urban Planning. Subsequently, he accepted visiting professorships at universities in the United States and Nigeria.

In 1971, Professor Logan was appointed as Professor of Geography at Monash University. Although he knew little about Monash at the time, he was keen to return to Australia, and the University seemed to be "the liveliest and brightest place" to choose.

Once at Monash, Professor Logan settled in quickly to his department and faculty. After a few years he was recruited to senior University management, first as Pro Vice-Chancellor and then, in 1987, he was appointed as Monash's fourth Vice-Chancellor.

Influential at the Commonwealth tertiary education policy level, and in command at Monash, Professor Logan was instrumental in negotiating and giving effect to the higher education merger policies of the late 1980s. Monash merged with key Victorian institutions to grow from one campus at Clayton and 20,000 students, to six Victorian campuses and 40,000 students.

Believing Australia's future and Monash's potential for growth lay in Asia, Professor Logan established a University presence in key countries in the region, and achieved substantial growth in international student enrolments.

He established the University's link with the Sunway Group, which led to the creation of the Monash Malaysia campus in 1998. The marked increase in the proportion of international students changed the face of Monash University, and supported the growth and development of leading research facilities and resources.

In 1996, Professor Logan was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), the highest honour that can be awarded to an Australian citizen. He retired as Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University at the end of that year.

References: Monash University Archives

Photograph: Monash University Archives, IN400; photographer unknown

Mascot and flag

logan hall logoAt Logan Hall our mascot is the wolf. Our colours are purple and yellow and we love to dress up in our colours as often as possible to support our fellow wolves at sporting and social events.

Our live-in Residential Support Team (RST) offers guidance and support; they're dedicated to making sure you're comfortable with all aspects of campus life and you're included in the fun.

The RST provides academic-support programs, sporting, social and cultural events and they have arranged  an events calendar packed with fun so you get all the fantastic social aspects of residential living, as well as your privacy.

See pricing of accommodation.

If you'd like to live at Logan Hall and join the wolf pack, please apply here.

The ground floor of Logan Hall has dedicated retail space, incorporating a supermarket and two food outlets.  This forms part of a wider initiative to enhance the campus experience for the entire Clayton community.  It provides a centrally located social space for residents, and a vibrant destination for students, staff and visitors to eat, drink, shop and relax.